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Windows Lab 01 - Creating Server01

Introduction

In this lab we'll be creating our first virtual server running Windows Server 2012 R2.  The high level steps are the following:
  • Create a virtual machine using VirtualBox
  • Changing Settings on the network interface on our virtual machine
  • Virtually putting the Windows Server 2012 R2 DVD in the drive
  • Install Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Install Guest Additions for VirtualBox
  • Renaming the server to Server01
  • Changing Server01's IP address
  • Shutting down Server01

Create a Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

Open VirtualBox, if you don't have VirtualBox installed follow the steps in this tutorial to help you.  We are going to use VirtualBox to create a new server named Server01.  

On the VirtualBox Manager click New.

Type in Server01 for the name and choose Windows 2012 (64 bit) for the version.  Click Next.

Make sure your memory is set to 2048MB. Click Next.

Choose to Create a virtual hard drive now.  Click Create.

Choose VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image).  Click Next.

Choose Dynamically allocated.  Click Next.

Change the hard drive size to 60.00GB.  Click Create.


Changing Settings on the Network Interface on our Virtual Machine

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


Virtually putting the Windows Server 2012 R2 DVD in the Drive

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.


Install Windows Server 2012 R2

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.

Install Guest Additions for VirtualBox

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

Renaming the server to Server01

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.
Server01 - Rename Server

Changing Server01's IP address

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.
  • IP: 192.168.10.1
  • Subnet: 255.255.255.0
  • Gateway: 192.168.10.254
  • DNS: 192.168.10.1
Server01 - Change IP

Shutting Down Server01

Now let's shut down our server.
Server01 - Shut Down Server

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