Thursday, September 11, 2014

Failed to install Windows Server 2012 R2 a virutal machine on Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1 Hyper-V

The minimum RAM requirement of Windows Server 2012 R2 is 512 MB. However, when we install Windows Server 2012 R2 on a virtual machine, you get the following error message.

Windows cannot find the Microsoft Software License Terms. Make sure the installation sources are valid and restart the installation.

According to System Requirements and Installation Information for Windows Server 2012 R2, we can do one of the the following to avoid this.
  • Allocate more than 800 MB RAM to the virtual machine you intend to install this release on. Once Setup has completed, you can change the allocation to as little as 512 MB RAM, depending on the actual server configuration.
  • Interrupt the boot process of this release on the virtual machine with SHIFT + F10. In the command prompt that opens, use Diskpart.exe to create and format an installation partition. Run Wpeutil createpagefile /path=C:\pf.sys (assuming the installation partition you created was C:). Close the command prompt and proceed with Setup.

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