As part of creating new VM for SharePoint 2019, I was trying to install Windows Server 2016. But I encountered an error as “no images are available” in windows server 2016 vm.
Please follow the below steps to cross this issue:
In the New virtual machine wizard, choose Custom (advanced) to Create a virtual machine with advanced options, such as SCSI controller type, virtual disk type and compatibility with older VMware products.
Then choose, I will install the operating system later. The virtual machine will be created with a blank hard disk.
Then choose “Microsoft Windows” like below and choose Version as Windows Server 2016.
Then in the next screen give a Virtual machine name and Location like below:
Then choose Firmware type as BIOS like below:
Then choose Number of processors and Number of cores per processor.
Then choose the RAM required for the virtual machine (VM).
Then choose Use network address translation (NAT) in Netowrk Type like below:
Then choose I/O controller types as LSI logic SAS like below:
Then choose Virtual disk type as SCSI like below:
Then choose Create a new virtual disk like below:
Then choose the Maximum disk size in GB for windows server 2016 virtual machine.
Then you can specify disk file in windows server 2016 vm.
In the next screen, it will display all the details which you have selected in the above steps.
Then click on Finish button to finish the Windows server 2016 virtual machine.
Now you can see the Windows server 2016 virtual machine, choose the language, time and currency format and keyboard input method.
Now you can see the Windows server 2016 datacenter desktop experience like below.
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I hope this helps you to setup a new VM with Windows Server 2016. You can solve the windows server 2016 image not available error.
I am Krishna.Vandanapu a SharePoint architect working in IT from last 13+ years, I worked in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365. I have extensive hands on experience in customizing SharePoint sites from end to end. Expertise in SharePoint migration tools like Sharegate, Doc Ave and Metalogix. Migrated SharePoint sites from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 and 2010 to 2013 several times seamlessly. Implementing CSOM with Microsoft best practices. Spent quality time in configuring SharePoint application services like User Profile, Search, Managed Meta data services etc. Now exploring SharePoint Framework and SharePoint 2019