How to Install Windows Server 2019 on Oracle VM VirtualBox

In this article, we will install Windows Server 2019 on Windows 10 with Oracle VM VBox virtualization program step by step.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on Oracle VM VirtualBox

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

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

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

For more information about Microsoft Server 2019, visit https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/03/20/introducing-windows-server-2019-now-available-in-preview/.

In the previous article, we installed Microsoft Server 2019 with the VMware Workstation program.

After briefly discussing MS Server 2019 and Project Honolulu, let’s move on to the steps of setting up Server 2019 with Oracle VM.

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.

First of all, if you are using Windows operating system, install VirtualBox on Windows 10. But if you are using a Linux based Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint, install VirtualBox on Ubuntu.

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 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.

How to Install a New Virtual Machine in VirtualBox

   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 being installed 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 difficult and 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 your Administrator password that you created and press Enter.

Login to System

   Step 13

Once you have successfully 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 the image below to read our related article.

How to Install Guest Additions

How to Run Server 2019 Step by Step ⇒ Video

You can watch the video below to run it on VirtualBox virtual machine step by step, and also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us.

   Final Word


In this article, we have installed MS Server 2019 Technical Preview step by step, a free and popular virtualization program. You can also install Windows Server 2019 on ESXi. Thanks for following us!

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