This document details how to install and test an SDL Tridion Content Manager 2013 install on Windows 2012 with a SQL Server database.
In this step we'll take you through preparing your Windows 2012 server for a clean Tridion installation.
Simplify development by changing the password policy (using "Group Policy Editor").
Name your machine something you are likely to remember.
In a normal Tridion environment, the Tridion System Account must be a Domain account. If this is just a local development or test machine, you may want to create this account as a local account instead. In either case, ensure that this account is added to the local "Administrators" group.
From Configure this local Server, select the Never link under Last Installed Updates.
If prompted to Turn on Windows SmartScreen , optionally turn it on.
You have now configured the required Windows 2012 Server Roles for an SDL Tridion 2013 Content Manager Server.
Move on to the next chapter in this tutorial: Preparing the database