In this article I’ll show you how I Install windows Nano Server 2016 on a Physical Server using the new Nano Server Image Builder tool.
To get started, Download the Nano Server Image Builder and Install It on Windows 10 machine.
Start the Installation
When done, Start the builder and Install the ADK Kit
When the ADK Installation Is done, Start the builder again.
Important: This Is a two steps process.
- Step 1: Create A new Nano Server Image
- Step 2: Create Bootable USB Media
I will start with Step 1: Create New Nano Server Image
Load Windows Server 2016 ISO and select It
Select Physical Machine Image and specify Directory to save (needed for step 2)
Insert USB drive to create bootable analyse tool to check If you can Install Nano Server on the Physical Server
Add drivers If needed
Set server admin password
In this step I’ll create a bootable Nano Server Image and load It on a Physical Server
Start the builder
Select Create Bootable USB Media
Select the Image from Step 1:
Select USB Device
Note: You can also create an ISO Image and burn It on a CD \ DVD and Boot from it.
Insert USB key to Server and boot