Installation of Windows 2000 Server from CD or over the network, automated installations using answer files and UDFs, and automated installations using disk imaging.
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:
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:
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).
Winnt.exe from a command prompt on systems
with MS-DOS or Windows 3.x. (Your current directory must be
If you’ve lost or misplaced the four Windows 2000 Server
floppy disks, you can
create a new set by running
Makebt32.exe (32-bit) utilities,
which are found in the
\Bootdisk folder on the
Windows 2000 Server CD. The syntax is
a: if your floppy drive is
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 ...