In this lab we'll be creating our first virtual server running Windows Server 2012 R2. The high level steps are the following:
this tutorial to help you. We are going to use VirtualBox to create a new server named Server01.
On the VirtualBox Manager click New.
Change the hard drive size to 60.00GB. Click Create.
Now we have a virtual server named Server01. The next thing we need to do is change the network settings on our server so our servers don't interfere with other students.
In VirtualBox Manager select Server01 on the left side. On the right side scroll down click the word Network.
We're going to set our network card to internal mode. This will make sure our servers don't conflict with other servers in the class. Open the Advanced options and make sure you set Promiscuous Mode to Allow All. This will allow our virtual machines to talk to each other within the machine. Click OK
The next thing we need to do is put the Windows Server 2012 R2 disk image in the virtual DVD drive. Click on Storage in the VirtualBox Manager.
Click on the image of the DVD that says Empty next to it in the middle, then click the DVD with the drop down on the right. This will let you browse to the ISO for Windows Server 2012 R2.
Once the disk image is in the virtual DVD drive click OK.
Our virtual server is all set. Now we can start the server and start the install of Windows Server 2012 R2. Click Start to power on the virtual server.
When you turn on the virtual server it will start the boot process. Follow the steps in the wizard to install Window Server 2012 R2 Standard Evaluation (Server with a GUI). We are going to use P@ssw0rd for all our passwords. That is a zero between the w and the r.
Server01 - Install Windows Server 2012 R2
Once you enter the password you'll see a screen that says press Ctrl-Alt-Del to sign in. In VirtualBox click Machine - Insert Ctrl-Alt-Del to get past this screen.
Sign in using P@ssw0rd as the password.
After the install we need to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions. Installing the tools will make the virtual machine work better with the physical machine's operating system. In VirtualBox click Devices - Insert Guest Additions CD image to put the CD image in the virtual DVD drive. Nothing will appear to happen, proceed to the next step.
Browse to the CD and install the Guest Additions using the virtual CD in the virtual drive. Once installed the virtual server will restart. After it restarts log back in as administrator and proceed to the next step.
Server01 - Install Guest Additions
Our server has a name of Server01 inside VirtualBox, Now we need to name it Server01 on the network. We need to change the computer name to Server01. Renaming the server will require restarting the virtual server. After it restarts log back in as administrator and proceed to the next step.
We are going to setup our network card with a static IP address. The video below will show you how to set the IP address.