Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with Windows disk types, part of Windows Server 2012: Installation and Configuration.
Another consideration when you're setting up your server,…is to consider what type of disk settings you're going to use.…Before we discuss disk settings though, we need to consider partitioning.…Partitioning is the process of breaking up a physical drive…into smaller components that are easier to manage.…One type of partitioning is the Master Boot Record type of partitioning.…This is an older form of partitioning, and…can be managed with the MMC Disk Manager Tool, which we will look at later.…A second type of partitioning that…Windows can do is the Globally Unique Identifier Partitioning Table or, GPT.…
This is the newest form of partition available on Windows and…was introduced with Windows Vista.…The GPT can also be used for both physical and virtual hard disk.…One consideration of GPT though,…is that it needs Extensible Firmware Interface to work.…The Extensible Firmware Interface, or…EFI, is a newer style of BIOS that many of the most recent computers use.…Once considering partitioning,…there are two basic disk types that Windows Server 2000 can handle.…
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?