Sunday, January 26, 2014

Windows Server 2012 (Windows Server 8) Installation

Windows Server 2012, codenamed "Windows Server 8", is the sixth release of Windows Server. It is the server version of Windows 8 and succeeds Windows Server 2008 R2. Two pre-release versions, a developer preview and a beta version, were released during development. The software was generally available to customers starting on September 4, 2012.
In this easy step by step guide, we will learn how to install and activate Windows Server 2012.
Before you start make sure you have the minimum requirements to install Windows Server (Windows Server Requirements):
Processor: Minimum: 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor
Ram: Minimum: 512 MB
Disk Space: Minimum: 32 GB
Other requirements:
  • DVD drive
  • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor
  • Keyboard and Microsoft® mouse (or other compatible pointing device)
  • Internet access
 You can then download the evalution copy of Windows Server 2012 from here, Download the ISO and burn it to some DVD:

Now that we have everything we need, We can Start:
1- Insert the Windows Server 2012 DVD, and once you get the following message press Enter to boot from the setup
2- Wait for a while till the setup loads all necessary files (Depending on your machine, it will take couple of minutes)
 3- Once the setup files are loaded, the setup will start with the following screen. You can change these to meet your needs (the default values should be fine for now)
 4- Once you click Next, you can start the installation, click "Install now"
5- You will see the following screen, wait until it finishes loading
6- In the following setup screen, you will see four options. Select Windows Server 2012 DataCenter Evaluation (Server With GUI).
7- After you click Next from previous screen, Read the License terms, tick the "I accept the license terms" and click Next
8- Now It will ask you for the drive (or partition) you want to install Windows on. Here I'm installing it on the one partition I have here. NOTE: This will remove the content of the partition. Either you create a partition to install windows on, or you can test this on a testing machine
9- Now once we picked our partition, clicking on next from previous screen will start the setup. This process might take a while.
10- Once the setup is done, it will restart and start your Windows Server 2012 for the first time. It will ask you then to set up a password for the Administrator user
11- The setup will finalize your settings, might take a couple of minutes

12- Once the setup is done, you can log in for the first time to your Windows Server, as the screen says, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to log in, and use the password you set in the setup process

13 - Once you Log in, Windows Server 2012 will show the Server Manager

Congratulations! you have now Windows server 2012 Installed with Datacenter.


Other References:
1) Install and Deploy Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012,
2) Windows Server 2012: Install & Configure Windows Server 2012 using VHD Boot,
3)Installing Windows Server 2012 in Core Mode,
4)Installing Windows Server 2012 (RC) Step-by-Step,

Friday, January 3, 2014




1) Run installer ie SQLManagementStudio_x86_ENU.
2) SQL Server Installation Center window appears.
Choose the first option (as we are going to add Server Management Studio to the existing SQL Server.)
3) Product Updates.
Deselect the update option.
Click Next.
4) Installation type.
Select option to “Add features to an existing instance of SQL Server 2012”
Click Next.
5) Feature Selection.
Select Management Tools – Basic
Click Next.
6) Error Reporting.
Click Next.
7) Installation completed.
Click Close.
8) Check the existence of the application SQL Server Management Studio.
Run the application.
9) Select the Server.
Select Windows Authentication.
Click Connect.
10) Connection to database server is established.



1) Run the installer file, ie SQLEXPR32_x86_ENU
2) The SQL Server Installation Option window pops up.
Select “New SQL Server …”
3) License Agreement window.
Accept the terms.
Click Next.
4) Product Update window.
Deselect the update option.
Click Next.
5) Reminder to restart computer.
Click OK.
6) Setup Support Rules.
Click Next.
7) Feature Selection.
Click Next.
8) Instance Configuration.
Click Next.
9) Server Configuration.
Click Next.
10) Database Engine Configuration.
Click Next.
11) Error Reporting.
Click Next.
12) Installation Completed.
Click OK.
Click Close.
Restart Windows.
13) After the computer restarted, find the application SQL Server Configuration Manager.
14) In the SQL Server Configuration Manager.
Select SQL Server Services.
Note that the SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS) is running.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014



This tutorial uses the iso file VS2012_WEBEXP_ENU.iso installed to Windows 7.


1) Run the Installer.
2) Click Agree.
Click Install.
3) Wait for the process.
4) When Setup is completed, click Launch.

5) Click Cancel if you don’t have the key.
6) Wait for program loading.
7) Main Application window appears on the screen.
8) Create New Project.
9) Select Visual Basic. Select ASP.NET Web Forms Application. Click OK.
10) Wait for project creation process.
11) Code Editor appears on the screen.
12) Find the Run button (the one having the Internet Explorer on its side).
13) Output window shows Build process messages.
14) Internet Explorer pops up and displays the web page.