How to Install Windows Server 2008


Observe this process to put in Home windows Server 2008:

1.&#a hundred and sixty;Insert the precise Home windows Server 2008 set up media into
your DVD pressure. When you don't have an set up DVD for Home windows Server 2008,
that you can obtain one at no cost from right here.

2.&#one hundred sixty;Reboot the pc.

3. When prompted for an installation language and other regional
options, make your selection and press Next.

4. Next, press Install Now to begin the installation process.

5. Product activation is now also identical with that found in Windows Vista.
Enter your Product ID in the next window, and if you want to
automatically activate Windows the moment the installation finishes, click

If you do not have the Product ID available right now, you can leave the box
empty, and click Next. You will need to provide the Product ID later, after the
server installation is over. Press No.


6. Because you did not provide the correct ID, the installation process cannot
determine what kind of Windows Server 2008 license you own, and therefore
you will be prompted to select your correct version in the next screen,
assuming you are telling the truth and will provide the correct ID to prove your
selection later on.

7. If you did provide the right Product ID, select the Full version of
the right Windows version you're prompted, and click Next.

8. Read and accept the license terms by clicking to select the
checkbox and pressing Next.

9. In the "Which type of installation do you want?" window, click the
only available option – Custom (Advanced).

10. In the "Where do you want to install Windows?", if you're
installing the server on a regular IDE hard disk, click to select the first
, usually Disk 0, and click Next.

If you're installing on a hard disk that's connected to a SCSI controller,
click Load Driver and insert the media provided by the controller's

If you're installing in a Virtual Machine environment, make sure you read the
the Virtual SCSI Controller Driver for Virtual Server 2005 on Windows Server

If you must, you can also click Drive Options and manually create a partition
on the destination hard disk.

11. The installation now begins, and you can go and have lunch. Copying the
setup files from the DVD to the hard drive only takes about one minute. However,
extracting and uncompressing the files takes a good deal longer. After 20
minutes, the operating system is installed. The exact time it takes to install
server core depends upon your hardware specifications. Faster disks will perform
much faster installs… Windows Server 2008 takes up approximately 10 GB of hard
drive space.

The installation process will reboot your computer, so, if in step #10 you
inserted a floppy disk (either real or virtual), make sure you remove it before
going to lunch, as you'll find the server hanged without the ability to boot
(you can bypass this by configuring the server to boot from a CD/DVD and then
from the hard disk in the booting order on the server's BIOS)

12. Then the server reboots you'll be prompted with the new Windows Server
2008 type of login screen. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to log in.

13. Click on Other User.

14. The default Administrator is blank, so just type
Administrator and press Enter.

15. You will be prompted to change the user's password. You have no choice
but to press Ok.

16. In the password changing dialog box, leave the default password
(duh, read step #15…), and enter a new, complex,
at-least-7-characters-long new password twice. A password like "topsecret" is
not valid (it's not complex), but one like "T0pSecreT!" sure is. Make sure you
remember it.

17. Someone thought it would be cool to nag you once more, so now you'll be
prompted to accept the fact that the password had been changed. Press

18. Finally, the desktop appears and that's it, you're logged on and can
begin working. You will be greeted by an assistant for the initial server
and after performing some initial configuration tasks, you
will be able to start working.

Next, for the initial configuration tasks please follow my other Windows
Server 2008 articles found on the Related Windows Server 2008 Articles
section below.

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