Set Up the Boot Media for a Local Installation
To set up the local boot
media, you must insert a storage device that contains the Windows
Server OS installation media into the server using one of the following
Obtain the Windows Server 2012 R2 OS installation media.
Obtain the Windows Server installation media from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/default.aspx.
If the server is equipped with an optional DVD drive, insert the Windows
Server OS installation DVD into the DVD drive located on the front of the
server; otherwise, proceed to the next step.
If your server does not have a DVD drive, insert an external USB DVD drive
or a USB flash drive that contains the Windows Server OS installation media
into one of the external USB ports located on the front and rear of the