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WIN2008 – Installation

Windows Server 2008 - Installation
Boot up from the WIN2008 DVD, if necessary change the boot order or select the correct boot device. After the files are loaded we'll need to select the language to install, time and currency format and the keyboard input. After selecting the appropriate settings click Next and Install Now.

In the next screen you will be asked to select the appropriate operating system. Depending on your needs and future plans select your version, click Next, accept the License and click Next again. To continue a clean installation select the Advanced option.

The next item is choosing the installation type, it is possible doing an upgrade using the Upgrade button. Do note that this is only available for certain versions.

Next up is the selection of the hard disk where the OS needs to be installed. If needed use the Advanced option to create, delete, format, extend,... the partition(s). After selecting the appropriate partition select Next.

Now the installation will begin the installation of the operating system. When the installation is finished the machine will be rebooted automatic.

When the operating system is booted for the first time you'll be greeted with an error message that says that the user password needs to be changed. Do note that the referred user is the local administrator! After selecting OK you'll be able to provide a new password, insert it two times and press Enter or the arrow icon.

Congratulations, the installation has finished. You have a new Windows Server 2008!

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