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How to install iSCSI Target Server in Windows Server ?

If you are using the VMware LAB at home then you can use the windows server as the iSCSI Storage. Once you create & configure storage in windows server you can easily use it with your VMware lab. So for creating the iSCSI Storage you will need the iSCSI Target server to be installed in Windows Server so that we will see in this post.

So let’s check out how to install iSCSI Target Server in Windows Server Step by Step :

Installing ISCSi Target Server in Windows Server 2012 R2:-

Step 1:
Logon to your Windows Server. Open the Server Manager.
Click on Add roles & features.


Step 2:

This is the default page we don’t have to do anything here.
Click Next to proceed.


Step 3:

Choose the first option “Role-based or feature-based installation”
Click Next to proceed.


Step 4:

Choose the Server on which you want to install.
Click Next to proceed.


Step 5:

Now Choose the Role “File and Storage Services” click on the triangle to expand.
Check the box File & iSCSI Services.
Click Next to proceed.


Step 6:
We don’t require any additional features here so leave as it is.
Click Next to continue.
On the Confirmation page check the details & click Install to start the Installation.


Step 7:
You will see feature installation started wait till complete.
Click Close to close the Wizard.


That’s it you have successfully installed iSCSI Target Server.

Checkout Our Posts on How to Configure iSCSI Target Server :-


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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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    1. This will help to setup the iSCSI Target Server.
      for Setting up iSCSI Target server iSCSI should be installed first.

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