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Windows Server OS Installation Planning

Windows Installation Task Map

Windows Server Installation Methods

Preparing For Windows OS Installation

Supported Windows Operating Systems

Windows Server Installation Considerations

Selecting a Windows OS Media Delivery Method

Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant (OHIA)

Task Overview

Obtaining OHIA

Downloading Server Software

How to Download Server Software

Configuring a Remote Console

How to Set Up an Oracle ILOM Remote Console

Creating a Virtual Disk

How to Create a Virtual Disk

Installing Windows Server

How to Install Windows Server 2008 R2

How to Install Windows Server 2012

How to Install Windows Server 2008 Using PXE

How to Install Windows Server 2012 Using PXE

Updating Critical Drivers and Installing Supplemental Software


Installing Critical Device Drivers

Installing Supplemental Software

Managing RAID Using the MegaRAID Storage Manager


Configuring Support for the Trusted Platform Module

Configuring Intel NIC Teaming

Incorporating Windows Server 2008 Device Drivers Into WIM Images for WDS

Location of Device Drivers on Tools and Drivers DVD

Device Drivers to Incorporate Into WIM Images

Prerequisites and Task Overview for the Device Driver WIM Images

Incorporating Drivers Into the WIM Image

Downloading the ISO Image for the Tools and Drivers DVD

Identifying Network Interfaces in Windows

How to Determine the Server's Active Network Data Ports

How to Confirm Physical Port MAC Addresses and Map Them to Windows Device Names


Windows Server Installation Methods

You can install Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 using any one of the following methods, depending on whether you are a novice, expert, or advanced user:

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Installation for novice users
Installing Windows using Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant (OHIA) – For the novice user, OHIA provides a wizard-like interface that assists in the installation of the Windows operating system and firmware upgrades. OHIA can install Windows by using a local or remote CD/DVD.
Installation for experienced users
Installing Windows manually – For the experienced user, follow the instructions in this document to install Microsoft Windows from distribution media connected through Oracle ILOM redirection or the USB port. You can deliver the Windows distribution media by using a remote console with a redirected CD/DVD drive or CD/DVD image.
Installation for advanced users
Installing Windows from a deployment server environment – For the advanced user, you can create a customized Windows installation image (WIM) for your server on a system running Windows Deployment Services (WDS). Once this installation image file has been created, you can boot your server from its network card and select the image from the WDS system for unattended deployment.
Install server-specific drivers and supplemental software.
Learn how to identify your active network ports in Windows.

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Preparing For Windows OS Installation