Install Windows 2016 Server on disk Larger Than 2TB

Install Windows 2016 Server on disk Larger Than 2TB

To Install windows 2016 server on disk larger than 2TB seems simple task but actually its not. You can simply install Windows 2016 Server and by default it will install it in MBR (Master Boot Record). The MBR (Master Boot Record) can create maximum disk size to 2TB. Here comes the problem, More than 2TB disk storage attached to a server. You need to create a USB with GPT partition type to work on UEFI systems. GPT is the abbreviation of GUID Partition Table. The widespread MBR partitioning scheme, dating from the early 1980s, imposed limitations which affected the use of newer hardware.

Lets try this very simple solution. First you need to create a bootable USB, its a very easy way to install windows operating system. Use the under given link to download a very simple yet very useful application to create a bootable USB to install Windows 2016 server on disk larger than 2TB.

RUFUS Create Bootable USB

Download the installer or use a standalone application. Both work they same way and create no problem at all.

Check the under given picture for more information:

Install Windows 2016 Server on disk Larger Than 2TB

The USB device will automatically be selected for this process, if its already attached to the system. Most important thing in this process is to select the Partition Scheme. Use the under given partition scheme to install windows 2016 server on disk larger than 2TB.

Partition Scheme and Target System Type:

GPT Partition Scheme for UEFI

Once you are done with this option selection thing, you can press the start button. This will start creating the bootable USB of windows 2016 server for systems having disks larger than 2 TB. Once you are done, use this USB and install the windows 2016 server. You will surely be able to make the desired partition.