Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding hardware requirements, part of Basic Installation and Configuration of Windows Server 2012.
…Now let's go ahead and…look at some hardware requirements for Windows Server 2012.…Microsoft poses some minimum hardware requirements for Windows 2012.…And those minimum requirements are as follows.…A 1.4 GHz 64 bit processor, 512 MB of RAM,…32 GB of disk space, Super VGA monitor.…Keyboard or mouse, Internet access, and a DVD for purposes of installation.…These are the minimum requirements to run Server 2012.…
However, there are some important points we need to make about them.…One, no server will run with less than these minimum requirements.…Another important point to keep in mind is that most configurations are going to…require a great deal more resources than these Minimums.…Finally, if you have more than 16 GB of RAM in your server.…You're going to require an additional two GB of disk space for…every GB of RAM additional that you have.…
While Microsoft has provided minimum resource requirements.…Microsoft has also changed the maximum resource requirements.…So that Server 2012 can be used for much larger…
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?