Download Windows Server 2012 R2

windows-server-2012Finally Windows Server 2012 R2 is arrived! Here is the link to download and evaluate the latest version.




Download IE 11 Release Preview for Windows Server 2008 R2

IE11LogoFor installing Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview on Windows Server 2008 R2, you need the service pack 1 installed on the server. Here is the download link:


Download “Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2” e-book

ebookMicrosoft released a free e-book about Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release by the name of “Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2”. You can download the e-book via the below link:


Download e-book

Download IE 11 Preview for Windows Server 2008 R2

IE 11Microsoft announced the Developer Preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Server 2008 R2. For Installing, you need Service Pack 1 installed on Server 2008 R2. Here is the download link:


Download IE 11 Developer Preview

Download Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview

Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft announced the public preview of Windows Server 2012 R2.


Download Windows server 2012 R2 Preview


Download the Datasheet

Download the White Paper

Download IE 10 final version for Windows Server 2008 R2

Internet-Explorer-10Microsoft finally released the RTM (final) version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows Server 2008 R2.

Before installing IE 10 on Windows Server 2008 R2, you must have Service Pack 1 installed on the server. For more information and changes of the new IE, check this IEBlog link.

Download IE 10

Windows Server 2012 Server Core installation

sconfigIn previous post, I described the GUI Server installation of Windows Server 2012.

In this post, I’ll explain the Server Core installation. But what is the Server Core installation? And how does it differ from the GUI one?

The Server Core installation, as it’s name implies, has just the most fundamental features of Windows Server 2012, such as Active Directory, DNS and DHCP. It does not offer either the GUI interface nor desktop, start menu or taskbar.

Most installation steps are alike of the GUI installation, but first at choosing the Server version, you should select the Server Core installation of your Server 2012 edition.

Then other steps are the same except the final step that when you log on to the Server, you won’t see any graphical interface ! Instead you will encounter the command prompt, which from this traditional place, you can manage your Server. Then type sconfig (Server configuration) at the command prompt and enter. A new menu will appear.

Now you can rename the Server, join to domain, change the network configurations and more.

Another question arises, how can I add roles to a server without GUI ? The answer is simple, you have the opportunity to manage the Server remotely by RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) from a client. So,

Download RSAT for Windows 7 SP1 or for Windows 8.

After downloading and installing the RSAT, connect remotely to the new Windows Server 2012 and add the desired roles and features.

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