Solved

server 2012 vmware workstation 9 error on install

Posted on 2014-04-24
7
481 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-24
Hmm. Should I be able to deploy a server 2012 R2 from an ISO into a VMWare workstation 9 environment? Just trying to get some hands on for exam prep.
When i tried installing i chose the "i will install OS later" option, rebooted, pointed virtual CD at iso but i get an error - please see attachment if you can.
Any help appreciated.
Jason.

ps, i can deploy 2008 R2 servers in the same workstation build.
2012-error.gif
0
Comment
Question by:Jason Thomas
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:bbao
ID: 40019912
which ISO file of Windows Server 2012 are you using? have you checked its SHA-1 hash to verify the ISO image before using it to install the OS?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Jason Thomas
ID: 40019921
Hi, i still have an active technet account so have just downloaded the ISO file called "en_windows_server_2012_r2_with_update_x64_dvd_4065220"

I read something recently about checking the SHA-1 hash, at the risk of sounding dumb can you advice how this is done please? I assume you are checking the authenticity of the download?
Thank you.
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:bbao
ID: 40020545
here is M$ way to calculate SHA-1 hash code for checking authenticity.

How to compute the MD5 or SHA-1 cryptographic hash values for a file
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889768
0
Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Jason Thomas
ID: 40020590
Thanks for that. I can see how to run the utility against the iso file but where do I get the original value from Microsoft to compare it against?
0
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
bbao earned 500 total points
ID: 40020653
you didn't see the SHA1 code when downloading the ISO file from Microsoft? anyway, see below the screenshot.
MSDN Subscriber Downloads
its SHA1 code is AF9EF225A510D6D51C5520396452D4F1C1E06935
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:Jason Thomas
ID: 40020800
Much appreciated thank you.
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:bbao
ID: 40020814
glad to help and thanks for the points.

so the problem was caused by a corrupt ISO image?
0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is my 3rd article on SCCM in recent weeks, the 1st (http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/A_4466-A-beginners-guide-to-installing-SCCM2007-on-Windows-2008-R2-Server.html) dealing with installat…
Have you considered what group policies are backwards and forwards compatible? Windows Active Directory servers and clients use group policy templates to deploy sets of policies within your domain. But, there is a catch to deploying policies. The…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…
This is my first video review of Microsoft Bookings, I will be doing a part two with a bit more information, but wanted to get this out to you folks.

615 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question