This procedure describes how to boot the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (SP2 or R2 SP1) operating system from local or remote media. It assumes that you are booting the Windows installation media from one of the following sources:
Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 CD or DVD
Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 ISO image
Note - The Windows Server 2008 (SP 2 or R2 SP1) ISO image can be used for remote installation or for creating an installation CD or DVD.
Note - If you are booting the installation media from a PXE environment, refer to Install Windows Server 2008 (SP2 or R2 SP1) or Windows Server 2012 (R2) Using PXE Network Boot for instructions.
For additional information about how to set up the installation media, see Selecting the Boot Media Option.
The BIOS screen appears.
Note - The next events occur very quickly; therefore, focused attention is needed for the following steps. Watch carefully for these messages as they appear on the screen for a brief time. You might want to enlarge the size of your screen to eliminate scroll bars.
The Please Select Boot Device menu appears. The screen that appears will be different depending on whether you have BIOS configured for Legacy BIOS Boot Mode or UEFI BIOS Boot Mode.
For Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, a screen similar to the following appears:
For UEFI BIOS Boot Mode, a screen similar to the following appears:
Note - The boot device menu that appears in your installation might differ depending on the type of disk controller installed in your server.
The Windows installation wizard starts.
The Select the Operating System You Want to Install dialog appears.
Note - The above dialog varies depending on the type of Windows software license: Educational, Volume, or Retail.
The Installation Type dialog appears.
(This task only applies to Windows Server 2008 SP2 installations) If you do not see any storage targets listed and have a Sun Storage SAS PCIe RAID HBA option configured on your server, click Load Driver, and then proceed to Step 10.
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If you see the storage target where you want to install the operating system but want to change the default partition settings associated with that target, select the target, click Drive Options (advanced), and then proceed to Step 11.
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If you see the storage target where you want to install the operating system and do not want to change the default partition settings for that target, select the target and click Next, and then proceed to Step 12.
For systems configured with the Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe RAID HBA option (SG-SAS6-R-INT-Z), navigate to the following directory on the internal Oracle System Assistant USB flash drive to load the appropriate LSI driver: windows/w2k8/drivers/LSI-HBA-MegaSAS2
For a system configured with either of these Sun Storage 6 Gb SAS PCIe HBA options: SG-SAS6-INT-Z or SG-SAS6-EXT-Z, navigate to the following directory on the internal Oracle System Assistant USB flash drive to load the appropriate LSI driver: windows/w2k8/drivers/LSI-HBA-MPT2
The selected driver appears in the Select the Driver to Be Installed dialog.
Two example dialogs follow that show the selected driver to be installed for the two SAS PCIe HBA options. Note that the SAS PCIe HBA drivers are required only for Windows Server 2008 SP2 installations.
The Where Do You Want to Install Windows dialog appears.
Note - If you previously removed or unmounted the Windows Server installation media to load the drivers from the internal Oracle System Assistant USB flash drive, you might see the following message: Windows Cannot be installed to this disk. If this message appears, insert or re-mount the Windows install media, and then click Refresh.
A confirmation window appears.
Note - Windows Server 2008 enforces stricter password schemes for user accounts. Password standards include restrictions on length, complexity, and history. For more details, click the Accessibility link at the account creation page.
After the initial user account is created, the Windows Server 2008 desktop appears.