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Cannot Download the Trial Version of Microsoft Server 2016 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Could someone help me?  I download the trial version of Microsoft Server 2016 datacenter at evalcenter-evaluate-windows-server-2016.    After I installed it, there was no desktop.  I found out that I should have download the Microsoft Server 2016 server datacenter with desktop.  Now when I go back to the website to re-select the version, it keeps downloading the first version I selected - Microsoft Server 2016 datacenter w/o desktop.

    How can this be resolved?

    Thanks.

    Bruce

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:20 PM

Answers

  • There's only a single download for Standard/DataCenter. Sounds like you installed a core edition. Choose one of the Desktop Experience editions during installation.

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

     

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    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.


    • Edited by Dave PatrickMVP Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:53 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Udara Kaushalya Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:39 AM
    • Marked as answer by BruceK2 Friday, May 15, 2020 8:24 PM
    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:31 PM

All replies

  • There's only a single download for Standard/DataCenter. Sounds like you installed a core edition. Choose one of the Desktop Experience editions during installation.

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

     

    (please don't forget to mark helpful replies as answer)

     

     

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.


    • Edited by Dave PatrickMVP Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:53 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Udara Kaushalya Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:39 AM
    • Marked as answer by BruceK2 Friday, May 15, 2020 8:24 PM
    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:31 PM
  • Thank you very much for your help!!!  

    Bruce

    Friday, May 15, 2020 8:25 PM
  • You're welcome.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Friday, May 15, 2020 8:25 PM