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How to install Windows Server 2019 Essentials for dummies

How to install Windows Server 2019 Essentials for dummies

If you are used to Windows Server Essentials 2016 or 2012 the new version, Windows Server Essentials 2019 is going to be a big disappointment for you. Microsoft has once more decided to release a crippled version of its beloved Windows Server Essentials. We were used to having a Dashboard that helps us to maintain the server, an easy to understand feature aimed at SMBs. It is gone in Windows Server Essentials 2019 as, Client Backup and Access Anywhere and all the other goodies we knew from Essentials versions. The Essentials Experience role that could be added to Windows Server Standard and Datacenter versions is also no longer available. What remains is the 25 user and 50 computers limit.

Instead of the Essentials Dashboard, Microsoft tells us that you should be using Windows Admin Center but IMHO the Windows Admin Center cannot be a replacement for the Essentials Dashboard.

  1. Click Next
    How to install Windows Server 2019 Essentials for dummies
  2. Click Install Now
    How to install Windows Server 2019 Essentials for dummies
  3. Type your Product Key and click Next
    How to install Windows Server 2019 Essentials for dummies
  4. Accept the terms and click Next
    How to install Windows Server 2019 Essentials for dummies
  5. Click Custom Install
    How to install Windows Server 2019 Essentials for dummies
  6. Choose a drive or partition and click Next
    How to install Windows Server 2019 Essentials for dummies
  7. Windows Setup is working
    How to install Windows Server 2019 Essentials for dummies
  8. Type a password
    How to install Windows Server 2019 Essentials for dummies
  9. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to login
    How to install Windows Server 2019 Essentials for dummies
  10. There we are, a vanilla install of Windows Server Essentials 2019.
    How to install Windows Server 2019 Essentials for dummies

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www.server-essentials.com is founded by Mariette Knap, a Dutch Microsoft MVP. www.server-essentials.com is a community for IT Consultants and Business Owners who, themselves, take care of the IT infrastructure and Employees who do that little extra in the company to keep things running. Our forum is for discussing all things ‘IT’ and more.  Our documentation is top notch and written by and for the community.

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