Installing Windows Server 2008 x64 editions locally

This section describes how to perform a local installation of Windows Server 2008 x64 editions from a DVD.

To complete this process you will need:
Note: When working with a ServeRAID-SCSI controller, separate media are required for RAID configuration and x64 operating system installation. See No x64 support for SCSI RAID controller configuration for more information.
Create and deploy a Windows Server 2008 x64 installation image by completing these steps:
  1. Label the blank DVD and insert it into the DVD R/W drive of the source server.
  2. Set the Windows Product Key by using the variable TK_NOS_ProductKey in the provided .ini file for the Windows Server 2008 edition that you are deploying.
    You can also set the product key by customizing the answer file: sgshare\sgdeploy\SGTKWinPE\AnswerFiles\win2008_x64_EE.xml.
  3. Open a command prompt and change directory to sgshare\sgdeploy\SGTKWinPE.
  4. Run the SGTKWinPE.cmd command, using the provided .ini file that corresponds to the version of the operating system you are deploying.
    The Windows PE ISO image is created in the output directory that corresponds to your Windows version. This table lists the Windows 2008 editions and the associated INI and ISO image file names used for local installation.
    Table 1. Windows 2008 editions and associated files for local installation
    Windows edition INI file ISO image
    Windows Server 2008 DataCenter Edition ScenarioINIs\Local\ Win2008_x64_DE.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Local_Win2008_x64_DE\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition ScenarioINIs\Local\ Win2008_x64_EE.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Local_Win2008_x64_EE\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition ScenarioINIs\Local\ Win2008_x64_SE.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Local_Win2008_x64_SE\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 Web Edition ScenarioINIs\Local\ Win2008_x64_WE.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Local_Win2008_x64_WE\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V Enterprise Edition ScenarioINIs\Local\ Win2008_x64_EE_no_hv.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Local_Win2008_x64_EE_no_hv\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V DataCenter Edition ScenarioINIs\Local\ Win2008_x64_DE_no_hv.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Local_Win2008_x64_DE_no_hv\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V Standard Edition ScenarioINIs\Local\ Win2008_x64_SE_no_hv.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Local_Win2008_x64_SE_no_hv\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 R2 DataCenter Edition ScenarioINIs\Local\ Win2008_R2_x64_DE.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Local_Win2008_R2_x64_DE\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition ScenarioINIs\Local\ Win2008_R2_x64_EE.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Local_Win2008_R2_x64_EE\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition ScenarioINIs\Local\ Win2008_R2_x64_SE.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Local_Win2008_R2_x64_SE\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition ScenarioINIs\Local\ Win2008_R2_x64_WE.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Local_Win2008_R2_x64_WE\WinPE_x64.iso

    Your DVD creation software starts and is ready to create a bootable DVD using the ISO image.

  5. Follow the instructions in your DVD creation software to complete the DVD.
  6. Boot the target system by using the newly-created DVD, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the deployment.