Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 is soon reaching the GA state, so I decided that I would test how Lync Server 2013 behave on a Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM Server.
So this guide will take you though on how to install Lync Server 2013 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Server, RTM.
I have created a virtual server in my HyperV lab with these specs:
- 3 vCPU
- 8 GB RAM
- 100 GB Disk space
Windows 2012 R2 reached the RTM state back in august 2013, and is going to be GA on October 18th. 2013.
New software from Microsoft is always exiting and because I love my Exchange very much, and is so lucky to have access to the RTM version from MSDN, I wanted to test if Exchange 2013 CU2 could run on the brand new server platform.
February 2014 Update
With the release of service pack 1 for Exchange 2013, you are now good to go for using Exchange 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2.
Get Service Pack 1 here
November 2013 Update
CU3 Works fine with the latest updates to Windows Server 2012 R2.
PLEASE NOTE: Microsoft DO NOT support Exchange 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2 yet – support will come with SP1 which is scheduled to be released in the start of 2014. Because the support from Microsoft is not there yet, I created a new lab environment to test the installation of Exchange. The guide is how to install Exchange 2013 CU2 on Windows 2012 R2 (STILL NOT SUPPORTED BY MICROSOFT – so install on your own risk)
Use Service Pack 1 on Windows Server 2012 R2