Sometimes you want to learn configuring the Windows server 2012, but you have no enough budget to buy the professional machine, you can install windows server 2012 on a VMWare and use that to learn. Here we would show you the way of installing windows server 2012 on VMWare.
First, install Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine
Step 1:Run VMware Workstation 9.0 and click File – New Virtual Machine.
Step 2: Follows "New Virtual Machine Wizard", check Custom(advanced) checkbox and click Next.
Step 3: Choose the Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibility and click Next.
Step 4: Browse installer disc image file you have just downloaded, click Next.
Step 5: Choose Windows operational system version.
Step 6: Name the Virtual Machine and choose one location for it. Click Next to let it go. Generally choose the default settings are OK. Until you create disk for Windows server 2012 R2, confirm all the settings you have set and click Finish to complete New Virtual Machine creation.
Second,Install Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials After succeed in installing the corresponding virtual machine, you can run it to install windows server 2012.
Step 1: When the windows server 2012 setup screen appears, just choose a language that you are familiar with. Then click Next.
Step 4: Choose one type of installation you want: Upgrade: Install Windows and keep files, settings, and applications. Custom: Install Windows only (advanced) here we choose Custom for we just want to install the Windows server 2012.
Step 5: Choose the disk where you want to install Windows operational system.
Windows system program begin to install. Just wait for minutes to finish all operational system settings.
After it completes installation, a window pops up and asks you to set password for built-in administrator. Type in password twice, and the password has to meet password complexity requirement set by administrator for network or group. Then click Finish to restart Windows server 2012 R2. And after that, you can login in windows server 2012 in the VMWare.