This guide walks you through the steps to create a bootable usb media to install Windows Server 2016 on UEFI enabled machines. I have configured the BIOS settings of the server to only boot UEFI and disabled the legacy boot.
- 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
You can create USB boot media compatible with UEFI using PowerShell with the following script.