How to Install Windows Server 2019 on Oracle VM VirtualBox | Step-by-Step Tutorial

This step-by-step guide will show you how to install Windows Server 2019 on your Windows 11 or 10 PC using Oracle VM VirtualBox. We’ll walk you through the entire process, making sure you can finish the installation smoothly. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll have a fully operational Server OS on your Windows computer.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on Oracle VM VirtualBox

How to Setup Windows Server 2019 in Windows 11 or 10 PC using VirtualBox

Microsoft released the Server 2019 Preview version on March 20, 2018. The full version of Windows Server 2019 will be available in the second half of 2018.

Windows Server 2019 is built on the robust infrastructure of Windows Server 2016, and the most striking feature is Project Honolulu. Project Honolulu is a central console that allows you to manage Windows Server 2019, 2016, and 2012 R2 using either the GUI or GUI-less. In the following article, we will examine the Project Honolulu installation and configuration in more detail.

For more information about Microsoft Server 2019, visit this website.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 using Virtual Machine

You can install Microsoft Server 2019 on a physical server. Or you can use virtualization programs to install and experience it on your desktop or laptop computer.

Before installing Windows Server 2019 on a physical server, it is a good idea to build and test it in a virtual environment.

Then, download the Server 2019 ISO file to your computer by clicking here. Finally, follow the steps below to run Microsoft Server 2019.

Step 1

First, create a new virtual computer on VirtualBox. Select Windows Server 2016 (64-bit) in the operating system selection window in the steps for creating a VM. Next, open the Server virtual machine’s settings and click the System / Acceleration tab.

NOTE: Server 2019 is available in the virtual machine operating system selection window in the 6.0 version of the Oracle VM program.

In the Hardware Virtualization section, select the Enable VT-x/AMD-V and Enable Nested Paging options, and finally, add the Microsoft Server 2019 ISO file to the virtual PC.

Step 2

After preparing the MS Server 2019 virtual machine, run the virtual machine by clicking the Start button.

Start Virtual Machine

Step 3

Configure the language, time settings, and keyboard layout for MS Server 2019 and click Next.

Language to install

Step 4

Select the Windows Server Standard (Desktop Experience) version and click Next.

Windows Server Standard (Desktop Experience)

Step 5

Accept the MS Server 2019 license agreement, and then click Next.

Server 2019 License Agreement

Step 6

To install Windows Server 2019 without updating it, click Custom.

Custom: Install

Step 7

Configure the virtual hard disk size for your virtual machine and click Next to select the partition you want to install Server 2019 on.

Disk 0 Partition 2

Step 8

Wait while installing Windows Server 2019 with VirtualBox.

Getting Files Ready for Installation

Step 9

Wait while getting devices ready.

Getting Devices Ready

Step 10

You need to set a complex password for your Administrator account. Type in a complicated password and click on the Finish button.

Customize Settings

Step 11

Click on Input / Keyboard / Insert Ctrl-Alt-Del to open the account lock of Server 2019.

Insert Ctrl + Alt + Delete

Step 12

Type the Administrator password that you created and press Enter.

Login to System

Step 13

Once you have completed the steps for setting up Server 2019, you can check the Server Manager information as shown in the following image.

Server Manager

How to Install Guest Additions on Windows Server 2019

After you install it with VirtualBox, you should install Guest Additions. To install guest additions for Windows clients, click on this link to read our related article.


Final Word

In this article, we have installed MS Server 2019 Technical Preview step by step, a free and popular virtualization program. Thanks for following us!

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