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Windows Server 2008 Core Installation

Installation Of The System

The Server Core Installation works just like a "normal" installation: the computer boots up and setup loads from the DVD. Just as in Windows Vista, the graphic interface shows up immediately.

Loading files

Selecting the keyboard layout

The correct setting of the keyboard language is important, since the Core Installation can only be controlled by command prompt. Of course, you can always change the setting later.

Starting Installation

Next comes the step where you select the core installation.

Selecting the core operating system

After confirming the license agreement, you can now only select the partition on which the server should be installed. No other options are available.

Selecting the hard drive and partition

After copying the files, the computer is automatically restarted and the installation is complete.