It is that time of year again – the holidays are almost upon us, and with them comes family gatherings and lots of gift giving. One of the things people usually give as gifts is a copy of Windows Server 2012 – but if you’re like most people, you probably don’t have a physical copy lying around. If you’re looking for a way to install Windows Server 2012 on your virtual machine without borrowing or buying a physical copy, look no further than VirtualBox.

Requirements for installing Windows Server in Virtualbox

To install Windows Server in Virtualbox, you will need the following:

  1. A virtual machine with at least 4 GB of memory
  2. A Windows Server ISO image (64-bit or 32-bit)

Once you have the required items, follow these steps to install Windows Server in Virtualbox:

  1. Choose File > New > Virtual Machine.
  2.  In the Virtual Machine section of the New Virtual Machine window, select the Operating System tab and select Windows Server from the list of options. You can also select a custom edition of Windows Server if you want. The next step is to choose your graphics hardware. If you are using a graphics card that is not supported by Virtualbox, you will see a warning message and be able to choose to ignore it or install the latest drivers. For most users, the default settings should work just fine.
  3. Next, select your hard drive for your virtual server and click Next. You will be asked which version of Windows you would like to install. If you are installing 64-bit Windows Server, you will need to choose 64-bit from the dropdown box next to Version and click Next

Virtual Box

VirtualBox is a powerful software that allows you to create a complete virtual machine environment for your computer. This environment can be used to run different versions of Windows, Linux, and other operating systems.

One of the great features of VirtualBox is that it can create an ISO image of your virtual machine. This ISO image can then be used to install the virtual machine on another computer. This is a great way to share your virtual machines with friends or family members.

The Virtualbox installation process

To install Windows Server in Virtualbox, you first need to download the ISO image. Virtualbox can be downloaded from the VirtualBox website.

Once you have downloaded the ISO image, you need to burn it to a disc. You can do this using any burning program that you are comfortable with. To burn the ISO image to a disc, choose File -> Burn Disc… from the VirtualBox main menu.

After you have burned the ISO image to a disc, you can install Windows Server in Virtualbox by following these steps:

  1. Insert the disc that you burned containing Windows Server in Virtualbox into your computer.
    2. Open VirtualBox and click on the New button in the main toolbar.
    3. In the New Virtual Machine window that opens, choose Windows Server 2008 R2 from the list of options and click on Next.
    4. In the Computer selection window that opens, choose your local computer from the list of computers and click on Next.
    5. In the Type of virtual hard disk field, choose VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) and click on Next.
    6. On the Size field, specify how large of a virtual hard disk you want and click on Next.

Attach the ISO to the VM

To install Windows Server in a virtual machine, you first need an ISO file. You can get an ISO file from Microsoft or another third-party supplier.

To attach the ISO to the virtual machine, follow these steps:

  1. Open the VirtualBox application.
  2. Click the Settings icon (gear icon), and then click the Import button.
  3. In the Import ISO dialog box, select the ISO file you wish to attach to the virtual machine.
  4. Click OK to attach the ISO to the virtual machine.

The ISO file for Windows Server 2012

If you’re looking to create a virtual machine (VM) of Windows Server 2012, you can download the ISO file from Microsoft’s website. The ISO file is approximately 9.7GB in size and will install Windows Server 2012 onto your computer.

The installation process is straightforward and should take around 90 minutes. Once the installation is complete, you’ll be able to access your new server through the VirtualBox software.

Setting up Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 is a great choice for virtualization, and it comes with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) preinstalled. In this guide, we will show you how to set up AD DS in Windows Server 2012.

First, we will create a new forest and domain in Windows Server 2012. Then, we will add the new forest and domain to the existing AD DS instance. Finally, we will configure users and computers in the new forest and domain.

This guide is intended for administrators who are familiar with AD DS concepts and want to set up a basic AD DS deployment in Windows Server 2012. If you are not familiar with AD DS or wish to use an alternative server deployment tool, please consult a qualified administrator before proceeding.

Configuring DHCP on a Windows Server server

If you are setting up a new virtual machine or if you are troubleshooting an existing virtual machine, it is important to have the correct network settings. One of the most important network settings for a virtual machine is the DHCP server.

You can configure DHCP on a Windows Server server to provide your virtual machines with the correct IP address and other networking information. This will ensure that your virtual machines have the correct network connections and are able to communicate with each other properly.

Installing and configuring IIS on a Windows Server server

To install and configure IIS on a Windows Server, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to the Windows Server.
  2. Open the Control Panel.
  3. Under System and Security, click Internet Options.
  4. On the General tab, click Settings.
  5. Under Web Server (IIS), click Properties.
  6. On the General tab, click the Websites button.
  7. In the Add Website dialog box, type the name of your website in the Address field and click OK.
  8. In the Add Website dialog box, type http://localhost in the Name field and click OK.
  9. In the Sites pane, double-click your website name to open it in IIS Manager.
    10. To add a new web page or application to your website, in IIS Manager, select your website in the Sites pane, select your web page or application in the Content pane, and then click Add Page or Add Application .
  10. To modify an existing web page or application, in IIS Manager, select your website in the Sites pane, select your web page or application in the Content pane, and then click Edit.

Securing a Windows Server server

One of the most important steps in securing a Windows Server is to protect the server’s operating system (OS). This can be done by creating an ISO image of the Windows Server. This ISO image can then be used to protect the server against accidental changes, theft, and DDoS attacks.

To create an ISO image of a Windows Server, you first need to secure the server. This can be done by encrypting all of the data on the server, installing security software, and protecting access to the server with firewalls and intrusion detection systems (IDSs). Once the server is secured, you can create an ISO image of it by using VirtualBox or another virtualization software.

By creating an ISO image of the Windows Server, you have ensured that it will remain secure no matter what happens to the underlying physical server. You can use this image to protect the server against accidental changes, theft, and DDoS attacks.

Download ISO or VHD

If you want to install Windows Server 2016 in a virtual machine, you can download an ISO or VHD file from the Microsoft website. To download an ISO file, click the link for Windows Server 2016 (x64). You can also download a VHD file by clicking the link for Windows Server 2016 (x86).

Once you have downloaded the ISO or VHD file, you need to create a virtual hard disk (VHD) in VirtualBox. To do this, open VirtualBox and click the New button. In the New Virtual Machine window, select the ISO or VHD file that you downloaded. Then, click OK.

When you create a VHD in VirtualBox, it will be size-limited to 2TB. If you want to install more than 2TB of data in your virtual machine, you will need to create multiple VHDs.

Navigation and Shutting Down

1. Navigation

Windows Server ISO for Virtualbox provides a simple and straightforward way to navigate your virtual machines. You can easily find and launch your virtual machines by using the search bar or the My Computer icon. You can also shut down your virtual machines by clicking on their icons in the My Computer window.

2. Shutting Down

To shut down a virtual machine, just click on its icon in the My Computer window and select “Shut Down” from the dropdown menu. Windows Server ISO for Virtualbox will then prompt you to confirm your decision.

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