Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Upgrade your Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM Server Core Installs

Today, Microsoft has made Windows Server 2012 R2 available to the public.

It’s no longer the fortunate TechNet and MSDN subscribers and Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) aficionados who have Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM Server Core bragging rights:

Now everyone and their moms gain access to Microsofts latest and greatest Windows Server product family (and its System Center cousins).

For those of you who have been playing with Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 RTM since they became available, it’s important to upgrade your Server Core installations from the Release to Manufacturers (RTM) version to the General Availability (GA) version.

For this, you’ll need to download and install these two Windows Server updates:


You can easily install these updates through Server Configuration (sconfig.cmd), option 6) Download and Install Updates.

Enjoy! Glimlach

Get your Server Core Freak On!

When you’re a current TechNet and/or MSDN subscriber, you’re in luck today!

Microsoft has made the Release to Manufacturers (RTM) bits for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 available to current TechNet and/or MSDN subscribers.

Here’s the info:

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (x64) – DVD (English)
    1917 MB
    SHA1 1EEC2EE8DD77E8EB970B210C9B0E01986D7210DD
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64) – DVD (English)
    4071 MB
    SHA1 B6F063436056510357CB19CB77DB781ED9C11DF3


Enjoy! Smile