Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing VirtualBox drivers, part of Basic Installation and Configuration of Windows Server 2012.
…Now that we've gone ahead and…installed our Windows Server 2012 into our virtual machine, there are a few things we…need to do to the virtual machine so that it communicates better with Virtual Box.…The main thing we need to do is add additional drivers to…our virtual machine to allow the better communications.…The way we add the drivers to our virtual machine.…Is come up to the Devices menu option, click it, then come down here and…insert the Guest Additions CD image.…So, click that.…Once we've clicked the Insert Guest Additions CD image,…we can come down here to our.…
File explorer, and click that.…When we click the file explorer, you'll notice that there is now a CD in…the virtual machine called CD Drive Virtual Box Guest Editions.…Go ahead and double click that.…And this will open up a selection of files for you.…We're going to go ahead and click the v box windows editions.…To set up the drives for this machine.…Now well go ahead and click the next button.…Take our default settings and click next again and then click install.…
Learn how to choose an edition that's right for your setup, install Windows Server 2012 and the VirtualBox drivers, and then configure the services and roles on your new server. Timothy also shows how to set up local storage and manage Windows Server in one of two ways: through the command line or with the simple admin interface that ships with Windows Server.
- Installing Windows Server 2012
- Installing VirtualBox drivers
- Configuring server roles
- Configuring services
- Configuring disk and file systems
- Using alternative administration methods
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Why can't I get my servers to talk to each other when I attempt to add a standalone computer virtual machine (VM) to my domain VM in VirtualBox?
A: Check the following settings if you are having this problem.
- Are your VMs' network adapters set to host-only?
- Do all your VMs have the correct IP address?
- Do all your VMs have the default gateway set to the same IP address of the host-only adapter in your domain controller VM?
- Is your DHCP server set up to manage the same IP address range of the IP address you are attempting to manually enter into your standalone server's VM?