Install Windows Server 2008 R2 on VirtualBox



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Preparation

1. Download the VirtualBox& Windows Server 2008 R2 (ISO) installation files.

VirtualBox Installation & Virtual Machine Configuration

1. Install the VirtualBox & configure the Virtual Machine. Below are settings for this installation,

General:
• Type: Microsoft Windows
• Version: Windows 2008 (64 bit)

System
• Base Memory: 1GB
• Processor: 1CPU

Storage
• HDD: 30GB

Network
• Enable Network Adapter (Bridged Adapter)

2. Mount the Windows Server 2008 R2 (ISO) file onto your Storage settings. Save and you can start the virtual machine.

3. Select the installation language.

MS Server 2008 R2 Installation - Language

4. Choose Install Now.

MS Server 2008 R2 Installation - Install Now

5. Select the operating system version. In this example, we have choose the Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (Full Installation).

MS Server 2008 R2 Installation - Select Operating System

6. Next, you will be prompted with the Microsoft Software License Terms. Please read (huh!) and accept the license terms. Then, click Next.

7. Choose Custom (advanced) for fresh installation.

MS Server 2008 R2 Installation - Type of Installation

8. Define the installation location. Click Next.

MS Server 2008 R2 Installation - Installation Location

9. The installation starting now.

MS Server 2008 R2 Installation - Installing Windows

10. Once the installation is completed, you may need to change the Administrator password for first time login.

MS Server 2008 R2 Installation - Administrator Password

11. Set the initial configuration tasks. Some of the configurations are,

• Windows Activation
• Set Time Zone
• Networking
• Computer Name & Domain
• Automatic Updates
• Windows Firewall
• Remote Desktop Connection

12. Once the configuration is done, you can access the Windows Server 2008 R2!

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