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?
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 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.
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.
In the Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibility window, make sure that Workstation 14.x is selected and click Next.
To add the Windows Server 2019 ISO file to the virtual machine later, select I will install the operating system later and click Next.
In the operating system selection window, select Microsoft Windows and click Next when you have selected Windows Server 2016 version.
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.
In the Firmware Type window, UEFI is selected by default. If you want, you can enable Secure Boot. Click Next to continue.
In the Processor Configuration window, configure the processor according to the hardware specifications of your computer and click Next.
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.
In the VMware network configuration window, you can select NAT. Click Next to continue.
LSI Logis SAS (Recommended) is selected by default and click Next to continue.
Select SCSI for the disk type and click on the Next button.
To create a new disk for the virtual machine, select Create a new virtual disk and click Next.
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.
Continue by clicking the Next button in the disk file specification window.
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.
Click the Finish button at the ready to create virtual machine window.
After you click Finish, the virtual disk will start to be created. This may take some time…
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.
Start the virtual machine and start the installation.
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.
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.
Click the Install Now button to start the installation.
In the Activate Windows window, click I do not have a product key.
Select the operating system you want to install and click the Next button.
Accept the Windows Server 2019 license agreement and click Next.
Click on the Custom option.
Partition the disk of the Windows Server 2019 virtual machine and select the partition you want to install and click Next.
Wait while the setup is copying the files…
Wait while the devices are being prepared…
Set a complex password for Admin user and click Finish button.
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.
After installing Windows Server 2019 with VMware, proceed to the next step to install VMware Tools.
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.
On VMware Workstation, click VM and then click Install VMware Tools.
After the VMware Tools image file is added to the system, click Run setup64.exe.
In the VMware Tools installation wizard window, click Next.
Select Complete for the type of installation and click Next.
And finally, click the Install button to start the VMware Tools installation.
Restart your system for the changes to take effect.
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.
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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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