Get the latest binary VirtIO drivers for Windows, packaged as an ISO file, from https://fedorapeople.org/groups/virt/virtio-win/direct-downloads/stable-virtio/virtio-win.iso
Make a folder:
Extract your Windows Server ISO to:
c:\custom\winserver with a compression tool such as 7zip http://www.7-zip.org/.
Extract the VirtIO ISO to
Use an ISO mastering tool to create your custom slipstream ISO. In general, the following mastering options are needed:
You now have a Windows ISO with built-in VirtIO drivers ready for use as a custom Vultr ISO.
At first, no drive is present. This is normal. Click "Load Driver".
For example, using 2012 on a 64 bit VPS:
Browse to one of the following folders (varies based on your ISO image):
Select "Red Hat VirtIO SCSI" driver.
Now the drive is visible.
Computer Management. A new window will open.
Computer Management), select
Ethernet Controllerand choose
Update Driver Software...
Browse my computer for driver software.
Browse...and navigate to
D:\virtio\NetKVM\WIN8\AMD64, then click
Red Hat VirtIO Ethernet Adapter, just click
Unrecognized Deviceson your system.
By default, Windows Server will allow two concurrent RDP sessions. Make sure the Windows firewall allows Remote Desktop on the Public network.
Verify Public is checked for Remote Desktop.
If you need more than two concurrent RDP sessions, install the Remote Desktop Session Host. This requires additional licensing.
Manage, then choose
Add Roles and Features.
Nextuntil you get to
Server Rolessection of it.
Remote Desktop Services, click the check-box beside it to select. Then click
Featurespart for now, so just click
Role Services, click the check-box beside
Remote Desktop Session Host.
Add Features, then click
Nextone last time.
Install. Your VPS will now be installing
Windows RDP, using your
User name(default is Administrator) and
Due to licensing requirements, we cannot provide support for custom Windows installations. If you intend to install Windows at Vultr, make sure you have a valid Windows license before proceeding. The majority of Windows licenses are not valid for cloud server deployment.