How to Install Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview

how to install windows server 2016 technical preview

The Fourth release termed as Technical Preview 4 of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview is made available last Nov 2015 and can be downloaded at TechNet Eval Center

This post will helpful for the step by step installation of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 in a virtual machine which I have created for an online presentation.

The created Virtual Machine has the following Specifications

VM Config: Ram: 2GB, HDD: 80GB

So what should you expect from Windows Server 2016 when it launches later this year? Click on the below link to know some of the main features so far…

Let’s start our Installation Procedures…

After starting up the VM the Windows Setup screen will appear

how to install windows server 2016 technical preview

There we have options select your preferred Language to install, Time and currency format and Keyboard or input method then click on Next.

how to install windows server 2016 technical preview

On the Next Page Click Install Now.

how to install windows server 2016 technical preview

Select the Operating System to install and click Next.

Note: If you want to Nano Server, it is not included in this option, you have to access it from the Windows Server 2016 binaries.

Nano Server:

  • Windows Server® 2016 Technical Preview offers a new installation option: Nano Server. Nano Server is a remotely administered server operating system optimized for private clouds and datacenters.
  • It is similar to Windows Server in Server Core mode, but significantly smaller, has no local logon capability, and only supports 64-bit applications, tools, and agents.
  • It takes up far less disk space, sets up significantly faster, and requires far fewer updates and restarts than Windows Server.
  • When it does restart, it restarts much faster.
  • The Nano Server installation option is available for Standard and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2016.

how to install windows server 2016 technical preview

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview Installation Continues..

how to install windows server 2016 technical preview

On the next page, accept the license terms and click Next.

how to install windows server 2016 technical preview

Select the type of installation, click on Custom: Install Windows only (advance)

how to install windows server 2016 technical preview

Select a Drive to install Windows and click Next.

how to install windows server 2016 technical preview

Wait until the installation finishes..

You’ll be greeted by the familiar lock screen. Now you’re ready to log in to your server.

how to install windows server 2016 technical preview

Loggin into the Server and observe the various features of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview.

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