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#1 copiman

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 06:32 PM

I am a student at a technical college and have received Windows Server 2016. In an attempt to learn more about it, I would like to install it on one of my PCs. The PC meets the requirements. I have Windows 10 presently on all PCs. Would it be best to just have Server 2016 on the PC? Or should I leave Windows 10 on it and install Server 2016? I thought about adding another HDD and use it for Server 2016.

 

Since this is new to me I felt it would be best to get input from those who know more about this. Any guidance on this matter or anything related would be very appreciated.



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#2 sflatechguy

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 09:43 AM

Probably the best way to install it is as a virtual machine. I don't know what version of Windows 10 you are running -- Hyper-V may or may not be an option. Other options are VMware Tools or VirtualBox.

 

I assume you'd like to install it to explore features, etc. The nice thing about a VM in this situation is if you break something, you can delete the VM and start over again. Plus you don't have to mess around with dual-boot scenarios.



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Posted 17 September 2018 - 05:32 PM

Thank you for the input. I will look into what you suggested.



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Posted 31 October 2018 - 06:45 AM

I checked the PC and it supports virtualization. I have Windows 10 Home (1803).

I have server 2016 datacenter iso and Hyper-V 2016 iso. Not sure but I think the procedure is install Hyper-v first, then install server, and then windows 10. First time so I don't really know. Should I partition the drive for each?



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Posted 04 November 2018 - 11:13 AM

That shouldn't be necessary. Just make sure you have enough free space on the host disk to provision the VMs.



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 12:55 PM

I checked the PC and it supports virtualization. I have Windows 10 Home (1803).

I have server 2016 datacenter iso and Hyper-V 2016 iso. Not sure but I think the procedure is install Hyper-v first, then install server, and then windows 10. First time so I don't really know. Should I partition the drive for each?

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 08:52 PM

Also Beware installing a server operating system on a desktop motherboard (not using Hyper-V) you will run into Driver issues. Specifically the Network Adapter.


Edited by Sneakycyber, 10 November 2018 - 08:52 PM.

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:28 AM

Thank you for responding to this post and my driver issue post. Will get back to post results soon.



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Posted 13 November 2018 - 04:52 PM

use Vmware and run the server on that. Less risky 






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