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How to Install and Activate Windows Server 2012

Isola Is
  • Introduction :

    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is an all-in-one server operating system that builds on Microsoft's upgrades to Windows Server 2008 Release 2. As Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 were developed concurrently, they share many features.

    In this blog, we will demonstrate the steps to install and activate Windows Server 2012.

    1. Requirements

      • Processor - 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor
      • RAM - 512 MB Disk Space - 32 GB
      • Network - Gigabit (10/100/1000baseT) Ethernet adapter
      • Installation media
    2. Steps to follow

      • Install Windows Server 2012

        Upon the boot using the installation media. Let's just get started with the install.

        1. Before choosing "Next," choose a language, time zone, and keyboard layout.

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        2. Click on Install Now

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        3. Enter your product key, then click the Next button. Select the edition you want to install and click the Next button.

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        4. Read the relevant notices and licensing terms, accept them, and then click the Next button

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        5. To install Windows Server 2012, select "Custom"

          Kindly be informed that you are working with a brand new installation. Make a backup of all your files before you begin the installation.

          The "Upgrade" choice will upgrade your operating system without affecting your settings, data, or apps.

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        6. Choose the partition where you want to install Windows Server 2012, and then click Next.

          If you want to execute a clean install, format the partition and then click Next. You may also erase all existing partitions and create new ones (s).

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        7. Wait for the installation to complete. It might take some time.

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          Following the installation, the machine will immediately reboot.

        8. Configuring your account is the final step in completing the Windows Server 2012 installation .

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        9. Completed! Windows Server 2012 is now installed.

      • Activate Windows Server 2012

        1. Go to the start menu and browse This PC.

        2. In order to activate Windows Server 2012 R2, enter your product key.

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        3. Windows Server 2012 R2 has now been successfully activated.

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