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Windows Server 2012

Step by step Windows Server 2012 installation

Now that we have everything we need, We can Start:

1- Insert the Windows Server 2012 DVD, and once you get the following message press Enter to boot from the setup

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

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3- 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)

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4- Once you click Next, you can start the installation, click “Install now”

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5- You will see the following screen, wait until it finishes loading


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

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7- After you click Next from previous screen, Read the License terms, tick the “I accept the license terms” and click Next

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8- Now It will ask you for the drive (or partition) you want to install Windows on. Here I’m installing it on the one partition I have here. NOTE: This will remove the content of the partition. Either you create a partition to install windows on, or you can test this on a testing machine

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

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10- 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

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11- The setup will finalize your settings, might take a couple of minutes

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12- 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

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13 – Once you Log in, Windows Server 2012 will show the Server Manager

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