sofakng
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Problems installing Windows Server 2012 R2 (re: spinning animation after reboot)

Has anybody had any problems installing Windows Server 2012 R2 with ESXi 6.0?

I've been able to successfully install it once, but I'm now creating a second virtual machine and after completing the initial Windows Setup (and it copies the files from 0 to 100% and performs the first reboot), I see the Windows logo and a spinning animation at the bottom of the screen.  I've waited 10+ minutes and nothing changes.

However, after several attempts (with the same settings!), it eventually worked but now I can't create more virtual machines because I have the same problem.

Has anybody seen this before?

EDIT:  If I Install [Server With Gui] instead of [Server Core], then the installation gets stuck at "Finalizing settings..."

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