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Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by WinDev, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. d5aqoëp

    d5aqoëp MDL Senior Member

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    I have Windows Server 2019 20H1 build which I downloaded off Wzor's cloudmail links. However there does not seem to be a build which gives Desktop Experience as a choice during setup.
    How can I have desktop experience for 20H1 May 2020 19041 build released few days back? I tried to enable desktop experience and it failed to enable as well.
     
  2. RobrPatty

    RobrPatty MDL Addicted

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    19041 only has core index's. No desktop experience.
     
  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Only Server LTSC releases have Desktop Experience. The latest one is Server 2019 LTSC, based on 1809.
     
  4. lolcocks

    lolcocks MDL Novice

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    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?
     
  5. freddie-o

    freddie-o MDL Addicted

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    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
     
  6. lolcocks

    lolcocks MDL Novice

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    Oh I see, thank you.
     
  7. lolcocks

    lolcocks MDL Novice

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    Which ISO should I use if I have an official Windows Server Key?
     
  8. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Depends on the key you have :) . This key allows you to install and activate the version of Windows server with which it is associated
     
  9. lolcocks

    lolcocks MDL Novice

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    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.
     
  10. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    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.
     
  11. lolcocks

    lolcocks MDL Novice

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    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.
     
  12. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Let me check ...
    PS : You're right this is the latest GUI version. Other are without when you look the iso size.
     
  13. lolcocks

    lolcocks MDL Novice

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    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?
     
  14. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Official ISOs, no homebrews or modified ones here are allowed. So it is safe. :)
     
  15. lolcocks

    lolcocks MDL Novice

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    Oh, I wasn't aware MDL had such a rule. Good rule. Thanks for all your help. :)
     
  16. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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  17. lolcocks

    lolcocks MDL Novice

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    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.
     
  18. AlanM2020

    AlanM2020 MDL Novice

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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.
     
  19. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    If you're not able to download more than 2GB I don't see how we can help