Create Windows Server 2022 Bootable ISO

Are you in need of a method to create a bootable USB for easy installation of Windows Server 2022? This comprehensive guide provides step-by-step instructions for the process, as well as a demonstration of using the EaseUS Todo Backup tool for system recovery to any computer.

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Updated by Gap on Dec 19, 2023

Windows Server 2022 is the latest version of Microsoft's server operating system, offering enhanced performance and a range of new features. Creating a bootable ISO image is crucial for users, particularly IT professionals, who must install an operating system. This article will provide a detailed guide on creating a bootable ISO image of Windows Server 2022. Additionally, we will recommend an easy and reliable solution, EaseUS Todo Backup, which can assist you in restoring your Windows Server 2022 operating system to any bare metal computer.

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What is an ISO Image

An ISO image is an archive file format that contains the complete contents of a CD, DVD, or other optical disk. It can be mounted using virtual disk drive software or burned onto physical disks. One everyday use is to create bootable disks for operating systems or software installation.

How to Create a Bootable Installation of Windows Server 2022

Before you proceed with the creation process, ensure you have a Windows Server 2022 ISO file and a USB device to store the bootable image. One popular tool for creating a bootable ISO image is Rufus. Follow these steps to create a bootable ISO image:

1. Launch Rufus. Then it will automatically detect your USB storage device connected to your computer.

2. Under Boot selection, please click SELECT to choose the Windows Server 2022 ISO file you prepared.

3. Customize the additional settings based on your specific requirements, such as the File system.

4. Once the above process is completed, click the Start button. A warning message will appear, stating that the data on your USB device will be lost. To proceed with the process, click on the OK button.

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After the processes finish, your USB device will be a bootable one to install the Windows Server 2022 on any computer.

Transfer Windows Server 2022 with EaseUS Todo Backup

EaseUS Todo Backup is a comprehensive backup and recovery tool with advanced features and capabilities. It allows you to transfer your system to any computer or bare metal, providing flexibility and convenience. If you are looking for a way to transfer or restore your Windows Server 2022 operating system, follow the steps below to complete the process.

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Create a System Image

1. Run EaseUS Todo Backup and click New Task to create a task.

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2. Select Disk/Volume as the target option from the available options at the top, and then choose System Backup.

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3. Click Browse... to select a destination to keep the backup image and click OK.

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The product also offers advanced settings for personalized use. Here, you can see Schedule, Backup Cleanup, and Backup options.

Click New under the Schedule function. Then you can set the backup frequency based on your needs.

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The Backup Cleanup there enables you to optimize storage space usage.

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And Backup options function offers more customization features, such as encryption, compression, and email notifications.

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After configuring your backup task, click Proceed to start the system backup process. 

Restore the System Image
Launch the EaseUS Todo Backup on your computer. Click on the Recovery button first. Then click the Browse... button to locate and select the system image that you created.

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Next, select a location to restore the image and click Proceed.

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If your computer is bare metal, you must create a bootable media of EaseUS Todo Backup using the Create Emergency Disk function. Once you have created the bootable media, follow the steps above to initiate the system recovery process.

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Once the recovery process is finished, your system is restored and transferred to the computer you need.


Creating a bootable ISO for Windows Server 2022 is a simple process that enables you to install the operating system seamlessly. By following the steps mentioned above, you can ensure a smooth installation of Windows Server 2022. EaseUS Todo Backup will also enable you to back up and restore your system to any computer you require safely and easily.

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Windows Server 2022 Bootable ISO FAQs

1. How to get Windows Server 2022 ISO?

To obtain the Windows Server 2022 ISO image, you must register on Microsoft's official Windows Insider page. Access this webpage using any browser and locate the Windows Server 2022 option. Click on it and select the "Download the ISO" option from the provided choices.

2. Does Windows Server 2022 require a Secure Boot?

Windows Server 2022 does not require Secure Boot, but enabling it for enhanced security is recommended. Secure Boot helps protect against unauthorized operating systems and bootloaders from running during the startup process. However, it depends on the user's preference and specific system requirements.

3. Is Windows Server 2022 UEFI or BIOS?

Windows Server 2022 supports UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) and BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) boot modes. This allows flexibility in choosing the appropriate boot mode based on the hardware and system requirements.

4. Do you need a license for Windows Server 2022?

Yes, you need a valid license to use Windows Server 2022. Microsoft requires users to obtain a license for each operating system installation. Different licensing options are available, including per-core licensing for physical servers and virtual machine licensing for virtualized environments. It is essential to ensure compliance with licensing requirements to use Windows Server 2022 legally.

Start a live chat with an EaseUS Expert to tailor an enterprise backup solution specific to your requirements. We are here to assist you with the following as well:

  • Commence a free trial
  • Obtain a quotation
  • Arrange a free demonstration

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Gap has been working as an experienced data backup and security engineer at EaseUS for over 10 years, focusing on working with clients to assess needs and implemented procedures and tasks for appropriate backup solutions.

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