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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Installing Server Core

Installing Windows Server 2008 Server Core is ultimately the same as installing the full graphical version of Windows Server 2008. The installation engine is the same, and the only difference occurs during the install, when you have to choose which version of Windows Server 2008 to install, as shown in Figure 9-2.

During initial installation, you make an irrevocable choice between Server and Server Core.

Figure 9-2. During initial installation, you make an irrevocable choice between Server and Server Core.

Once installation completes, you’re presented with the initial logon screen. Log on as Administrator, with no password, and you’ll be immediately prompted to change the password and then logged on to the desktop, ...

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