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server 2012 vmware workstation 9 error on install

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.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
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?
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Jason ThomasAuthor Commented:
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.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
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
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Jason ThomasAuthor Commented:
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?
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
you didn't see the SHA1 code when downloading the ISO file from Microsoft? anyway, see below the screenshot.
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its SHA1 code is AF9EF225A510D6D51C5520396452D4F1C1E06935
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Jason ThomasAuthor Commented:
Much appreciated thank you.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
glad to help and thanks for the points.

so the problem was caused by a corrupt ISO image?
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