This section explains the initial information you will need and provides the instructions you need to follow to install the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system over an established PXE-based network using a customer-provided Windows Imaging Format (WIM) image.
Note that this procedure documents the initial steps to install Windows Server over the network using Windows Deployment Services (WDS). Specifically, it explains the steps for selecting the server PXE network interface card that will communicate with your WDS installation server. For further information about using WDS to install Windows Server 2012 R2, see Microsoft's Windows Deployment Services documentation at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj648426.aspx.
Before You Begin
To use PXE to boot the installation media over the network, you must:
Configure the network (NFS, TFTP, DHCP) server to export the installation tree.
Configure the files on the TFTP server that are necessary for PXE booting.
Configure the server's MAC network port address to boot from the PXE configuration.
Configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
To use WDS to perform the installation, you must:
Add the required system device drivers to the install.wim image and, if necessary, the boot.wim image.
For instructions for adding drivers to the WIM installation image(s), see the Microsoft Windows Deployment Services documentation.
Obtain the WIM Administrator password.
For example, to reset the server:
From the local server, press the Power button on the front panel of the server for approximately 1 second to power off the server, then press the Power button again to power on the server.
From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management → Power Control, select Reset from the Select Action list box, then click Save.
From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type: reset /System
The server begins the boot process and the BIOS screen appears.
The BIOS Setup Utility appears.
The BIOS Setup Utility Advanced screen appears.
The BIOS Setup Utility Network Stack screen appears.
This causes the server to reset. After resetting, the BIOS screen appears again.
The Please Select Boot Device menu appears listing the available boot devices. The screen that appears will differ depending on whether you have BIOS configured for Legacy BIOS Boot Mode or UEFI Boot Mode.
For Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, a screen similar to the following appears:
For UEFI Boot Mode, a screen similar to the following appears:
The network bootloader loads and a boot prompt appears. After a few seconds the installation kernel will begin to load.