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Minimum requirements

Microsoft publishes hardware minimum requirements for the software it sells. For Windows Server 2012, the minimum requirements are:
Processor: Minimum: 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor
Ram: Minimum: 512 MB
Disk Space: Minimum: 32 GB
Other requirements:
DVD drive
Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor
Keyboard and Microsoft® mouse (or other compatible pointing device)
Internet access


Server 2012 Installation

Insert the server 2012 DVD in the server and to through the following steps:

  • Once you get the following message press Enter to boot from the setup.Insert the server 2012 DVD in the server and to through the following steps:
    Server 2012 Installation


  • Wait for a while till the setup loads all necessary files (Depending on your machine, it will take couple of minutes)
    Server 2012 Installation



  • Once the setup files are loaded, the setup will start with the following screen. You can change these to meet your needs (the default values should be fine for now).
    Server 2012 Installation


  • Once you click Next, you can start the installation, click “Install now”.
    Server 2012 Installation


  • You will see the following screen, wait until it finishes loading.
    Server 2012 Installation


  • In the following setup screen, you will see four options. Select Windows Server 2012 DataCenter Evaluation (Server With GUI).
    Server 2012 Installation


  • After you click Next from previous screen, Read the License terms, tick the “I accept the license terms” and click Next.Server 2012 Installation


  • Now It will ask you for the drive (or partition) you want to install Windows on. Here we will install it on the one partition we have.
    [bs_icon name=”glyphicon glyphicon-exclamation-sign”] NOTE: This will remove the contents on the partition. Either you create a partition to install windows on, or you can test this on a testing machine.
    Server 2012 Installation


  • Now once we picked our partition, clicking on next from previous screen will start the setup. This process might take a while.
    Server 2012 Installation


  • Once the setup is done, it will restart and start your Windows Server 2012 for the first time. It will ask you then to set up a password for the Administrator user.
    Server 2012 Installation


  • The setup will finalize your settings, might take a couple of minutes.
    Server 2012 Installation


  • Once the setup is done, you can log in for the first time to your Windows Server, as the screen says, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to log in, and use the password you set in the setup process.Server 2012 Installation


  • Once you Log in, Windows Server 2012 will show the Server Manager.
    Server 2012 Installation



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