Windows Server 2008 has virtualization tools, Web resources, management enhancements, and exciting Windows 7 integration help save time, reduce costs, and provide a platform for a dynamic and efficiently managed data center.
Powerful tools such as Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.5, updated Server Manager and Hyper-V platforms and Windows Power-Shell version 2.0 combine to give customers greater control, increased efficiency, and the ability to react to front-line business needs faster than ever before.
Here is the step by step installation of Windows 2008 R2 Server.
Before that, take a look in to the requirements of Windows 2008 R2 Server.
|Processor||Minimum: 1.4 GHz (x64 processor)
Note: An Intel Itanium 2 processor is required for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
|Memory||Minimum: 512 MB RAM
Maximum: 8 GB (Foundation) or 32 GB (Standard) or 2 TB (Enterprise, Datacenter, and Itanium-Based Systems)
|Disk Space Requirements||Minimum: 32 GB or greater
Foundation: 10 GB or greater
Note: Computers with more than 16 GB of RAM will require more disk space for paging, hibernation, and dump files
|Display||Super VGA (800 � 600) or higher resolution monitor|
|Other||DVD Drive, Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse (or compatible pointing device), Internet access (fees may apply)|
Step 1. Put the DVD of Windows 2008 server in to the DVD Rom of the Machine. Make teh DVD Rom to boot first. You will get the following screen about the loading files.
Step 2 : In the next screen you need to select the Language, Currency & Time format and also keyboard Type.
Step 3: Click on Install Now.
Step 4: In the Next you need to select the version that you want to install on the Server Machine.
Step 5 : Check on I Accept the license terms and then click on Next.
Step 6 : Click on the Custom (Advanced), if you want to install fresh copy of the windows 2008 server.
Step 7 : if you’re installing the server on a regular IDE hard disk, click to select the first disk, usually Disk 0, and click Next.
Step 8 : It will start to begin the installation of the windows 2008 server. it will take min of 20 min depends on machine.
Step 9 : Once the first portion of the copying file is over, server will automatically restarts
After the restart, the server again starts to copying the files from dvd to hard drive.
Step 10: Once all the files are copied, it will ask you for changing the password (it will ask you even not yet logged in) .
Step 11: Change the password and login to access server.
That’s it. Now you have successfully installed Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Server.