How to download, install and activate Windows Server 2016 Standard


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

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