Set up preinstalled Microsoft Windows Server
2022 operating system
This section provides instructions for completing the setup of the Microsoft Windows Server
2022 Operating System (OS) that is preinstalled on your system.
NOTE Before using your system, read the software license agreements that are included with each product that you have ordered.
To set up Windows Server
2022 OS for Datacenter, Standard, and the Essentials edition:
Connect the keyboard, monitor, mouse, network cable, power cable, and other required peripherals to your system.
Turn on your system. The system should boot into the preinstalled OS.
Select the language in which you want to configure the preinstalled OS, and then click
NOTE This screen is not displayed for the Simplified or Traditional Chinese operating system.
Select country or region, app language, keyboard layout, and then click
Read the license terms, and then click
Accept if you agree to the license terms.
NOTE If you do not accept the license agreement, you cannot proceed with OS installation.
Enter administrator password that you wish to set for the system, reenter to confirm the password, and then click
The password must conform to the password complexity rules. For more information about password complexity rules, see Password Policy
Select OS Partition Size window, move the slider to set an appropriate OS partition size, and then click
Ok. This allows you to choose the partition during the installation process.
The minimum partition size recommended for primary partitions is 40 GB.
Log in to the system after it reboots.
Type the administrator password, and then press Enter.
A message is displayed with information about the value added services that are provided with your system.
Essentials do not include the Essentials Experience role. Windows Server
Essentials can be configured as a domain controller by installing the Active Directory Domain Services role from the Server Manager. See
Get Started with Windows Server 2022
The preinstalled OS is successfully configured.
NOTE After you log in to the system, you can use the
Server Manager Dashboard to configure and manage different roles and features in the OS.