Easy Step-by-Step Guide

Windows Server 2016 Essentials

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


Download your Windows Server version from Microsoft's website:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2016-essentials gcm


Choose "Windows Server 2016 Essentials" and download the image file
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Copy the required files to a DVD or an USB flash drive and perform the installation
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To activate Windows Server, run the CMD as admin and perform the following command:

slmgr.vbs /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

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