Since Windows Server 2016 has been released, I grabbed the RTM ISO file and wanted to install a new server using a USB stick.
I configured the BIOS settings of the server to only boot UEFI and disabled the legacy boot.
Some of the key points to bear in mind:
- A USB stick with more than 5.3GB is required
- UEFI requires a FAT32 partition
- FAT32 has some serious limitations and the size of the install.wim file exceeds those limits. This file requires therefore to be split into multiple more suitable parts
Here’s how I created my USB boot media compatible with UEFI using PowerShell: