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How to Install Windows Server 2008 Step by Step

Installing Windows Server 2008 is like installing Windows Vista.


Hardware requirements for installing Windows Server 2008:




• Minimum: 1GHz (x86 processor) or 1.4GHz (x64 processor) • Recommended: 2GHz or faster Note: An Intel Itanium 2 processor is required for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems


• Minimum: 512MB RAM • Recommended: 2GB RAM or greater • Maximum (32-bit systems): 4GB (Standard) or 64GB (Enterprise and Datacenter) • Maximum (64-bit systems): 32GB (Standard) or 2TB (Enterprise, Datacenter and Itanium-based Systems)

Available Disk Space

• Minimum: 10GB • Recommended: 40GB or greater Note: Computers with more than 16GB of RAM will require more disk space for paging, hibernation, and dump files


DVD-ROM drive

Follow the steps to install Windows Server 2008:

1. Insert the appropriate Windows Server 2008 installation media into your DVD drive. If you don't have an installation DVD for Windows Server 2008, you can download one for free from Microsoft's Windows 2008 Server Trial website.

2. Reboot the computer and select Boot From CD/DVD option.

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. Now y ou will be prompted to select your correct version in the next screen.

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

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

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

9. 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 disk, usually Disk 0, and click Next.

You can also click Drive Options and manually create a partition on the destination hard disk.

10. The installation now begins and start 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.

11. 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.

12. Click on Other User.

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

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

15. In the password changing dialog box, leave the default password blank (duh, read step #15…), and enter a new, complex, at-least-7-characters-long new password twice.

16.Now you'll be prompted to accept the fact that the password had been changed. Press Ok.

17. 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 configuration, and after performing some initial configuration tasks, you will be able to start working.

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