Installing Windows Server 2008

The procedure that follows provides the steps necessary to install Windows Server 2008. These steps cover a full installation of Windows Server 2008:

  1. Insert the Windows Server 2008 installation media into the DVD drive.
  2. Reboot the computer.
  3. When prompted for an installation language and other regional options, make your selection and click Next.
  4. Click Install Now to begin the installation process.
  5. On the Select the Operating System You Want to Install page, select Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (Full Installation) and click Next.
  6. Read and accept the license terms by selecting the check box; then click Next.
  7. On the Which Type of Installation Do You Want? page, select Custom (Advanced).
  8. On the Where Do You Want to Install Windows? click Drive Options, click New, and verify the size of the drive. Then click Apply, and then click Next.
  9. The installation of Windows Server 2008 begins.
  10. When the installation process is complete, the server reboots and you are prompted to change the user’s password before logging on for the first time
  11. Click OK to change the password for the Administrator account.
  12. Enter a password of Today01! in the New Password field.
  13. Reenter the password Today01! in the Confirm Password field and click the arrow
  14. Click OK on the password change confirmation page.
  15. Windows creates the profile for the Administrator account. After the profile is created, the Initial Configuration Tasks window appears
  16. On the Initial Configuration Tasks page, check the option Do Not Show This Window at Logon
  17. On the Server Manager page, select the option Do Not Show Me This Console at Logon
  18. The installation of Windows Server 2008 is now complete.

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