Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by WinDev, Oct 12, 2013.
19041 only has core index's. No desktop experience.
Only Server LTSC releases have Desktop Experience. The latest one is Server 2019 LTSC, based on 1809.
Should I install "Windows Server 2019 (Standard, Datacenter) Refresh (re-release)" or "Windows Server 2019 (Standard, Datacenter) Updated (September 2019)" on a physical machine?
Also, what's the difference between these and the evaluation versions? I am guessing these are the actual ISOs provided to people who bought Windows Server 2019?
It shouldn't make a difference which of those 2 builds you install after you updated thru Windows Update after installing.
The difference is you can activate a Non eval whereas with the Evaluation version you won't be able to activate it unless you convert it to Retail first
Oh I see, thank you.
Which ISO should I use if I have an official Windows Server Key?
Depends on the key you have . This key allows you to install and activate the version of Windows server with which it is associated
It's a Windows Server 2019 Standard Key. I am at a distant relative's office and they lost everything related to the key. All I got was a photo of the key and that it's a Windows Server 2019 Standard Edition Key.
So which ISO should I get?
Will the"Windows Server 2019 (Standard, Datacenter) Updated (September 2019)" work?
I was thinking of the evaluation edition but I don't think it asks for a key so I decided to go for the ones available in this thread.
You can take the latest Server ISO updated June 2020. Have a look at GezoeSloog signature to get the link. When you install it, type your key it will automatcly pick up the correct index version.
His signature has the latest version of Server 2019 as "Server 2019 Updated Sept 2019" which is the same as "Windows Server 2019 (Standard, Datacenter) Updated (September 2019)" in this thread I believe.
I want the standard edition, one with the GUI as I am not an expert.
Let me check ...
PS : You're right this is the latest GUI version. Other are without when you look the iso size.
Thanks for all your help man. I will be getting the "en_windows_server_2019_updated_sept_2019_x64_dvd_199664ce.iso".
One final question, these ISOs, are these official ISOs from Microsoft or have be created by users?
Official ISOs, no homebrews or modified ones here are allowed. So it is safe.
Oh, I wasn't aware MDL had such a rule. Good rule. Thanks for all your help.
@lolcocks you're welcome
Hey man, just wanted to report back to you that I used the "Windows Server 2019 (Standard, Datacenter) Updated (September 2019)" ISO, A.K.A, "en_windows_server_2019_updated_sept_2019_x64_dvd_199664ce.iso".
It accepted my key and gave me options only eligible for my key, which were the standard edition, either Server Core or with Desktop Experience.
So it's all working great! Now to learn how to setup the domain and all the settings that come with it.
Is there any difference between Server Core and Desktop Experience?
Like obviously, core will not have a GUI and will probably consume less resources because of the same, but feature wise or update wise, is it better?
And how do people even setup domains and group policies just using Core? It must be very difficult.
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Friends...I desperately need 2012 R2 and 2016 retail version ISOs. I cannot upgrade my 2008 R2 retail server using the trial ISO and I no longer have my old server CDs.
I'm not able to download the 2012 R2 ISO using the link provided. I got as far as 2GB on one attempt but then it errors out. I'm near NYC on a 1GB FIOS connection.
Can you please help? An important server is broken and I must upgrade to repair.
TYVM for any assistance.
If you're not able to download more than 2GB I don't see how we can help
Thanks for your reply. After I typed this I realized that I was downloading directly to a datacenter server at only 10 Mbps. I was able to download to my office and then transfer the file over to the server myself.
TYVM for this ISO! It's a real lifesaver.