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Installing TFTP and SMTP Servers in Windows Server 2012

December 11, 2012
  • Press windows home button
  • Click the Server Manager button
  • Choose Manage and then Add Roles and Features, which opens the Add Roles and Features Wizard
  • Click Next
  • Select “Role-based or feature-based installation” then click Next
  • Select “Select a server from the server pool”, then select your server from the list then click next
  • On the Server Roles page click Next
  • select SMTP Server and TFTP Client then click Next
  • On the Confirmation page look in the right box to make sure what you selected is there, then click Install at the bottom of the page
  • When installed you may be prompt to reboot the PC which you should do so.

Windows Server 2012 does not include a TFTP server. For this we will use WinAgents TFTP server. The following steps for installing WinAgents TFTP server are:

  • Download WinAgents TFTP Server at
  • When prompted at the bottom of Internet Explorer click Run, then click Yes when the User Account Control window pops up
  • When the WinAgents installer pops up, click Next
  • Select “I accept the license agreement” at the bottom then click Next
  • Select Complete then click Next
  • On the Windows Firewall click Next
  • On the Ready To Install Application click Next
  • WinAgents will now install and when prompted click Finish to close the installation
  • To run the application, press the windows home button
  • In the search box, type TFTP and then click TFTP Server Manager that will pop up, click Yes in the User Account Control window
  • When the application launches, look over the default settings on the Connect to TFTP Server screen then click OK at the bottom
  • Click Yes at the next prompt to start the TFTP service

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