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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


How to Install Windows Server 2012 Using PXE

The following procedure applies to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Server 2012.

Note - The power-on messages and prompts occur quickly and might appear on the screen for a brief time. You might want to enlarge the size of the screen to eliminate scroll bars.

All Sun Server X2-8 platform drivers for Windows Server 2012 are in-box. There are currently no Windows Server 2012 drivers available for the following PCIe add-in cards:

Before You Begin

To deploy Windows 2012 using PXE, you need to first install Windows Deployment Service (WDS) on a Windows 2008 or a Windows 2012 server.

  1. Reset or power on the server, from one of the following:
    • From the Oracle ILOM web interface, on the Remote Power Control tab, select Reset.

    • From the local server, press the Power button on the front panel of the server for approximately 1 second to initiate a graceful shutdown and power off the server. Once powered off, press the Power button again to power on the server.

  2. Press F8 to specify a temporary boot device.

    The Please Select Boot Device screen appears.

  3. In the Please Select Boot Device screen, select the appropriate PXE installation boot device, and press Enter.

    Note - The PXE installation boot device is the physical network port used to communicate with the network installation server.

    The Boot Agent screen appears.

  4. Continue the normal Windows Server WDS network installation.

    For additional information, consult Microsoft Windows Deployment Services product documentation.

  5. When the installation is complete, perform any necessary post installation tasks.

See Also

Downloading the ISO Image for the Tools and Drivers DVD