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  • I have downloaded Microsoft Server but is the ISO file really over 5 TB (5 198 078 KB)? I have downloaded it two times and both times the same size. Windows Server 2012 installation was in a 32 GB USB stick.


    Nikorios

    Thursday, November 24, 2016 11:31 AM

Answers

  • Try formatting it NTFS. File is a little too big for Fat32 file system.

     

     

     



    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.

    • Marked as answer by Nikorios Thursday, November 24, 2016 6:05 PM
    Thursday, November 24, 2016 3:03 PM
  • Am 28.11.2016 um 14:49 schrieb Nikorios:
    > Unfortunately the guidelines were meant to PowerShell and I have only
    > the command prompt in the server.
     
    Do you know, that Powershell is an executable that can be started from
    "whatever allows to type in commands" ...
     
    By the way: Install new and decide the right kind of installation from
    the beginning.
     
    Mark
    --
    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Group Policy - Cloud and Datacenter Management
     
    Homepage:  http://www.gruppenrichtlinien.de - deutsch
     
    • Marked as answer by Nikorios Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:38 PM
    Monday, November 28, 2016 2:45 PM

All replies

  • Your conversion is incorrect 5,198,078 KB is roughly 4.95 GB

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

     

     

     



    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.

    Thursday, November 24, 2016 2:52 PM
  • Thanks Patrick

    Sorry for my mistake. But why I get the message that the file is too big even I try to copy it to a 32 GB USB stick?


    Nikorios

    Thursday, November 24, 2016 2:59 PM
  • Try formatting it NTFS. File is a little too big for Fat32 file system.

     

     

     



    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.

    • Marked as answer by Nikorios Thursday, November 24, 2016 6:05 PM
    Thursday, November 24, 2016 3:03 PM
  • Thank you again Patrick

    I thought that the stick was NTFS because I  had there Server 2012. I formatted it laterand probably just Fat32. Now I could download Server 2016 ISO there.


    Nikorios

    Thursday, November 24, 2016 4:28 PM
  • Sounds good, 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.

    Thursday, November 24, 2016 6:01 PM
  • Am 24.11.2016 um 12:31 schrieb Nikorios:
    > I have downloaded Microsoft Server but is the ISO file really over 5
    > TB (5 198 078 KB)?
     
    It is KB -> MB -> GB -> TB
    5 198 078 KB / 1024 = 5.076,25MB / 1024 = 4,96 GB / 1024 = 0,0048 TB(!)
     
    Mark
    --
    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Group Policy - Cloud and Datacenter Management
     
    Homepage:  http://www.gruppenrichtlinien.de - deutsch
     
    Thursday, November 24, 2016 7:21 PM
  • Thanks Mark

    Actually I knew that but I counted wrong (see above). Unfortunately my Computer could not boot from a USB stick although I copied the ISO file there. I also tried to make a bootable USB stick (see  http://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2016/10/create-a-usb-stick-for-windows-server-2016-installation) but now the Computer booted normal Windows 7, not from a stick. In both times I booted the Computer using the Boot Menu.


    Nikorios

    Friday, November 25, 2016 12:16 PM
  • Hi,
     
    Am 25.11.2016 um 13:16 schrieb Nikorios:
    > Unfortunately my Computer could not boot from a USB stick
     
    FAT32 or NTFS formated USB Stick?
    Try one or the other way.
     
    Mark
    --
    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Group Policy - Cloud and Datacenter Management
     
    Homepage:  http://www.gruppenrichtlinien.de - deutsch
     
    Friday, November 25, 2016 6:11 PM
  • Thanks Mark

    On the link I gave the stick was formatted as Fat32 but it didn't succeed. So, I formatted the stick to NTFS and then I could copy the ISO to the stick (not to 8 GB but to 16 GB). And although I gave the stick it's own letter, no success. I there a possibility to run the ISO file's Setup to run the installation?


    Nikorios


    • Edited by Nikorios Friday, November 25, 2016 6:22 PM
    Friday, November 25, 2016 6:20 PM
  • Most likely you'll need to mount the iso and copy the files over then boot from that. You can follow along here.

    https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/ITProGuru/Create-Bootable-Windows-Server-2016-USB-Installation-Drive-Step-by-step

     

     



    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, November 25, 2016 7:10 PM
  • Thanks again Dave

    I'll try it next week.


    Nikorios

    Friday, November 25, 2016 7:20 PM
  • Hi again

    Now I've gone a bit forward but then a new problem appeared. The installation started well but after some reboots there was only cmd lines (lock, task manager et.) and all the other display were black.


    Nikorios

    Monday, November 28, 2016 12:31 PM
  • Am 28.11.2016 um 13:31 schrieb Nikorios:
    > [...] but after some reboots there was only cmd lines
     
    Server core, minimal und GUI:
     
    Mark
    --
    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Group Policy - Cloud and Datacenter Management
     
    Homepage:  http://www.gruppenrichtlinien.de - deutsch
     
    Monday, November 28, 2016 1:17 PM
  • Thanks Mark

    Unfortunately the guidelines were meant to PowerShell and I have only the command prompt in the server.


    Nikorios

    Monday, November 28, 2016 1:49 PM
  • Sounds like you wanted;

    Windows Server (Server with Desktop Experience)

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-docs/get-started/getting-started-with-server-with-desktop-experience

     

     



    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.

    Monday, November 28, 2016 1:54 PM
  • Am 28.11.2016 um 14:49 schrieb Nikorios:
    > Unfortunately the guidelines were meant to PowerShell and I have only
    > the command prompt in the server.
     
    Do you know, that Powershell is an executable that can be started from
    "whatever allows to type in commands" ...
     
    By the way: Install new and decide the right kind of installation from
    the beginning.
     
    Mark
    --
    Mark Heitbrink - MVP Group Policy - Cloud and Datacenter Management
     
    Homepage:  http://www.gruppenrichtlinien.de - deutsch
     
    • Marked as answer by Nikorios Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:38 PM
    Monday, November 28, 2016 2:45 PM
  • Thank you Dave and Mark

    Now I succeeded to install the rigt version of Server 2016 Preview to the Computer. I used the Setup program.


    Nikorios

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:37 PM