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How to Install Windows Server 2016 in Oracle VirtualBox

Windows server 2016 was released as the latest windows server product, it has some new good features. Before we get steps to talk about the functionalities of windows server 2016, we'd better download it and install it on a VirtualBox. Now We would first show you how to install Windows server 2016 in Oracle VirtualBox. Just follow me.

Step 1: Download Windows server 2016 ISO from Microsoft Windows Server 2016 download site.

Step 2: Launch Oracle VirtualBox. Then click New button on the top bar.

virtualbox begin interface

Step 3:In the coming window, just name the system you want to install in VirtualBox and its type of operating system. Choose the proper memory size in Memory size section and check the box labelled with Create a virtual hard disk now in Hard disk section. Last, click Create button.

name and operating configure in virtualbox

Note: The recommended memory size should be bigger than 8G.

Step 4: In the coming window, just choose the location to store the windows server system file and configure the possible hard disk size and type. Then click Create.

configure the hard disk size and type

Note: The file size should more than 20GB so that the windows server system can run properly.

Step 5: Just import the Windows server 2016 ISO and click Start button.

import windows server 2016 iso

Step 6: When it comes to Windows server 2016 setup screen, just choose the language you prefer to and other preferences and click Next.

windows server 2016 setup interface

Step 7: In the coming windows, just click Install now.

begin installing

Step 8: In the coming window, just select the Windows server 2016 standard evaluation with desktop experience version.

select one windows server system to install

Note: You should choose the windows server 2016 with desktop experience so that you can manage this system just like using Windows.

Step 9: In the coming window, just accept the license term and click Next.

accept licence

Step 10: Choose the type of installation, here we choose Custom: install windows only(advanced) option.

choose a type of installation

Step 11: Take the default to install the Windows server 2016. Then click Next and wait for the windows server 2016 completing.

choose where to install windows server 2016

After that, you can see windows server 2016 has been installed in the Oracle VirtualBox successfully.

windows server 2016 in virtualbox

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