Windows Server 2022 Standard/Datacenter

These instructions are for a fresh install. 
  1. Turn on the system.
  2. Insert the DVD Disk/USB Stick.
  3. Turn off the system.
  4. Turn on the system whilst simultaneously tapping the systems boot key which is most commonly ESC.
  5. This will load up the boot menu. Select the DVD drive/USB Stick and press enter. (If installing using our USB Stick - it may show up under the name VendorCo)
  6. The windows boot sequence should come up. Wait for it to go to the install menu. This may take a while
  7. Input the keyboard layout, language and time format. Then click next.
  8. Click Install Now.
  9. Choose Server edition. (e.g. Standard Desktop Experience)
  10. Accept the license terms.
  11. Choose custom install (Advanced)
  12. Delete all partitions. This will leave behind a partition titled unallocated space.
  13. Choose this partition & click next.
  14. Wait for the install to complete.
  15. Windows will reboot

Server no desktop experience

  1. Set admin password, confirm
  2. Manage Windows Server 2022 through PowerShell via server core interface 

Desktop Experience 

  1. Set admin password, click finish.
  2. Click Ctrl + Alt + Del and enter the admin password
  3. Configure server through the server manager

To activate Windows Server, run 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 purchased) 

Links to create bootable media if you have purchased product key card: 

Windows Server (All 2022 Editions)