Server 2012: “You must use the Role Management Tool to install or configure Microsoft .NET”


Server 2012: “You must use the Role Management Tool to install or configure Microsoft .NET”

The error I was receive reads:

The following feature couldn’t be installed:
.NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)

Windows Server roles and features cannot be automatically installed or uninstalled via the Windows Features Control Panel.

To install Windows Server roles and features, start Server Manager, or use the Server Manager cmdlets for Windows PowerShell. For more information, see: Server Manager Help.

Opening Server Manager as instructed (by default, it has an icon pinned to the Taskbar), I clicked on Number 2 “Add roles and Features” from the Server Manager Dashboard.

Click next to all the default settings and go to features and select NET Framework 3.5 Features and check the top level and the .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0).

You must use the Role Management Tool to install or configure Microsoft .NET

Installing Windows Server 2012 in Azure


How to Install Windows Server 2012 in virtual machine?  Using Windows Azure, you can easily install Windows 2012 server.  You can find all the steps for setting up Windows 2012 in Windows Azure

1. Go to http://www.windowsazure.com and setup a Windows Azure 90 day free trial

2. Once  you setup your account, click  Portal or visit : https://manage.windowsazure.com/

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3. To get started Click Create a virtual machine to start creating Windows 2012 virtual Server

Creating Windows 2012 Virtual Machine

4. Click Compute | Virtual Machine | Quick Create |

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Select the DNS Name

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From the Image dropdown, select Windows 2012 Server

Windows Server 2012 Image

and click on create virtual Machine

Creating Windows 2012 Server Virtual Machine

5. Windows Azure will start provisioning Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machine
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6. After a while your Windows 2012 Server virtual machine will be ready. Click Connect, this will open up RDP connection window

Connecting Windows Server 2012 in Azure

7. Enter the password to connect to Windows 2012 Virtual Machine

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8. Connected to Windows 2012 Virtual Machine which I created using Windows Azure

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There are many ways to create Virtual machine but if you want to learn/test Windows 2012 server this would be the quick way to create Windows 2012 Virtual Machine using Windows Azure

Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012


Windows Server 2012 Free eBook

Chapter 1 The business need for Windows Server 2012
The rationale behind cloud computing Making the transition
Technical requirements for successful cloud computing
Four ways Windows Server 2012 delivers value for cloud computing Foundation for building your private cloud

Chapter 2 Foundation for building your private cloud
A complete virtualization platform
Increase scalability and performance Business continuity for virtualized workloads

Chapter 3 Highly available, easy-to-manage multi-server platform
Continuous availability
Cost efficiency
Management efficiency

Chapter 4 Deploy web applications on premises and in the cloud
Scalable and elastic web platform
Support for open standards

Chapter 5 Enabling the modern workstyle
Access virtually anywhere, from any device
Full Windows experience
Enhanced security and compliance

Windows Server 2012 Free eBook

Windows Server 2012 from the Jump Start series


• Designed for Microsoft Partners, early adopters, and experienced IT Pros/ITDMs familiar with Microsoft server technologies
• All twelve (12) modules are under an hour and packed with engaging discussion and real-world demos — watch them all!

Links to Every Module from this Jump Start
The HD-quality video recordings of this course are published to TechNet Edge and are highly recommended. Windows Server 2012 is a game-changing release for so many reasons and this course will help experienced IT Pros truly understand why — check it out!

• Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (01): Core Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (02a): Virtualization Infrastructure, Part 1
• Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (02b): Virtualization Infrastructure, Part 2
• Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (03a): Storage Architecture, Part 1
• Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (03b): Storage Architecture, Part 2
• Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (04): Continuous Availability
• Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (05a): Multi-Server Management, Part 1
• Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (05b): Multi-Server Management, Part 2
• Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (06a): Security and Access, Part 1
• Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (06b): Security and Access, Part 2
• Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (07): Remote Connectivity and Networking
• Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (08): IIS, DHCP and IPAM

Creating new users in Active Directory 2012


How to add new users in Active Directory 2010?
This post provide steps need to create account in Active Directory 2012

1. Open Server Manager | AD | Tools | Active Directory Users and Computers

Active Directory Users and Computers in Windows Server 2012

2. Right click on Users | New User

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Add users properties and click next. 

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Setup a password for your account and click finish to complete creating account in Active Directory 2012