Installing Windows Server 2012 R2
In this video we will show how to perform a clean install of Windows Server 2012 R2 standard edition in a VMWare environment. We'll also provide instruction on installing VMware tools in the new Windows Server 2012 installation. Check out http://YouTube.com/ITFreeTraining or http://itfreetraining.com for more of our always free training videos.
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In order to install Windows Server 2012, you require a 1.4Ghz 64bit CPU (32bit CPU's are not supported) 512Megabytes of RAM, and 32Gigabyes of free space. This will be enough to install Windows Server, however this is the bare minimum. For any production system you should have 1 Gigabyte or 2 Gigabytes of RAM at a minimum and more free hard space. Usually anywhere from 50-100 Gigabytes of free space is enough for basic Windows Server installs. The amount of RAM and disk space you require will ultimately be determined by what you are planning to use the serve