Preparing Configuration Information

After the installation of Windows Server 2012, you have the opportunity to configure the core settings required for server operation. Taking the time to gather the information described in the following sections before starting your installation will likely make your installation go faster, smoother, and easier.


Although items such as the server name and IP address are required for a server to function, values are automatically generated during installation. Specific system settings are manually entered after the installation is complete, unless an unattended installation with an answer file is used.

Selecting the Computer Name

Each computer on a network must have a name that is unique within that network. ...

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