Windows Server 2019 is almost as easy to install as Windows 10. And in this article, I’m going to take you step-by-step through the process of installing Windows Server 2019.
If you don’t have access to the Windows Server 2019 .iso directly from Microsoft or a partner, you can download an evaluation version from Microsoft’s website here. If you are installing Windows Server on a physical server, you will need to create bootable media. The most common way to do this is to create a bootable USB drive. You can find instructions on how to do that here on Petri.
If you want to install Windows Server 2019 in a virtual machine (VM), see the instructions here on Petri.
Make sure that your hardware is configured to boot from your Windows Server 2019 media and start the server. In this article, I’m going to assume that you will install Windows Server 2019 with the Desktop Experience.
Now follow the instructions below.
Windows will now copy the installation files from the installation media to the disk and expand the files. This process can take a few minutes depending on the speed of your host device.
And that’s it! Now you can use Windows Server 2019 on your server. If you want to configure Active Directory on the server, check out How to Install Active Directory in Windows Server 2019 (Server Manager) on Petri.