How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?Microsoft recently released Windows Server 2019 Preview in the Windows Insider Program.
How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

Although Windows Server 2019 is very similar to Windows Server 2016, it has many new features. If you are wondering what’s new in Windows Server 2019, visit https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/03/20/introducing-windows-server-2019-now-available-in-preview/.

As you know in the world of IT, the high-quality virtualization programs are used. Examples of these virtualization programs are VMware Workstation, Oracle VM VirtualBox, and Hyper-V.

In this article, we will use the VMware Workstation 14 Pro virtualization program developed by VMware to install Windows Server2019 Technical Preview.

As you all know, creating a virtual machine with VMware is simple. If you have not created a virtual machine before, you can browse the How to Create VM in VMware Workstation. Before moving on to the steps to install Windows Server 2019, download the Windows Server 2019 ISO file from here.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 using VMware Worsktation 14 Pro?

Follow the steps below to install Windows Server 2019 using the VMware virtualization program step by step.

You can download VMware Workstation 14 Pro from here.

   Step 1

After you have opened VMware Workstation, click Create a New Virtual Machine to create a new virtual machine for Windows Server2019 installation.

In the virtual machine creation window, select Custom (Advanced) and click on the Next button.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 2

In the Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibility window, make sure that Workstation 14.x is selected and click Next.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 3

To add the Windows Server 2019 ISO file to the virtual machine later, select I will install the operating system later and click Next.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 4

In the operating system selection window, select Microsoft Windows and click Next when you have selected Windows Server 2016 version.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 5

Storing the virtual machine created for Windows Server2019 installation on an external disk is important for performance. Locate the Windows Server 2019 virtual machine on a portable HDD and click Next.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 6

In the Firmware Type window, UEFI is selected by default. If you want, you can enable Secure Boot. Click Next to continue.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 7

In the Processor Configuration window, configure the processor according to the hardware specifications of your computer and click Next.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 8

Likewise, you can configure the virtual machine’s memory configuration to 4 GB (4096 MB). You can specify at a higher RAM value as well. Click Next to continue the Windows Server 2019 virtual machine configuration.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 9

In the VMware network configuration window, you can select NAT. Click Next to continue.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 10

LSI Logis SAS (Recommended) is selected by default and click Next to continue.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 11

Select SCSI for the disk type and click on the Next button.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 12

To create a new disk for the virtual machine, select Create a new virtual disk and click Next.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 13

It is recommended that you use the space all of the disk for Windows Server 2019 installation. Configure the VMware virtual machine disk configuration as shown in the following image.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 14

Continue by clicking the Next button in the disk file specification window.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 15

You should activate the virtualization feature before completing the virtual machine. Open the Hardware settings and enable the Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI option as shown below and close the window.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 16

Click the Finish button at the ready to create virtual machine window.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 17

After you click Finish, the virtual disk will start to be created. This may take some time…

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 18

After creating the virtual machine to install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14, add the Windows Server 2019 ISO file to the virtual machine.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 19

Start the virtual machine and start the installation.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

How to Install Windows Server 2019 Technical Preview on Virtual Machine Step by Step?

After you have installed the virtual machine, follow the steps below to install Windows Server 2019 Technical Preview.

   Step 1

When you run the virtual machine on VMware Workstation 14, press any key when you see the “Press any key to boot from CD” message to start the Windows Server 2019 installation.

After the installation window is opened, make your language, time, and keyboard settings and click Next.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 2

Click the Install Now button to start the installation.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 3

In the Activate Windows window, click I do not have a product key.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 4

Select the operating system you want to install and click the Next button.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 5

Accept the Windows Server 2019 license agreement and click Next.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 6

Click on the Custom option.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 7

Partition the disk of the Windows Server 2019 virtual machine and select the partition you want to install and click Next.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 8

Wait while the setup is copying the files…

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 9

Wait while the devices are being prepared…

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 10

Set a complex password for Admin user and click Finish button.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 11

Once Windows Server 2019 is open, press Ctrl + Insert at the same time to switch to the user interface. Type the password you have specified and press ENTER.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 12

After installing Windows Server 2019 with VMware, proceed to the next step to install VMware Tools.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

How to Install VMware Tools in Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation?

It is necessary to install the VMware Tools while using the VMware Workstation virtualization program. Once you have installed VMware Tools, you can use virtual machines more efficiently.

To install the VMware Tools tools after installing Windows Server 2019, follow the steps below.

   Step 1

On VMware Workstation, click VM and then click Install VMware Tools.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 2

After the VMware Tools image file is added to the system, click Run setup64.exe.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 3

In the VMware Tools installation wizard window, click Next.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 4

Select Complete for the type of installation and click Next.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 5

And finally, click the Install button to start the VMware Tools installation.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 6

Restart your system for the changes to take effect.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 7

Configure the resolution setting of the virtual machine by clicking View / Fix Guest Now. After installing VMware Tools, you can now exchange files between your virtual machine and your physical computer.

How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14?

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How to Install Windows Server 2019 on VMware Workstation 14? – In this article, we have discussed the steps to install Windows Server 2019 step by step using the VMware virtualization program. In the following article, we will review the steps for installing Windows Server 2019 on VMware ESXi 6.5. Thanks for following us!

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