How to Install Windows Server 2012 R2

Last Updated on April 18, 2021 by admin

In this guide we will be reviewing the installation of Windows Server 2012 R2 in exactly 9 steps. So here we go!


Windows Server 2012 R2 has some minimum requirements which are listed below:

  1. Processor - 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor
  2. RAM - 512 MB
  3. Disk Space - 32 GB

Installing Windows Server 2012 R2

Step 1: Insert a DVD of Windows Server 2012 R2 into your system and start it. Once you get a message "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD..", press an Enter key

Insert the Windows Server 2012 R2 boot media

Step 2: Choose the language, time and currency format, keyboard or input method and click Next

Choose the language, time and currency format

Step 3: Click Install now

Start the Windows Server installation

Step 4: Choose the operating system you want to install and click Next

Choose the operating system

Step 5: Click Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)

Custom: Install Windows onlyStep 6: Click New to partition the hard disk and provide size in MB for this drive. When done, click Apply

Create a new partition Step 7: Choose the drive other than Primary and click Next. Sit back and relax while Installation takes a moment

Choose the drive to install Windows ServerStep 8: Upon reboot, provide an administrative password and click Finish

Set username and password

Step 9: Login with your current password and start enjoying Windows Server 2012 R2

First Login to Windows 2012 R2 server


It takes just a few steps to install Windows server 2012 R2 on a machine. Once you are done change your time, time zone, date, server name and firewall settings by reading this related tutorial. You can then configure domain controller, additional domain controller, DNS or DHCP.

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