Installing windows server in preperation for sql server

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by efCodd, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. efCodd

    efCodd MDL Novice

    Dec 18, 2013

    Im interested in setting up a dba training environment at home. I have a few years developing reports in ssrs and Im interested in becoming a dba. I have installed sql server 2008 r2 at home in the past but now want to install it on windows server to get more familiar with admin duties, active directory, etc.

    I don't have any experience with Windows Server. Can anyone give me some advice on how I should install it knowing that my intentions are to install sql server on it next? Do I need to set windows server up as a domain controller, forest, etc?

    Also, I have access to windows server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. Which one should I go with? Seems like most companies are still using server 2008 r2 still...

    Thanks in advance for any help