Chapter 2

Installing and Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2

Experienced Windows Server administrators and consultants might feel the urge to skip this chapter. You might be thinking that you don’t need to go through this material again. We urge you to think twice about that. We will be covering the fundamentals, but we will also be going through some details that you will probably not already know and that you will find useful.

Your first experience of Windows Server is probably going to be a manual installation of the operating system on a lab or virtual machine. Depending on the complexity of your environment and your upgrade/migration plans, you may decide to continue with manual installations or even consider automated installations. No ...

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