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Windows Server 2008 R2 Pre-Activated En-US July 2013 64 Bit: The Best Way to Run Windows Server 2008 R2 on Your Machine



Windows Server 2008 R2 Pre-Activated En-US July 2013 64 Bit: A Complete Guide




Windows Server 2008 R2 is one of the most popular and reliable server operating systems from Microsoft. It was released in October 2009 as an update to Windows Server 2008, which was based on the same kernel as Windows Vista. Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced many new features and improvements, such as Hyper-V virtualization, PowerShell scripting, Active Directory enhancements, Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5, and support for up to 256 logical processors.




Windows Server 2008 R2 Pre-Activated En-US July 2013 64 Bit



Although Windows Server 2008 R2 has reached its end of extended support in January 2020, many organizations still use it for their critical applications and workloads. If you are one of them, you might be interested in using a pre-activated version of Windows Server 2008 R2, which means that you don't have to enter a product key or activate it online. This can save you time and hassle, especially if you need to install or reinstall Windows Server 2008 R2 on multiple machines.


In this article, we will show you how to install, configure, optimize, and troubleshoot Windows Server 2008 R2 pre-activated en-US July 2013 64 bit. This is a special edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 that includes all the updates and security patches released by Microsoft until July 2013. It also comes with an integrated language pack for English (United States), which makes it easier to use for international users.


How to install Windows Server 2008 R2 pre-activated en-US July 2013 64 bit




Before you install Windows Server 2008 R2 pre-activated en-US July 2013 64 bit, you need to make sure that your system meets the minimum requirements and is compatible with the operating system. Here are the basic specifications that you need:


  • A processor with a clock speed of at least 1.4 GHz (x64) or faster



  • At least 512 MB of RAM (2 GB recommended)



  • At least 32 GB of available disk space (more if you install additional server roles and features)



  • A DVD-ROM drive or a USB port for booting from a media



  • A monitor with a resolution of at least 800 x 600 pixels



  • A keyboard and a mouse or a compatible pointing device



Once you have verified that your system is ready, you need to download the ISO file of Windows Server 2008 R2 pre-activated en-US July 2013 64 bit from a trusted source. You can find it on various torrent sites or file-sharing platforms, but be careful to avoid fake or malicious files. You can also use a hash checker tool to verify the integrity of the downloaded file.


After you have downloaded the ISO file, you need to create a bootable media from it. You can use a DVD burner software or a USB flash drive creator tool to do this. Make sure that your media has enough space to store the ISO file, which is about 3.5 GB in size. You can also use a virtual drive software to mount the ISO file as a virtual DVD-ROM drive on your system.


Next, you need to boot your system from the bootable media that you have created. You can do this by changing the boot order in your BIOS settings or by pressing a key during the startup process. You will see a screen that asks you to press any key to boot from the CD or DVD. Press any key and wait for the Windows Setup to load.


On the Windows Setup screen, you will see two options: Install now and Repair your computer. Choose Install now to start the installation process. You will be asked to select the language, time and currency format, and keyboard or input method. Choose English (United States) for all these options and click Next.


On the next screen, you will see a button that says I accept the license terms. Click on it and then click Next. You will then see two options: Upgrade and Custom (advanced). Choose Custom (advanced) if you want to perform a clean install of Windows Server 2008 R2 pre-activated en-US July 2013 64 bit on your system. This will erase all the data and programs on your hard drive, so make sure that you have backed up your important files before doing this. If you want to perform an in-place upgrade of your existing Windows Server 2008 R2 installation, choose Upgrade instead. This will preserve your data and settings, but it might take longer and cause some compatibility issues.


On the next screen, you will see a list of partitions and drives on your system. Choose the one where you want to install Windows Server 2008 R2 pre-activated en-US July 2013 64 bit and click Next. You can also create, delete, format, or extend partitions using the options below the list. The installation process will begin and it might take several minutes or hours depending on your system speed and configuration.


When the installation is complete, your system will restart automatically and you will see a screen that says Set up Windows. Here, you need to enter a user name and a computer name for your server. You can also change the background color of your desktop if you want. Click Next when you are done.


On the next screen, you will see a message that says Your product key has been entered automatically. This means that Windows Server 2008 R2 pre-activated en-US July 2013 64 bit has been activated with a generic product key that works for all editions of Windows Server 2008 R2. You don't have to enter a product key or activate it online. However, if you want to change the product key or activate it with a different method, such as using a Key Management Service (KMS) server, you can do so later by going to Control Panel > System and Security > System > Change product key or Activate Windows.


Click Next and then choose how you want to protect your server from security threats. You can use the recommended settings, which will turn on automatic updates, firewall, and Defender; or you can customize them according to your preferences. Click Next when you are done.


On the next screen, you will see two options: Use recommended settings and Ask me later. Choose Use recommended settings if you want to set up your network location automatically based on your connection type; or choose Ask me later if you want to do it manually later. Click Next when you are done.


On the final screen, you will see a message that says Thank you for choosing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 pre-activated en-US July 2013 64 bit. Click Start and then log in with the user name and password that you have created earlier.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Windows Server 2008 R2 pre-activated en-US July 2013 64 bit on your system.


How to configure and optimize Windows Server 2008 R2 pre-activated en-US July 2013 64 bit




After installing Windows Server 2008 R2 pre-activated en-US July 2013 64 bit, you need to configure and optimize it according to your needs and preferences. Here are some of the steps that you can take to make your server run faster, smoother, and safer:


Setting up the network and firewall settings




One of the first things that you need to do after installing Windows Server 2008 R2 pre-activated en-US July 2013 64 bit is to set up your network and firewall settings. This will allow you to connect your server to the internet and other devices on your network, as well as protect it from unauthorized access and attacks.


To set up your network settings, go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center. Here, you can see your current network connection status and type. You can also change your network location, which determines the level of security and sharing that is applied to your connection. There are three types of network locations: Home, Work, and Public. Choose the one that best suits your situation.


To set up your firewall settings, go to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Firewall. Here, you can see the status of your firewall and the inbound and outbound rules that are applied to your connection. You can also turn on or off the firewall, as well as customize the rules for different programs, ports, and protocols. You can also use the advanced settings to create more specific rules and profiles for different network types.


Installing the latest drivers and updates




Another important step that you need to take after installing Windows Server 2008 R2 pre-activated en-US July 2013 64 bit is to install the latest drivers and updates for your system. This will ensure that your hardware and software work properly and efficiently, as well as fix any bugs or vulnerabilities that might affect your server performance and security.


To install the latest drivers, go to Device Manager by right-clicking on Computer > Manage > Device Manager. Here, you can see a list of all the devices that are connected to your system. You can also see if there are any problems or conflicts with any of them. To update a driver, right-click on the device and choose Update Driver Software. You can then choose to search automatically for updated driver software or browse your computer for driver software.


To install the latest updates, go to Windows Update by clicking on Start > All Programs > Windows Update. Here, you can see if there are any important or optional updates available for your system. You can also check for updates manually by clicking on Check for updates. To install an update, click on Install updates. You might need to restart your system after installing some updates.


Enabling and disabling server roles and features




One of the main advantages of using Windows Server 2008 R2 pre-activated en-US July 2013 64 bit is that you can enable and disable various server roles and features according to your needs and preferences. This will allow you to customize your server functionality and performance, as well as save disk space and resources.


To enable or disable server roles and features, go to Server Manager by clicking on Start > Administrative Tools > Server Manager. Here, you can see an overview of your server status and configuration. You can also see a list of all the server roles and features that are installed or available on your system.


To enable a server role or feature, click on Add Roles or Add Features in the left pane. You will then see a wizard that will guide you through the process of selecting and installing the role or feature that you want. You might need to provide some additional information or settings depending on the role or feature that you choose.


To disable a server role or feature, click on Remove Roles or Remove Features in the left pane. You will then see a wizard that will guide you through the process of deselecting and uninstalling the role or feature that you want. You might need to restart your system after removing some roles or features.


Applying security best practices and policies




The last but not least step that you need to take after installing Windows Server 2008 R2 pre-activated en-US July 2013 64 bit is to apply security best practices and policies to your system. This will help you protect your server from unauthorized access and attacks, as well as comply with any regulations or standards that might apply to your organization.


To apply security best practices and policies, go to Security Configuration Wizard by clicking on Start > Administrative Tools > Security Configuration Wizard. Here, you can create a security policy for your server based on its role, network environment, and security requirements. You can also apply an existing security policy or edit a security policy template.


The Security Configuration Wizard will help you configure various security settings for your server, such as:


  • Network security: You can configure the firewall rules, IPsec policies, network access protection, and network isolation for your server.



  • Service security: You can configure the startup mode, account, and permissions for the services that run on your server.



  • Role security: You can configure the security settings for the server roles that are installed on your server, such as Active Directory, DNS, IIS, and Hyper-V.