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Introducing Windows Server® 2008 by The Microsoft Windows Server Team, Mitch Tulloch

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Installing Windows Server 2008

OK, now that you’ve got the bits, how do you install them? First of all, remember that we’re talking about a beta product (assuming you’re reading this around the time of publication of this book), so don’t try to use Windows Server 2008 in a production environment. At least, not until the RC stage—unless you’re in TAP. In that case, you’ve probably been using it for a while now on your production network because you get a lot of support from Microsoft when you’re part of that program.

What should you install Windows Server 2008 on, then, if you’re going to be testing it? Well, you could build a test network with a few spare boxes if you have some kicking around. Or you could use Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 to ...

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