This document details how to install and test an SDL Tridion Content Manager 2013 install on Windows 2012 with a SQL Server database.
This tutorial guides you through installing and testing SDL Tridion Content Manager 2013 on Windows 2012 with a SQL Server.Based on the original Creating a Development (SDL Tridion 2011) VM guide by Nuno Linhares, this is meant as a guide and may apply only to the SDL Tridion 2013 GA release.
*To avoid performance issues on a local Virtual Machine (VM), consider using Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit) instead.
This step will guide you through the steps required to build a VM. You will need the following:
Launch VMWare Player, click on "Create a New Virtual Machine"
Select to install from an "Installer disc image file (iso)" and browse to the location of your Windows 2012 ISO file
Enter your product key, and add a user (recommended). Use a password you can remember!
Give your machine a nice name.
Give yourself enough space for growth. Gone are the days of 5, 10, or even 20 GB VM images, so make sure you don't have to go find ways to hack your disk size later on.
Click on "Customize Hardware" and set at least 2 or even 4 GB of RAM to your VM, based on your host machine's capabilities.
Click Finish. VMWare Player will now use "Easy Install" to prepare your VM. This will take between 20 and 40 minutes, depending on your hardware and background processes.
Move on to: Preparing Windows