Chapter 1Windows Server 2016 Installation and Management

Windows Server 2016 builds on the installation and management processes of earlier Windows Server versions. To install Windows Server 2016, you need to understand the editions of Windows Server 2016 and how they are licensed. This will enable you to select the edition of Windows Server 2016 that best meets your needs. You also need to select an appropriate installation method such as automation with Windows Deployment Services.

After installing Windows Server 2016, Server Manager is the main interface that you’ll use for management. From Server Manager, you can launch tools that you can use to manage and monitor Windows Server 2016.

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