Learn How To Install Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition On VMware Workstation 15.5 Pro / Player

Windows Server 2008 is the third release of the Windows Server operating system produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of the operating systems. It was released to manufacturing on February 4, 2008, and generally to retail on February 27, 2008. Derived from Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 is the successor of Windows Server 2003 and the predecessor to Windows Server 2012. In this tutorial you will learn how to download and install Windows Server 2008 R2 enterprise edition on VMware Workstation Pro or Workstation Player. To watch the video tutorial, click on the WATCH YOUTUBE TUTORIAL button below


In order to complete this tutorial successfully the following items that may be needed or required. Please ensure to have these items available before taking implementation action on this tutorial :
1) A desktop or laptop with atleast 4GB of RAM, a dual core processor and 50GB of free disk space
2) The VMware Workstation Player or workstation pro installer
3) The Windows Server 2008 R2 disk image file or physical DVD
4) VMware tools for Windows Server 2008 R2
5) An internet connection to download and install updates


1) Check and enable virtualization technology in your computers BIOS then download & install VMware workstation player / pro
2) Download or purchase the Windows server disk image file or physical DVD
3) Open VMware workstation and create a new Windows Server virtual machine
4) Attach the Windows Server disk image file to the virtual machine and install Windows Server
5) Install vvmware tool for Windows Server, create a shared folder then download and install Windows updates