Like its predecessors Server 2012 is only available for 64-bit processors. Which shouldn’t be a problem for any modern server.
The first step is like all other server installations, insert the DVD and hit reboot your server.
This is the first screen you will see. It is pretty self explanatory so I won’t go over it.
The next screen as well is self explanatory. You will need your key to install.
You will next need to decide if you’re going to do a server core installation which is not a GUI or if you want the normal Windows Server that you’re used to with a start menu.
Accept the license… You have no other choice.
Since this is a new installation we will select custom here. If we were upgrading we would obviously select the upgrade option.
You will now need to select the disk that you’re going to install Windows to. Hopefully you have created a RAID for redundancy.
That’s it! Sit back and watch the install.
You will now need to choose a password.
You now have the Windows Server 2012 login page.
You’re now in Windows!
Command to run to install a new application:
CHANGE USER /INSTALL
Command to run once install is complete:
CHANGE USER /EXECUTE