Windows Server 2008 Installation via an USB Stick

Your Server have no DVD-Drive built in but the possibility to connect a USB Stick? Then install Windows 2008 Server via an USB Stick!

1.) You need an 4GB USB Stick or bigger.

Info:

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2.) Check if you have Diskpart.exe onto your system!

Info:

To download the Diskpart.exe command prompt utility for Windows 2000, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0fd9788a-5d64-4f57-949f-ef62de7ab1ae&displaylang=en (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0fd9788a-5d64-4f57-949f-ef62de7ab1ae&displaylang=en)
Note The link to download Diskpart.exe is only for Windows 2000. For Windows XP or Windows Vista use the Diskpart.exe tool that is built in to these operating systems.

3.)

c:\diskpart

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.0.6002
Copyright (C) 1999-2007 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: XXXXXXXXXX

DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status      Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  ——–  ———-  ——-  ——-  —  —
  Disk 0    Online        75 GB      0 B
  Disk 1    Online        75 GB      0 B
  Disk 2    Online      7712 MB      0 B <- USB STICK

DISKPART> select Disk 2

Disk 2 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> clean

DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk.

DISKPART> create partition primary

DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.

DISKPART> select partition 1

Partition 1 is now the selected partition.

DISKPART> active

DiskPart marked the current partition as active.

DISKPART> format fs=fat32

  100 percent completed

DiskPart successfully formatted the volume.

DISKPART> assign

DiskPart successfully assigned the drive letter or mount point.

DISKPART> exit

Leaving DiskPart…

c:\> xcopy E:\*.* /s/e/f G:\

E and G are only ‘examples’ for the source and target!!!

For more details and other installation options see here!

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