How to Install Windows Server 2012 in VirtualBox

In this tutorial of the “How to setup a virtual lab environment” video series we will be setting up Windows Server 2012 in VirtualBox.

One of the ways I teach myself server related topics is to install a virtual environment and configure it as closely as possible to a real life environment.

This allows me to test server roles without worrying about breaking an actual live production environment.

How to Install Windows Server 2012 in VirtualBox

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Comments

  1. Lawrence Nehlor says:

    i download window server 2012 IOS to install in virtual environment and born IOS on DVD, installation go excellent with my Thinkpad laptop but problem in virtualbox installation.

    software downloaded:
    virtualbox 3.4.6
    IOS evaluation server 2012

    which two IOS, evaluation IOS and evaluation VHD work with virtualbox 3.4.6 and how to have it done.

  2. mwpowellhtx says:

    Wouldn’t this perform a little better if you allocate the entire disk space up front?

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