Installation Windows 2012 R2 (step by step)

In this demonstration we will see our first installation of Windows Server 2012 R2…

In this demonstration we will see our first installation of Windows Server 2012 R2, so need to have a machine or virtual platform (Virtual BOX) to begin with, in my case I have configured a PC with a processor I5 16GB Ram.

The system begins loading drivers:

After loading setup components will ask for the installation language:

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Select the Spanish and continue to indicate the version to install. Then we give to "Install"

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It is interesting to see that this screen is gives us the option of "Repair your computer" in the case that had starting problems or that we were willing to load an available backup before a system failure.

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As we see all we can see them, versions are for 64-bit "x 64". We have two versions, the Standard and the DataCenter with two options each one of them. A version is the usual with the graphical interface "GUI", and the other is the version "Core" it only shows the text without user interface console. We need to highlight, as we have seen, that version "Core" has certain limitations in terms of functionality and is somewhat cumbersome to move from "Core" to "GUI" a once installed. Select the version Windows Server 2012 Standart R2 (Server with a GUI).

We accept the terms of license.

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As it is a new installation we will indicate the bottom option (Custom). If it is an update to Windows Server 2008 R2 could do it from here.

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Appear us drives and partitions available on the server. In our case, there is no defined partition (clean install). You can create partitions now or later at the end of the installation.

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Once created the partitions click on next and begins the installation of Windows Server 2012. This installation requires you to restart your computer several times.

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Once you have finished installing Windows Server 2012 on the first run it will ask us to a previous configuration, which will consist of the creation of the Admin user and your respective password.

The password will be a combination of uppercase, lowercase letters and digits.

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Once created the user administrator Windows Server 2012 is already installed.

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So we are finally in our Windows Server 2012:

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The home screen corresponds to the administration of the server.

It is striking that the 'home' of the previous Windows desktops tab does not appear.

To shut down the computer, we can press Ctrl+alt+sup and then choose the symbol for off.

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If you select the "Local server" tab the current configuration of the server us shows summarized on one screen.

One of the first settings will give the correct name to the team and define your address or network address.

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Assign IP address to the server

To make an allocation of a fixed (static) IP address to our server. We select the network with right click icon and click on the option "Open Network and Sharing Center".

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A network configuration window opens. In the left side pane, select the option "Change adapter settings".

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Opens a window with network adapters that we have installed on the computer.

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To change the IP address of an adapter we select the adapter that you want to change your IP address with the right button and click on the Properties option.

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In the window that is displayed, you select the option "internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)", where we want to give you an IPv6 addressing select the option "internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)". And select the Properties option.

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Finally we put the IP address that you want.

  • IP address: is the IPv4 address that we will put to the adapter.
  • Subnet mask: is the subnet mask of the IPv4 address.
  • Default Gateway: the IP address of the router.
  • Preferred DNS Server: address of the DNS server.

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To verify that the address is correct in the command of performers we write the command "ipconfig/all".

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