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.
Press Install Now
Select OS version. In this case: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (Full Installation).
Accept license terms.
Select the second option “Custom” to install a new operating system.
Select the drive where the OS will be installed.
OS files are installed. May take several minutes.
Setup prompts to reboot. Press reboot.
System reboots. Screen says starting services.
Installation continues. May take several minutes.
Installation finishes and system boots up.
Press OK to set Administrator password.
Enter new password.
On first login Initial Configuration screen comes up. This screen has links to basic configuration settings. Click Configure Networking to set an ip address.
Right Click on Network Interface and select properties.
Select Internet Protocol Version 4 and press Properties.
Enter static IP information.
Return to the Initial Configuration Tasks screen and click on Provide computer name and domain.
Press the Change button to change the default host name.
Enter a host name for your server.
Press OK and reboot when prompted.
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