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Prerequisites

  1. Review Windows Server 2016 release notes and system requirements
  2. Register, then download and install. Windows Server 2016 evaluation editions expire in 180 days. 
  3. Receive email with resources to guide you through your evaluation. 
     

Installation Guidelines 

After installation, install the latest servicing package.

  • Go to: Microsoft update catalog and search for "Windows Server 2016.” 
  • Evaluation versions of Windows Server must activate over the internet in the first 10 days to avoid automatic shutdown.

The Nano Server deployment option in the Windows Server 2016 eval ISO is supported for host and guest VM deployments until the Spring 2018 release of Windows Server. Starting with the Fall 2017 release, Nano Server has been optimized for container use only and Server Core is available for host and guest VM deployments.

 

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