How to build a new Windows Server 2022 using Oracle Virtual Box.


How to build a new Windows Server 2022 using Oracle Virtual Box

The installation of the latest Windows Server 2022 on VirtualBox is a seamless process. VirtualBox, an open-source hosted hypervisor for x86 virtualization developed by Oracle Corporation, allows you to run multiple virtual machines on your operating system through type 2 virtualization. For detailed instructions on installing Windows Server 2019 on VirtualBox and cloning a Windows Server VM, you can refer to the respective guides. If you are a Linux user, you may also find instructions on installing and configuring Ubuntu Linux on VirtualBox.

To install Windows 11 in Oracle VirtualBox without TPM Support, a guide is available. To evaluate Windows Server 2022, you can register on the official website, and to download VirtualBox, visit their website as well. Additionally, you can find instructions on installing Windows Server 2022 on VMware Workstation and configuring Hyper-V on Windows Server 2019 and 2022 using Server Manager, PowerShell, or DISM.

Minimum Requirement for Windows Server 2022

The minimum system requirements for Windows Server 2022 are as follows:

  1. Processor: 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor or faster.
  2. RAM: 512 MB (for the Server Core installation option) or 2 GB (for the Desktop Experience installation option).
  3. Disk Space: 32 GB of available disk space or more.
  4. Network: An Ethernet adapter capable of at least Gigabit throughput.
  5. Optical Drive: DVD drive (if installing the operating system from a DVD).
  6. BIOS: The system should support UEFI firmware with Secure Boot capability.

It’s important to note that these are the minimum requirements, and for better performance, especially in production environments or when running multiple virtual machines, it is recommended to have higher specifications.

To proceed with installing Windows Server 2022 on VirtualBox, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Virtual Box and Click New

Provide a name for the virtual machine and select the location to save the virtual machine files. In the “Type” dropdown, choose “Microsoft Windows,” and in the “Version” dropdown, select “Windows 2019.” Although the current version of VirtualBox used for this article may not have Windows 2022 listed, selecting Windows 2019 will not negatively impact the installation process, so you can proceed with it.

Ensure that the allocated memory is set to a minimum of 2048MB. Then, proceed by clicking the “Next” button.

On the “Create Virtual Machine” page, choose the option “Create a virtual hard disk now” and then click on the “Create” button.

Summary: Verify the configuration and Click Finish.

As soon as the VM starts, the installation of Windows Server 2022 will commence. Select your preferred language, location, and keyboard layout, then click on the “Next” button.

Click Install Now.

Select the Server Operating system you want to install.  You decide if you want GUI or Command line interface.

We have to Select Custom: Install MS Operating System Only.

Select the Drive you want to install the Operating system.

Accept the software license terms

Installation Under Processing

Set the Local Administrator Password and click Finish.


 Immediately you set up the Admin Password the Windows Lock screen display and to unlock go to Input > Keyboard > Insert Ctrl + Alt + Del and you can go ahead to log in.

I hope you found this blog post detailing the process of installing Windows Server 2022 on VirtualBox both informative and engaging. If you have any inquiries or doubts, please feel free to ask in the comment section.

In conclusion, this guide has walked you through the process of creating a new Windows Server 2022 using Oracle VirtualBox. By following these steps, you’ve gained the necessary insights to initiate your server setup efficiently. If this article has been beneficial to you, I encourage you to share it with others who might find it helpful. Empowering fellow enthusiasts or professionals with this knowledge can foster a community of learning and support. Your willingness to spread the word could assist others in their server deployment endeavors. Thank you for reading and considering sharing this guide with your network.

2 responses to “How to build a new Windows Server 2022 using Oracle Virtual Box.”

  1. Alex Avatar

    Nice Post.
    Thanks for sharing this post.

  2. sandeep Avatar

    Very good article.

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  1. Alex

    Nice Post.
    Thanks for sharing this post.

  2. sandeep

    Very good article.

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