Installation of Window Server 2008 R2 is a Microsoft product which is used to host all application, Websites, etc & it’s not open source you have to purchase a license per server As of it’s costly for companies. you can install window server 2008 by downloading the os with GUI in the Vmware workstation.
We can easily install windows server 2008 or 2016. The process will be the same. If you need to install windows server update services, you can also do that when you installed it. Let’s see, how to install the windows server.
Installation of Window Server 2008 R2 In Vmware
Step 1: Open the Vmware, Click on “New virtual machine” & pick up the ISO image of the server.
Step 2: The next step is where you can select which server you have to install because there are many servers version available.
Click Next and finish it. Now Server will start installing in Vmware and after sometimes, the installation will be finished.
Step 3: After that, it will ask you to reboot the machine. So just click on “Restart now“.
As you can see after rebooting it will start setting up your desktop first time & Server has been installed.
Finally finished. you can now use it and install the required services or server for your applications.
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