Complete Shit (Windows Sucks)
I am a life-long linux user. I decided to try and set up an active directory network in virtualbox in order to learn how it works. I went to technet to download a 180 day trial of windows server 2012 r2. No fucking checksums? How am I supposed to verify that the iso actually came from Microsoft? It could be some hacked version served up by anyone with a position as man in the middle.
None of that matters, though, because the fucking iso keeps failing with the following error:
Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrput or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070570
After googling a bit, it was suggested that I use Microsofts download manager (which is a .exe) ...... So I need windows in order to download windows??? What the fuck?
Others have suggested that I use IE to download it. Again, I dont own a copy of windows, nor will I EVER use Internet explorer, because of shit like this: ms11_003_ie_css_import
How did this shit ever become the preferred platform for business?