Thursday, March 22, 2018

Windows Server 2019 Insider preview on VMware workstation 14

Microsoft Windows Server Team has released Insider preview for Windows Server 2019. In this post, I am going to install it on VMware workstation 14. Download

Windows Server vNext LTSC Preview - Build 17623

You can download it from here.

What's New in Windows Server 2019:

Microsoft brings numerous innovations on these four themes in Windows Server 2019.

Hybrid Cloud
Application Platform
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI)

Let's start with VMware workstation

Open VMware workstation and click File-> New Virtual Machine-> Custom (Advanced) and click Next.

On next Screen leave the hardware compatibility to default (Workstation 14.0) and click Next.
On Very Next screen select ( I will install the operating system later) and click Next

Under Guest Operating system Select Microsoft Windows and Under Version Select Windows Server 2016 and Click Next.

Set the virtual machine name and location where you want to save the VM.

Select Firmware Type to BIOS. and click Next.

Set the number/number of cores per processor (at least 2 cores required) and click Next.

Set the Memory as per your server. I am going to set 4GB  and click next.

Select Network Type on the Next screen and click Next. I am going to use Bridged Networking.
On Next screen select I/O Type I am going with the default option as follows.

On Next screen go with recommended settings SCSI (Recommended) 

Select Create New Disk and Click Next. 

Set the disk capacity and click Next.

Set the disk file name and click Next.

Review your VM Settings and Click Finish.

Click Edit Virtual Machine Settings and click on CD/DVD SATA and set the path for downloaded Windows Server 2019 ISO file. Make Sure that Connect at Power on is selected under Device status. Click OK.

Power On the Virtual Machine and you will see following. Click Next.

Click Install Now.

Enter the Key for the version you are going to install.

Select the Version you want to install. I am going to install Windows Server Standard (Desktop Experience).

On Next Screen Accept the License Terms and click Next. On Next Screen Click on Custom: Install Windows only (Advanced)

On next screen set where you want to install the windows and click Next.

Setup will start on next screen.

After reboot, you will see following. Set the Password for Administrator and click Finish.

Login with Administrator Account.

Install VMware Tools, You will experience the enhanced performance.

Right click-> Personalize -> Themes, Here you can change desktop icons.

Project Honolulu on Windows Server 2019

Till this build, you can check what's working and what's need to be improved. 

That's all for now. Check your server as per your requirements. 

Cheers -:)