Hyper-V and Server 2016: Windows cannot find the Microsoft Software License Terms

When you try to install Windows Server 2016 in a virtual machine on Hyper-V, you may get the following error:

« Windows cannot find the Microsoft Software License Terms.  Make sure the installation sources are valid and restart the installation. »

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It means that your VM has not enough memory assigned. In this example, I assigned 512MB to my virtual machine which is not enough. So I increased to 1024MB and restart the installation process without error:

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I work as a System Engineer, based in Switzerland with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies. I have 7 years experience in administering Windows Servers. . I am a Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management. I also received the PowerShell Hero 2016 award by PowerShell.0rg. And finally, I am "MCSA: Windows Server 2012" and "Administering & Deploying SCCM" certified.