Appendix B. Installing Windows Server 2008 R2

Before you can even begin to work with Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 R2, you must install a copy of the server software on your computer. This appendix provides you with guidance on the server installation procedure, which is not covered in any current Microsoft server exam but nevertheless is an essential topic that you must master.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hardware Requirements

As with previous Windows versions, your hardware must meet certain requirements in order that Windows Server 2008 R2 will function properly. First, Windows Server 2008 R2 requires a 64-bit processor; Microsoft has discontinued 32-bit software with this release of Windows Server. Table B-1 outlines the minimum ...

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