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We are trying to do a clean install of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials on a new Dell Server. We have deleted all the partitions and in the custom install process we created a 60gb partition that we want the OS on and then a 900GB partition we want the data to go on. We want the 900GB partition to be the D: drive which is where the serverfolders to be installed.

Is there anyway in before we install to specify that we need that 900gb partition to be the D drive and we want the server folders installed on there?

When we did it the first time it put the server folders on the C:\ by default. Obviously we know we can move them after but we wanted it do automatically on the install?. Is this possible?
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I don't think it's possible.  I think you would have to move them after the install.
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we were able to get this working by first installing it regularly, booting up and then going into disk management and physically making the D Drive on the other partition. Then we went to install again by deleting the C Partition but leaving the d partition and installing server 2012 again on the new created c partition. After the install the server folders installed automatically to the D Drive.
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this is what worked for us.
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