In this 70-410 Objective we will cover the princples of installing Microsoft Server 2012R2.
Once you have downloaded the installation media you can mount either burn that to a USB and use Rufus for a Bootable USB or in this example i will be using a Hyper-V Generation Two Virtual Machine
When you start the virtual machine for the first time with the installation
Select the Installation Language
Click Install Now
Here you can select wheather you install Windows Server 2012R2 Standard or Datacenter along the the UI Prefernece, for this blog post we will install Windows Server 2012R2 Standard GUI
Accept the EULA Agreement
For a new installation you cannot complete an OS Upgrade as you have nothing to upgrade from so we select Custom and can prepare for disk configuration
As this server is part of my lab environment it doesnt match the recommeneded specifications for the os hard disk space, the Miniumium recommened by Microsoft is 32Gb. Personally i would recommend for prodcution use you create a VHDX File of 120Gb to allow for Application and Updates.
Installation Complete, Server Reboots
First Time Server Boo
Configure the Local Administration Password
Finalizing Account Setup for the new Administrator Account
Default Windows Server Lock Screen
Enter the Local Administrator Password you just configured
Once the login process has completed the Server Manager will auto launch ready for you to complete the initial server configuration