Having trouble installing SQL Server 2012 on Windows 2012

I'm trying to install SQL Server 2012 R2  (64 bit) on a fresh install of Windows 2012 (64 bit), but when it asks for the location of the installation media, I'm stumped.

I run the installer, it extracts all the files & starts the installation process. It copies setup files for a minute or two, then just quits. I presume that's normal?

Then I run the 'SQL Server Installation Centre' and try the 'New Server Stand Alone' option. The first thing it asks is where the installation media is located. I have no idea where the files were placed, if even it they were extracted properly.

What am I missing?
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Where did you get the installation files from?
JPNeronAuthor Commented:
We are an Action Pack subscriber, I downloaded them from the Microsoft Partner web site.
JPNeronAuthor Commented:
The file I'm using is SQLServer2012SP2-KB2958429-x64-ENU.exe
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Nakul VachhrajaniTechnical Architect, Capgemini IndiaCommented:
That is just the SP2 package. What you need for a new install are the core installation disk/ISO/BOX files. Basically, what's happening is that you are trying to install SP2 on a server that does not have SQL Server on it. The installer therefore loads the setup bootstrap (which looks just like the normal installation program), but is not the full installer.

In short, download the full SQL Server installation media, install it and then deploy the SP2 installer that you already have.

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JPNeronAuthor Commented:
D'oh! I just assumed the SP2 download was the whole thing, like their other products.

I'll give that a try & see if that works.
JPNeronAuthor Commented:
Yup, that was it. Thanks!
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