Installing Windows Server 2008 is a relatively painless if somewhat boring process. However, when the installation fails for some reason or another, life gets less boring. Most installation errors are caused by hardware failures or incompatibilities, so standard troubleshooting techniques for hardware problems apply. Some of the more common issues we’ve seen include:
Failure to boot from a network distribution point
Corrupt file during installation
Failure to find a hard disk
In the following sections we’ll cover each of these problem scenarios and how to resolve them.
When installing Windows Server 2008 from a network distribution point, you’re depending on the ...