Chapter 2 Installing and configuring Windows Server 2008 R2

Properly installing any network operating system (OS) is crucial to ensuring that a server is stable and reliable. It is important to understand the installation process thoroughly prior to deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 into a production network. In this chapter, you will learn about the process to ensure that installation prerequisites are met. You will also explore the Windows Server 2008 R2 installation process and postinstallation activities including activation. This chapter will conclude with an introduction to automating installation and a review of administration basics.

Preparing to install Windows Server 2008 R2

Prior to installing Windows Server 2008 R2, you need to ...

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