In part 3 of this tutorial I’ll set up a virtual Windows 2012 R2 server that will act as our DNS server, Domain Controller and a DHCP Server for our virtual private network. The server install is pretty straight forward and I won’t go into much detail. So here we go. First we’ll create another typical virtual machine.
Once again choose to install the operating system later.
Select Microsoft Windows version Windows Server 2012 for the operating system.
Name the virtual machine and choose a location for it.
Then choose the disk capacity, I kept the defaults.
no we need to customize the hardware and change the network adapter to use our custom virtual network we created in part 1 of this tutorial.
now drop the windows server install media into the dvd drive by browsing to the iso image.
We can now start the virtual machine and install the software. The following screens will show the install progress.
We now have a brand new server. As you can see it cant find a DNS server and isn’t getting a proper IP address. I part 4 we will take care of this so stay tuned!