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How to Install Windows Server 2012 R2 Step by Step ?

Hello guys in this post i will show you how to install windows server 2012 r2 step by step. As Windows Server is required for vCenter Server Installation. I know that all of you are familiar with this process but some people are freshers so for their help i am writing this post.

Check below step for step by step guide to install Windows Server 2012 R2

Installing Windows Server 2012 R2:-

Step 1:
Insert the Windows Server 2012 R2 installation Disk into CD/DVD Drive.
Start the server or system.
Server will load the OS wait till it completes.

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Step 2:

Choose your appropriate language.
Choose Time & Currency Format.
Choose your keyboard.
Click Next to continue.

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Step 3:

Click Install Now button to start the installation process.

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Step 4:

Enter the Product Key here & click Next to continue.

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Step 5:

Choose the appropriate server edition according to your requirement & click Next to continue.

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Step 6:

Accept the License agreement & click Next to continue.

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Step 7:

As we are installing the first time choose the second option custom.

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Step 8:

Choose the Drive where you want to install the OS.
Click on the New button below to create the partition according to your requirement & click Apply to create partition.

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Step 9:
You will get prompt for additional partition windows create click OK to continue.

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Step 10:

You will see that your partition is created choose the partition & click Next to continue.

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Step 11:

Windows will start the Installation wait till all the process complete.

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Step 12:

After successful all the installation windows will ask for restart.
It will automatically restart in 10 Seconds or you can click on button below Restart Now.

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Step 13:

After restart it will load the system & will ask to set password for the administrator account.
Set the Password with alpha-numeric characters so it will be strong.
Click Finish to complete the installation

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Step 14:

Windows will finalize all the settings.
Press Ctrl +Alt + Delete to sign in to you windows server.

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Step 15:
Provide the Administrator password which you have set before & click Enter to login.

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That’s it You have successfully installed the Windows Server 2012 R2 & you will get below screen.

 

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About Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 2 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server’s, Linux Server’s.

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