Building Windows Server 2008 (Enterprise R2 64 bit)

Posted on 24. Mar, 2010 by in Server

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This document demonstrates the installation of a generic Windows Server 2008 Enterprise R2 (64 bit) build.

To begin, insert the installation DVD and power on the system. Select language and country preferences and press Next.

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Press Install Now

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Select OS version. In this case: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (Full Installation).

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Accept license terms.

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Select the second option “Custom” to install a new operating system.

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Select the drive where the OS will be installed.

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OS files are installed. May take several minutes.

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Setup prompts to reboot. Press reboot.

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System reboots. Screen says starting services.

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Installation continues. May take several minutes.

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Installation finishes and system boots up.

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Press OK to set Administrator password.

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Enter new password.

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On first login Initial Configuration screen comes up. This screen has links to basic configuration settings. Click Configure Networking to set an ip address.

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Right Click on Network Interface and select properties.

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Select Internet Protocol Version 4 and press Properties.

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Enter static IP information.

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Return to the Initial Configuration Tasks screen and click on Provide computer name and domain.

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Press the Change button to change the default host name.

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Enter a host name for your server.

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Press OK and reboot when prompted.

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Next Steps:

Install Updates
Install AntiVirus
Install Applications

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