Windows Server 2012 (code name Windows 8 Server) can be setup by booting from the DVD or run the setup from another OS.
Minimum configuration is :
1.4 GHz 64-bit processor
512 Mb of RAM
32 Gb of disk
Select the language you need :
Then run Install :
Enter the product key
Then select the version you want to setup : in that page we’ll cover the graphical version (GUI) :
Then accept the licence terms :
Then select the type of installation, I personally would never recommand an upgrade on a production server :
Select the disk and partition for installing the OS (minimum 32 Gb ), then clic on Next
The installation begins :
At the end of setup, you have to define the administration password, which must comply with a minimum of complexity rules.
Then you can open the session : press Ctrl + alt + Delete
And logon as administrator with the previously defined password :
Now that the session is openned, you can discover the new Server Manager :
And I suggest you to make a few basic task :
Clic on 1 – Configure this local server :
And define the name and domain of the server.
Then define the Ip Adress(es).
In the next step we’ll discover how to add roles.