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Windows® Small Business Server 2011 by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Installing SBS 2011

OK—we’ve prepared our server, we’ve created our answer file, and we’re ready to go. Time to install SBS 2011. We’re going to follow the normal steps covered in Chapter 5, except that we’re using the answer file we created earlier in this chapter. Insert the removable media with the SBSAnswerFile.xml, insert your Installation DVD, and turn on the server.

Note

You won’t actually need the answer file to be available until the Windows Server 2008 R2 portion of the installation completes.

You need to set your BIOS to boot from the DVD drive as the first option to ensure that the server boots from the DVD. Then walk through the normal Windows Server 2008 R2 installation steps as covered in Chapter 5. You’ll choose your installation ...

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