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Windows 2000 Administration in a Nutshell by Mitch Tulloch

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Synopsis

Installation of Windows 2000 Server from CD or over the network, automated installations using answer files and UDFs, and automated installations using disk imaging.

Procedures

Before you install Windows 2000 Server, you should probably familiarize yourself with the planning and preinstallation issues discussed in install. This article will deal with the procedures involved in the four different installation methods described in the Chapter 4 article, namely:

CD installation
Network installation
Automated installation
Disk imaging

CD Installation

The following are the steps for installing or upgrading directly from the Windows 2000 Server CD using a CD-ROM drive on your target machine:

  1. Start the Setup program by one of the following methods:

    • Boot the system from the four Windows 2000 Server floppy disks.

    • Boot the system directly from the Windows 2000 Server CD (if your CD-ROM drive supports this method).

    • Run Winnt.exe from a command prompt on systems with MS-DOS or Windows 3.x. (Your current directory must be CD-ROM_drive\I386.)

    Tip

    If you’ve lost or misplaced the four Windows 2000 Server floppy disks, you can create a new set by running Makeboot.exe (16-bit) or Makebt32.exe (32-bit) utilities, which are found in the \Bootdisk folder on the Windows 2000 Server CD. The syntax is makeboot a: if your floppy drive is A:.

    To upgrade from Windows NT 3.51/4.0, run Winnt32.exe from a command prompt. (Your current directory must be CD-ROM_drive\I386.) Alternatively, on any 32-bit ...

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