Installing Windows Server 2012 RC on VMware Workstation Step-by-Step

With Windows Server 2012 RC being released just yesterday, I wanted to see if I could still install it on VMware Workstation as I had done with the Beta version before. The good news is that everything works beautifully. Here is a nice picture of my Windows Server 2012 RC running in VMware Workstation 8.

I was also able to install the Hyper-V Server 2012 RC as well without a problem.

There certainly are a few tricks to be aware of in order to get them to install, so please reference my previous article for the detailed instructions.

https://clusteringformeremortals.com/2012/03/01/how-to-install-windows-server-8-beta-on-vmware-workstation-8/

It probably will only be a matter of time before I put Windows Server 8 RC on my laptop and switch to Hyper-V instead of VMware Workstation, but I’ll probably save that for another day when I don’t have some work to get done!

Installing Windows Server 2012 RC on VMware Workstation Step-by-Step

3 thoughts on “Installing Windows Server 2012 RC on VMware Workstation Step-by-Step

  1. rhonin powers says:

    attempted to install using Win7x32 as you did above and I still can’t install the vmtools. Another other thoughts on what config changes I can make to get the vmtools to install?

  2. rhonin powers says:

    sorry about that…I have your other article open… let me know when/if you’ve tested with vmtools and what was the outcome.

    thanks.

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