Easy | Create Server 2019 Bootable USB for System Recovery

Do you want to create a bootable USB in Windows Server 2019 so as to recover from a system crash? Follow this article to find the easiest way.


by Lily Updated on December 13, 2023

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What is a bootable USB used for?

Bootable USB is a kind of USB drives which contain a bootable operating system. The bootable operation system is generally a compact version of Linux or Windows PE. You will need a bootable USB in following situations:

  • Your computer fails to boot because of serious system errors and you need to run system restore from bootable disc.

  • Your computer falls into boot loop and can’t be fixed with Windows troubleshooting. A bootable USB can help with further recovery measures.

Actually, a bootable USB will help you in many other boot errors. Since it is of great use, how to create Windows 2019 bootable USB exactly?

Powerful utility for creating Windows Server 2019 bootable USB

The process of creating a bootable USB in Windows Server 2019 would be quite easy if you choose the right tool. Here I’d like to recommend a powerful utility AOMEI Backupper Server

  • It enables you to make bootable media in all Windows Server operating systems including Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012/2008/2003, etc.

  • You are able to create two kinds of bootable disc: Linux boot disc and Windows PE boot disc. Both Linux boot disc and Windows PE boot disc can be created straightway in Windows Server 2019. However, if you are planning to create Windows PE boot disc in old server systems like Server 2003/2008, you are required to install Windows AIK in advance. 

  • You can choose CDs, DVDs, and USB flash drives as bootable media.

With AOMEI Backupper, all you need to do to create bootable media are a few clicks. Don’t hesitate to download the free trial of AOMEI Backupper Server and install it on your Server 2019.

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How to create Server 2019 bootable USB step by step

After AOMEI Backupper Server is successfully installed, you can follow the instructions below to create Server 2019 bootable USB:

Step 1. Connect a USB drive to your server. Launch AOMEI Backupper, click "Tools" and select “Create Bootable Media”.

Create Bootable Media

Step 2. In the pop-up window, choose bootable disc type and click “Next”. It is recommended to choose Windows PE so that you can access full functions of AOMEI Backupper.

Tip: The created bootable disc supports both UEFI/GPT and Legacy BIOS/MBR.


Step 3. Select “USB Boot Device” and click “Next”. You will receive a prompt to format your USB drive. Click “Yes” to start creating bootable media.

USB Boot Device

Note: To boot from the bootable USB drive, you should change boot order in BIOS. You will see loaded AOMEI Backupper once login. Just choose the options you need from the main interface of AOMEI Backupper to fix the issues you encounter.

Create Windows Server 2019 system image backup

To restore Windows Server 2019 to a normal state when serious problems occur, you need to create a system image backup in advance.

Just click Backup and select System Backup. Then follow the wizard to complete the process. It is recommended to save the system image on an external hard drive or a network location, so it won’t be damaged by any computer errors.

System Backup

💡 Bonus tip: Best enterprise data backup solution

If you are an enterprise user who has multiple Windows Server devices that need to be backed up, you can try the best enterprise backup software - AOMEI Cyber Backup. It offers you all-around enterprise data backup solutions:

  • It enables you to create system/disk/partition backup for a bunch of Windows PCs and Servers, supporting Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 and Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012 (R2)/2008 (R2).
  • You are allowed to save backup images on a local disk, external hard drive, network share or NAS device, etc.
  • You can schedule a backup task to run every day/week/month using the full/incremental/differential backup method.

Download this powerful enterprise backup software now to have a try!

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To make backups for client computers, just log in AOMEI Cyber Backup, and add the Windows device that you want to backup. Then click Backup Task on the left menu bar and select Backup Task Create New Task.

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Note: AOMEI Cyber Backup can not only help you backup physical machines but also virtual machines. It enables you to backup Hyper-V and VMware easily.


With AOMEI Backupper Server, you can create Server 2019 bootable USB effortlessly. The same method applies to creating bootable USB in Windows Server 2016. Other than creating bootable media, AOMEI Backupper owns the functions of backup, restore and clone. You are allowed to backup files in Windows Server 2019 and run Windows Server 2016 repair with it. Try it now to discover more!

To protect unlimited PCs and servers within your company, you may choose AOMEI Backupper Technician Plus. It offers unlimited billable technical services to clients. It also enables you to copy installation directory for portable version creation.

Lily · Editor
Lily Green joined AOMEI in 2018 and has since become a professional in the areas of data protection and data transfer. She is committed to helping users protect their precious computer data and troubleshoot Windows system errors. She consistently stays vigilant about the latest trends in technology, guaranteeing that the given information aligned with the ongoing advancements in the field.