Windows Server 2012 R2 Download

I've downloaded Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard from the Microsoft Volume Licensing site.  How would I make a bootable disk so the HP server recognizes it?
nplanekOffice ManagerAsked:
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Guru JiCommented:
You can download the  Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool which will make the Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard iso you downloaded a bootable USB or DVD.

The tool is Free and can be downloaded from here

After the tool has been downloaded just follow the steps below

1. Get a USB Flash drive formatted with FAT32, it has to be AT LEAST 8GB! (The Windows Server 2012R2 installation bits will not fit on a 4GB USB drive…)
2. Use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool from Microsoft Store, even the name says Win 7 tool but it works for win server too.
3. Download or locate a ‘Windows Server 2012 R2’ .iso file and store it locally on your harddrive.
4. Start the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool
5. Complete the steps 1-4
6. Insert the USB flash drive into the powered off PC to install, Power on and boot from USB drive or DVD
7. Install Windows Server as you would normally.
8. Done!

Hope this helps

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Steven CarnahanNetwork ManagerCommented:
that is correct.  I just finished using the same process to create a bootable Windows 7 USB install device and it was very easy.
For HP servers, if they are current, you don't need any extra bootable media. You should be able to use HP^s intelligent provisioning to install the OS directly from the iso file you downloaded.
nplanekOffice ManagerAuthor Commented:
Worked WONDERFULLY!!  I was on the phone with HP for hours before they gave up and told me there was something wrong with the .iso file; which there wasn't.
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