Recently, I built out a Windows Azure System Center “cloud lab” environment. I needed to install the Service Manager 2012 R2 Self-Service Portal which according to Kevin Holman’s SCSM 2012 R2 Quick Deployment Guide is supported on a Windows Server 2008 R2 and Sharepoint 2010 platform.
Well….it still requires either a full blown Sharepoint 2010 or Foundations installation. However, Windows Server 2012 R2 is supported using the Sharepoint 2010 Service Pack 2 update.
Go ahead and grab Sharepoint 2010 Foundations SP2 and install away on your Windows Server 2012 R2 servers!