Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video Planning your installation, part of Basic Installation and Configuration of Windows Server 2012.
…Before you ever install any operating systems, you need to go ahead and…plan out your installation ahead of time.…Planning is a very important part of installation and…every installation should begin with a planning phase.…One of the things you need to plan out is what settings you will set up…in your server before you set it up.…The reason why is because many of the settings may be difficult or…even impossible to change later without having to totally reinstall your server.…If you have to reinstall your server, this will waste a lot of time and…effort on your part.…
You also need to consider the new features in Server 2012.…Even if you're familiar with older versions of Server,…you need to be aware there are quite a few new features in Server 2012.…A really good source of finding out what those features are is…Microsoft's Technet website.…Let's go ahead and take a look at that.…This is the Microsoft Technet website that lists the new features of Server 2012.…As you can see, there are a lot of them.…If you need to find out more information about a specific feature such as…
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?