Can't install Windows Server 2016


New Member
May 4, 2019
Hello everyone,

somehow I can't install a Windows Server 2016 VM. After 33% of copying files, I get an "io-error" in relation with storage.

I think it might be that I only have 18GB max of local node(?) storage availabe (VM has 1TB, got a total of 1.87TB of storage in RAID 1).

I have almost no experience with Linux, so everytime I see a CLI my heartrate increases rapidly.
And so my brother thought it might be a great idea to recommend me proxmox saying it's so easy to setup.

So I'm sitting here since 4 hours trying to install a single VM. Didn't get far with tutorials aswell and I'm slowly getting impatient.

It would be awesome if someone could help me with that.

I guess you are correct its looks like you using the wrong storage.
Ensure you are using the correct storage for the Windows vdisk.
You can see in the GUI under the node on the left side the different storages.
Use the storage with the most space.


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