Chapter 2

Installing Windows Servers

The Windows operating systems become easier to install as each new version is released. With the release of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server is easier to install than ever before. However, just because the installation process is easy, you must not forego planning and assume the installation engine will make all of the right decisions for you. Instead, you must plan the installation well, which includes choosing the right hardware and installation method.

While the manual installation methods are much easier than they were in the past, Microsoft also provides many different automated and custom installation methods. These methods are much more complex and require careful consideration ...

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