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SQL Server 2012 with PowerShell V3 Cookbook by Donabel Santos

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Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 as Guest OS

To install the operating system, we first need to mount the Windows Server ISO and play the virtual machine. After that, we can follow the installation wizard.

  1. Launch VMWare Player. Go to Start | VMWare | VMWare Player.
  2. Select SQL2012VM and then select Edit virtual machine settings, as shown in the following screenshot:
    Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 as Guest OS
  3. Let's increase the memory settings—adjust this based on your available hardware configurations. For our purposes we will increase memory to 2 GB (or 2048 MB), but you can definitely set this higher if you wish. Just make sure you have enough memory still left for your host OS, and other ...

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