How to Install windows server 2012 R2

By | September 8, 2020

In this Blog, we will discuss How to Install windows server 2012 R2.

Install Windows server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 Editions

  • Foundation– Windows Server 2012 foundation Editions used for small organizations for as many as 15 users.
  • Essentials– Windows Server 2012 essentials ideal for small businesses that have many as 25 users and 50 devices.
  • Standard- Windows Server 2012 designed for medium-level organizations for physical or minimally virtualized environments.
  • Datacenter– Windows Server 2012 Datacenter used for larges organizations and designed for highly virtualized cloud environments.

Features of compare of Windows Server 2012 all editions-

Server ManagerYesYesYesYes
Windows PowershellYesYesYesYes
DHCP roleYesYesYesYes
Print and Document ServicesYesYesYesYes
UDDI ServicesYesYesYesYes
Windows Deployment ServicesYesYesYesYes
Windows Server Update ServicesYesYesYesYes
Active Directory Lightweight Directory ServicesYesYesYesYes
Active Directory Rights Management ServicesYesYesYesYes
DNSYesYes(Auto Installed)YesYes
Web Services(IIS)YesYes(Auto Installed)YesYes
Application Server RoleYesYes(Auto Installed)YesYes
File ServicesLimited To DFS rootLimited To DFS rootYesYes
Remote Desktop ServicesUp to 20Upto 250UnlimitedUnlimited
Active Directory Domain Servicesmust be root of Forest and DomainYesYesYes
Active Directory Federation ServicesNONoYesYes
Server Core modeNoNoYesYes
Hyper VNoNoYesYes

What is the Minimum Requirement for Install Windows Server 2012 R2?

TermsInternal Hardware)32 Bit-OS64 Bit-OS
Processor1 GHZ or Faster1 GHZ or Faster
RAM(Random Access Memory)1 GB2 GB
HDD(Hard Disk Drive)16 GB32 GB
Terms( Software and External Hardware)32 Bit-OS64 Bit-OS
Pendrive/DVD8 GB8 GB
ISO File and Bootable software.

Step to Install windows server 2012 R2

You need to following steps to Install windows server 2012 R2-

  1. Click on Next,Windows Server 2012 welcome Screen.
Windows server 2012 Welcome screen

2. If you want to new Installation Click on Install Now.

Install Option in server 2012

3. Select the Operating System that you want to Install and Click on


Windows setup server 2012

4. Read Microsoft Software Licensing Terms and select I accept the licence terms and Click on


5. if you want to upgrade windows then select Upgrade:

But we are Installing New Windows

Select Custom: Install Only.

Windows Installation Options in server 2012

6. Create partition and click on Next.

Partitations Options in server 2012

7. Now you can see that installing Windows has been started.

It will be several time restar.

Installing Windows screen in server 2012

8. Settings Screen- Types Administrator password.

Administrator Password Options in server 2012

9. After restart your Computer, Type administrator password and login.

Administrator password

10. On the First Login you can see this Screen.

After Login getting dashboard

Now your concepts have been cleared about Install windows server 2012 R2. If you have any doubts and query please comments me.

Thanks For Reading Have a Nice Day.

You May Also read—

One thought on “How to Install windows server 2012 R2

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *