Installing windows server 2012 on VMWare player

Getting licensing error while Installing windows server 2012 on VMWare player.

Downloaded windows server 2012 Eval, and trying to install on VMWare Player 5.0.0 in Windows7 Enterprise 32 bit PC.

Any one have solution to this issue.

September 17th, 2012 1:35pm

Hi,

Have you tried to install the Windows Server 2012 Eval on a physical machine or in Hyper-V? Since you noticed that you got the licensing error, please post the detailed error message here to get further analysis. At the same time, you need to make sure VMWare player is a supported platform to install Windows Server 2012.

I'm not sure whether the Windows Server 2012 is installed succefully or not. If it's a good installation except the licensing error, please run the following command in the command prompt with evaluated rights:

Slmgr /dli

Slmgr /dlv

Then post back the output result. Share a snapshot will be better.

Regards,

James

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September 19th, 2012 1:54am

Any update on this? Experiencing the same issue as above on the initiation of the install process. "Windows cannot find the Microsoft Software License Terms. Make sure the installation sources are valid and restart the installation."
October 31st, 2012 11:21pm

Try installing Windows 2012 without using the easy install method of VMWare player. (Select Install OS later during innitial setup of the vm)
  • Proposed as answer by joeguja Saturday, May 25, 2013 6:04 AM
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November 1st, 2012 12:25pm

Hello ,

I had same problem during of install "Windows cannot find the Microsoft Software License Terms" - (VMW player 5 ) , this advise solved problem with licension .
( Not use easy install via VMWare player )

Thx

November 5th, 2012 8:46am

I had the same issue on VMware Workstation 8, then I updated to version 9, same issue.

Not installing via easy install resolved the issue.

From VMware Workstation's Home Tab

Click Create a New Virtual Machine

Set to Typical.  Click Next

Highlight I will install the operating system later.  Click Next

Choose Microsoft Windows under Guest operating system, and version is Windows Server 2012.  Click Next

Choose the location where you want the file(s) stored.  Click Next

Set your Disk Capacity (Default is 60 GB).  Click Next

Click Finish.

Now go into the settings of the VM (Ctrl + D)  Under CD/DVD point to the installer iso for Server 2012 and click OK.

Now power on/play the virtual machine.

  • Proposed as answer by MassonTech Saturday, October 05, 2013 3:12 PM
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November 26th, 2012 8:46pm

Getting licensing error while Installing windows server 2012 on VMWare player.

Downloaded windows server 2012 Eval, and trying to install on VMWare Player 5.0.0 in Windows7 Enterprise 32 bit PC.

Any one have solution to this issue.

If it is the "Windows cannot read the setting from the unattend answer file" then you need to disable easy assist.

http://www.techieshelp.com/server-2012-windows-cannot-read-the-setting-from-the-unattend-answer-file/

November 27th, 2012 11:18am

Try installing Windows 2012 without using the easy install method of VMWare player. (Select Install OS later during innitial setup of the vm)

It's works! Thank you!!

  • Edited by mandbat Monday, March 11, 2013 10:46 PM
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March 11th, 2013 10:45pm

Yup Its working fine!!!!!!!!!
May 16th, 2013 2:01pm

Yes this is the Right step ,

Because while installing VMware easy method it will prompt to enter Serial Key. May this is the reason that it will not accept empty Keys while installation!!!!

Kudos to Win7 GURU!!

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May 16th, 2013 2:03pm

That's works!. Thanks.
July 8th, 2013 8:53pm

Cool, that did the trick. Thanks!!!

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August 7th, 2013 3:29pm

Solved my problem.

Thank you.

Leke Fasola

August 27th, 2013 11:51am

Great thanks for the advice, all working.

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October 29th, 2013 11:35am

That worked for me, thanks :)
November 24th, 2013 9:04am

Try installing Windows 2012 without using the easy install method of VMWare player. (Select Install OS later during innitial setup of the vm)

Did work for me.Thanks.
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December 17th, 2013 8:02pm

Thansk ...its working :)

Regards

April 22nd, 2014 2:38pm

Wonderfull !! Its working.
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May 6th, 2014 2:29am

Great, it works also with parallel desktop.

Thanks a million

July 26th, 2015 6:27pm

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