Installing Windows Server 2003 Enterprise
Windows Server 2003 is a popular platform in schools. This article shows how to build Server 2003 from scratch. I've included some vm considerations. I used Server 2003 Enterprise, you should find the routine is similar for the other 2003 editions.
- Version: Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit).
- Select 768 MB of ram.
- Use a 6 GB hard drive.
- Remove the floppy drive.
- Configure the NIC to connect to your preferred network.
- Regional and Language Options: Choose your region and language and click Next.
- Enter your Name and Organization, click Next.
- Enter the License Product Key
- Licensing Mode: Choose Per Device or Per User.
- Enter the Computer name and an Administrator password.
- Select the appropriate Time Zone and adjust time if needed.
- Networking Settings: Choose Typical Settings and click Next.
- Leave the default WORKGROUP settings.
Initial Log on
- Log on to the new machine as administrator.
- Insert Disk 2 and click OK.
- Install VMware tools if this is a vm.
- Configure a static IP address.
Download all updates and service packs.
- Go to Start > All Programs > Windows Update.
- Follow the Internet Explorer wizard
- Repeat these steps until there aren't any more updates to apply.
If you need service pack 2 it can take quite a long time to download and install.
If you've built this machine as a vm, create the first snapshot and call it Clean Build.
You are now ready to configure Server 2003 Enterprise.
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