How to download, install and activate Windows Server 2016 Standard

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Please follow these steps to download, install and activate 
Windows Server 2016 Standard successfully:


1. Download your Windows Server version from Microsoft's website:

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


2. Choose "Windows Server 2016" and download the image file gcm


3. Copy the required files to a DVD or an USB flash drive and perform the installation gcm


4. To activate Windows Server, run the CMD as admin and perform the following command:

Dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /AcceptEula /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX- XXXXX-XXXXX 

(Instead of the X, please enter the product key) gcm

 

If you don't have a product key, get it here.