Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Windows 2003 Server Installation

At first in CMOS settings select first Boot Device as C.D Rom. I already explained about this in my previous article How to Format the harddisk?.

So After selecting first Boot Device as CD Rom then keep the Windows Server 2003 CD in the CD Drive then restart the computer. Then system will boot from Windows Server 2003 C.D and it display Press Any Key to boot from C.D. So press any key. Then it will give three options.
Option A Windows 2003 Server Enterprise
Option B Windows 2003 Server Standard
Option C Windows 2003 Server Web Edition

Choose option B then press enter. Then Windows Setup starts. After some time Welcome To Setup screen comes. Press enter to continue. Press F8 for agreeing License Agreement. Then it shows existing partitions and unpartitioned space on your computer. Select the partition in which you want to install Windows 2003 Server then press enter. Then select Format the partition using the NTFS File system and press enter. Then it will show warning message. Press F to format. Then it will format the partitions using the NTFS File system. After that setup is copying files. After some time computer will restart. When it is restarting just remove the 2003 Server CD for 1 to 2 minutes so that computer loads Windows 2003 Server files. Again keep the CD in drive so that setup will copy the necessary files from CD later. After some time Regional and Language Options screen will come. Just click next. Then it will ask your name and organization. Type those details and click next. Then it will ask product key. Type the product key then press enter. Then it will display Licensing Modes. Select the Licensing Mode you want to use. Now select Per Server Licensing Mode and choose 10 concurrent connections then click next. Then it will ask your Computer name and Administrator password. Give those details and click next. Then it will show Date and Time Settings. Select Date & Time Zone as you want and then click next. After installing network details it will show Networking Settings. Just select Typical Settings then click next. Now it will ask your work group name or Domain name. Give those details and click next. Suppose give PRANEEL as work group name then click next. Then it will copy files from Windows 2003 Server C.D. After some installation computer will restart. At the time of restarting take out Windows 2003 Server C.D from CD Drive. After restarting Welcome to windows screen will come. It displays press Control-Alt-Del to begin. So press Control-Alt-Del. Then it asks password details. By default username is Administrator,now you have to type password only then click O.K. You completed Windows server 2003 installation

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