There may come a time that you may need to install Windows Server 2016.
Here I will provide a high-level step by step on this installation process.
Windows Server 2016 Installation media (DVD, USB flash, WDS, etc.)
Installation Target (Computer, Server, Virtual Machine)
Keyboard (Mouse is optional)
Video Example of Installation:
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Power on Installation Target (Computer, Server, Virtual Machine), specify the language, time zone and keyboard or input method then, click Next.
Click Install now on the Windows Setup screen.
Enter your license key or click “I don’t have a product key”.
This option is normally chosen when you have a local KMS host used to activate the Windows Installation
Select the desired Windows Server edition, Click Next.
Accept the license terms by placing a check in the box, then click Next
On the next screen choose “Custom” install. This is for clean installs of the Windows OS
Select the disk, you want to install the widows on, click Next
The installation will copy files and install the base features and updates. When complete the computer will reboot. After your restart, you will be asked to compose a secure password. Once completed you will be able to log into your Windows 2016 Server.
Job well done.