How to Install Windows Server 2022 on your Dedicated Server

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By Craig Messer |
May 30, 2023 at 23:58

Installing Windows Server 2022 on your server is an important task to get your system up and running smoothly. This easy-to-follow guide will walk you through each step of the installation process. Let's get started!

Step 1: Prepare for Installation

  • Ensure that your server meets the system requirements for Windows Server 2022.
  • Gather the installation media, either a DVD or a USB drive containing the Windows Server 2022 setup files.

Step 2: Start the Installation

  • Power on your server and insert the installation media into the appropriate drive or USB port.
  • Restart your server and press the designated key (usually F12 or Delete) to access the boot menu.
  • Select the option to boot from the installation media.

Step 3: Choose Language and Keyboard Settings

  • On the Windows Setup screen, select your preferred language and keyboard layout.
  • Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4: Install Now

  • On the next screen, click "Install Now" to begin the installation process.

Step 5: Enter the Product Key

  • Enter the product key provided with your Windows Server 2022 license.
  • Click "Next" to proceed.

Step 6: Accept License Terms

  • Read the license terms carefully and check the box to accept them.
  • Click "Next" to continue.

Step 7: Select the Installation Type

  • Choose the type of installation you prefer: "Custom: Install Windows Only" for a fresh installation or "Upgrade" to upgrade an existing Windows version.
  • Select the appropriate option and click "Next."

Step 8: Partition and Format the Hard Drive

  • If you're performing a fresh installation, you'll need to partition and format the hard drive.
  • Select the unallocated space and click "New" to create a new partition.
  • Set the desired size for the partition and click "Apply" to save the changes.
  • Select the newly created partition and click "Next" to proceed.

Step 9: Install Windows

  • The installation process will begin, and your server will restart multiple times.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to customize settings such as time zone, network configuration, and password.
  • Wait for the installation to complete.

Step 10: Complete the Installation

  • Once the installation is finished, you'll be prompted to create a user account.
  • Enter a username and password of your choice.
  • Click "Finish" to complete the installation.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Windows Server 2022 on your server. You can now explore and configure the server according to your specific needs. Enjoy using your new operating system!

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