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.



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


To download the Diskpart.exe command prompt utility for Windows 2000, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (
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.



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 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.


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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