Install VirtIO drivers for Windows Server 2012
In this article, we’re explaining how to install the VirtIO drivers on Windows Server 2012.
- VPS with Windows Server 2012 installed.
- You have to be logged in as an administrator.
Step 1: Log in with RDP into Windows Server 2012
Connect to your server with the login credentials which you can find in your client area.
Step 2: Downloading the Virtio Installer
https://fedorapeople.org/groups/virt/virtio-win/direct-downloads/archive-virtio/ and click on the most recent map. Find the .exe file and click on it. In our case it’s
Virtio-Win-0.1.189. This will start the download.
When it’s done downloading, run the application. You can do that by clicking on the File Explorer and go to
Then click on the download.
Step 3: The installation
Agree to the license terms and conditions and click
Accept the terms in the License Agreement and click
In this menu, you can choose if and where features will be installed. In this case, we’re keeping it how it is. Click
Next to continue.
Install to start the installation.
When the installation is done, click on
Finish to finish the installation.
Congratulations, you have successfully installed the VirtIO Drivers on Windows Server 2012.