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Oracle® Server X6-2 Installation Guide for Windows Server Operating Systems

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Updated: April 2016

Install Windows Server 2012 R2 Manually Using Local or Remote Media

This procedure describes how to boot the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system from local or remote media. It assumes that you are booting the Windows Server installation media from one of the following sources:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 DVD

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 ISO image

Note -  The Windows Server 2012 R2 ISO image can be used for remote installation or for creating an installation DVD.

Note -  If you are booting the installation media from a PXE environment, see Install Windows Server 2012 R2 Using PXE Network Boot for instructions.
  1. Ensure that the installation media is available to boot.
    • For Distribution DVD, insert the Windows 2012 R2 Distribution media (single DVD) into the local or remote DVD-ROM drive.

    • For ISO image, ensure that the Windows 2012 R2 ISO image is available and that the ISO image has been mounted in the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus application using the KVMS menu.

    For additional information about how to set up the installation media, see Selecting the Boot Media Option.

  2. Reset or power on the server.

    For example, do one of the following 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.

    image:Graphic showing BIOS Screen.

    Note -  The next events occur very quickly; therefore, be ready to press the F8 key. Watch carefully for 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.
  3. In the BIOS screen, press the F8 key to specify a temporary boot device for the Windows Server OS installation.

    [Boot Pop Up Menu Selected] appears at the bottom of the BIOS screen.

    Then the Please Select Boot Device menu appears. The screen that appears will be different depending on whether you have the UEFI/BIOS Boot Mode configured for Legacy or UEFI.

    • For Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, a screen similar to the following appears:

      image:Please Select Boot Device menu in Legacy BIOS                                         mode.
    • For UEFI Boot Mode, a screen similar to the following appears:

      image:Screen showing the Select Boot Device menu in UEFI Boot                                         Mode.

    Note -  The Please Select Boot Device menu that appears might differ depending on the type of disk controller and other hardware, such as PCIe network cards, installed in your server.
  4. In the Please Select Boot Device menu, select the menu item according to the Windows media installation method and UEFI/BIOS boot mode you elected to use, then press Enter.

    For example, if you elected to use the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus application delivery method, select USB:VIRTUAL: Remote Iso CDROM2.05 from the Legacy BIOS Boot Mode screen or [UEFI]USB:VIRTUAL: Remote Iso CDROM2.05 from the UEFI Boot Mode screen.

  5. If prompted with Press any key to boot from CD, press any key.

    The Windows installation wizard starts and the Loading Files screen appears.

    image:Loading files screen.

    The Windows installation wizard continues until the Language Localization dialog appears.

    image:Language localization screen.
  6. Select your language and other preferences, then click Next to continue.

    The Install Now screen appears.

    Note -  The Install Now screen enables you to continue the installation or access an optional Repair menu (see lower left of the screen) for troubleshooting.

    image:Install now screen.
  7. Click Install now.

    The Setup Is starting screen appears.

    image:The Setup is starting screen.

    Then the Select the operating system dialog appears.

    image:Operating system selection screen.
  8. In the Select the Operating System dialog, select the desired operating system, then click Next to continue.

    For most installs, select Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter (Server with a GUI) at the bottom of the list.

    For more information on the different types of Windows operating systems, see the Windows Server 2012 R2 documentation at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/default.aspx.

    The License Terms screen appears.

    image:License terms screen.
  9. In the License Terms screen, check the I accept the license terms box, then click Next to continue.

    The Which Type of Installation Do You Want dialog appears.

    image:Which type of installation do you want? screen.
  10. For all new installations, in the Which Type of Installation Do You Want dialog, click Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).

    The Where Do You Want to Install Windows dialog appears.

    image:The Where do you want to install windows? screen.
  11. (Partition Drive, advanced) In the lower portion of the Where Do You Want to Install Windows dialog, do the following:
    image:The Where do you want to install windows? screen.
    1. Click Delete to delete the selected storage target existing partition configuration.

      A confirmation window appears.

    2. Click OK to confirm the partition deletion.
    3. If any additional partitions exist on the target disk, repeat Step a and Step b.
  12. Select (highlight) the disk to which you want to install Windows Server OS, then click Next.

    The Installing Windows screen appears.

    image:The Installing Windows screen

    The setup and installation process begins and files are copied to the target.

    The Windows Needs to Restart to Continue screen appears.

    image:The Windows needs to restart to continue screen.

    The system reboots.

  13. After the system reboots, wait while the Getting Devices Ready screen appears and the Windows Installation Wizard configures the device settings.
    image:The Getting devices ready screen.

    After the devices are configured, the system reboots again and the Settings screen appears.

    image:The Settings screen.
  14. Enter the Administrator user name and password, then click Finish.

    The Finalizing Your Settings screen appears.

    This screen indicates that the Windows OS has been installed.

    image:The Finalizing your settings screen.
  15. After the installation completes, type Ctrl+Alt+Delete to log in.

    The Administrator login screen appears.

    image:The Administrator log in screen.
  16. Enter the Administrator password, then click the arrow to log in.

    The Windows Server desktop appears.

    This completes the installation.

  17. Proceed to Post Installation Tasks for Windows Server OS and perform the post installation tasks.