Now that we’ve looked at the various roles, role services, and features that are available in Windows Server 2008, let’s look at how to install them on a server. There are basically three ways to do this:
From the Initial Configuration Tasks (ICT) screen
Using Server Manager
From the command line
What about installing roles and features during setup? Can you configure an unattend.xml file so that a role such as File Server or Network Policy and Access Services is automatically installed after setup finishes? I asked this question of someone on the product team while writing this chapter. The answer I got was "Yes and no," meaning that it might be possible but would involve "stitching" a lot of things together to make it happen. ...