This post contains a demo of installing the Windows Server 2016 Operating System on Hyper-V.
To install the Hyper-V Role on Windows 10, see this guide from Microsoft Docs: Install Hyper-V on Windows 10.
Once you are done with this guide you will be logged into a new Windows Server on Hyper-V. You will then be ready to configure and run tests on your server. The next step for me would be to Install Active Directory (AD) on the server.
1. Right-click your Hyper-V Manager host machine, and select New > Virtual Machine…
2. Enter the name of the new VM and the location on disk.
3. Select Generation of VM.
4. Enter the memory allocation amount.
5. Select a network connection (I’ll set this up later).
6. Enter the dynamic virtual hard disk limit, and for this tutorial, I’m leaving the vHD location as default (driven from the previous selection).
7. Select an Operating System ISO file.
8. Review configuration and hit finish.
9. Power up the new VM!
1. Connect to the new VM (ensuring step 7 above was followed).
2. Hit any key.
3. After 30 seconds or so of loading, select your location.
4. Click to start the Windows Server installation.
5. GUI this time around, and Datacenter Edition for the test environment.
6. Accept the usual.
7. Check advanced options.
8. Install on the 50GB vHD.
9. Hit next, and away it goes…
10. The installation will finish up and restart once it’s done. Before the Windows Server login screen is shown, the built-in administrator password needs to be set.
11. Login with the above password.
12. Hurray, it’s Windows 2016 everybody!