Windows Server 2012 setup

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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.

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