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How to download, install and activate Windows Server 2016 Standard

download, install and activate Windows Server 2016 Standard

How to download, install, and activate Windows Server 2016 Standard

Windows Server 2016 Standard is a strong operating system designed for business needs, with greater security, improved performance, and an abundance of capabilities. This step-by-step guide will show you through the process of downloading, installing, and activating Windows Server 2016 Standard, whether you are setting up a new server or updating an existing one. 

System Requirements

Before you start the installation, make sure your server corresponds to the following minimum system requirements for Windows Server 2016 Standard:

  • RAM: 512 MB (2 GB for the Server with Desktop Experience installation option)  
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor
  • Hard drive space: 32 GB or greater
  • Optical drive (if installed from a DVD) Network adapter
  • An Ethernet adapter with at least gigabit throughput

Please follow these steps to download, install and activate Windows Server 2016 Standard successfully:

1. Download your Windows Server version from Microsoft’s website: gcm

2. Choose “Windows Server 2016” and download the image file gcm

3. Copy the required files to a DVD or an USB flash drive and perform the installation gcm

4. To activate Windows Server, run the CMD as admin and perform the following command:

Dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /AcceptEula /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX- XXXXX-XXXXX 

(Instead of the X, please enter the product key) gcm


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