How to Install Windows Server 2008

Windows server 2008 is a server operating system that has been an architect by Microsoft and it can knob commercial networking, database, internet/intranet and other similar roles.

Windows server 2008 has different versions and the main difference between windows server 2008 and windows server 2008 R2 is that windows server 2008 R2 exists only for 64-bit platforms as there is no more x86 version available.

Install Windows Server 2008

Installation of Windows server 2008 is very simple. Insert the disc/device which contains the setup file and reboot the system.

Once it has loaded the files it will arrive at language and preferences screen, select the language and press next.

After language selection, it will give the option to install now.

Installation key is not mandatory but after installation window select “No” option to proceed further.

If installation key is not inserted then it will ask to select the version to be installed so choose accordingly.

Otherwise, if correct installation key is inserted then select the full version option and select next.

Custom (Advanced) option is available for installation.

Select the hard disk where installation needs to be done as minimum hard disk requirement for its installation is said to be at least 10 GB

Installation is now started and it might take 20 minutes for completion of installation as it will reboot the system so it is recommended to remove the disc/device which contains the windows server setup. After the reboot, it will bring the screen to CTRL+ ALT+DEL screen.

Press CTRL+ ALT+DEL and click on another user as by default the administrative password is blank, so type the password and click next.

Once the password is changed it will prompt that your password has been changed and finally it will show the desktop.

The Initial configuration tasks window pops up as soon as it has logged in the user and there is another manual method through which task window can appear is to type Oobe.exe in the Command Prompt.

Select the correct time zone and this is the how windows server 2008 can be installed on any machine.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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