Installing Windows Server 2008 x64 editions over a network

This procedure describes how to install Windows Server 2008 x64 editions over a network share from CD or DVD.

To complete this process you will need the following resources:
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 disc and insert it into the appropriate R/W drive of the source server.
  2. Set the Windows product key by using the variable TK_NOS_ProductKey in the .ini file for the Windows Server 2008 edition you are deploying. You can also set the product key by customizing the answer file for the appropriate edition, for example: 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 by 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 their associated INI and ISO image file names used for network installation.
    Table 1. Windows 2008 editions and associated files for Network installation
    Windows edition INI file ISO image
    Windows Server 2008 DataCenter Edition ScenarioINIs\Network\ Win2008_x64_DE.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Network_Win2008_x64_DE\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition ScenarioINIs\Network\ Win2008_x64_EE.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Network_Win2008_x64_EE\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition ScenarioINIs\Network\ Win2008_x64_SE.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Network_Win2008_x64_SE\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 Web Edition ScenarioINIs\Network\ Win2008_x64_WE.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Network_Win2008_x64_WE\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V DataCenter Edition ScenarioINIs\Network\ Win2008_x64_DE_no_hv.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Network_Win2008_x64_DE_no_hv\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V Enterprise Edition ScenarioINIs\Network\ Win2008_x64_EE_no_hv.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Network_Win2008_x64_EE_no_hv\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V Standard Edition ScenarioINIs\Network\ Win2008_x64_SE_no_hv.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Network_Win2008_x64_SE_no_hv\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 R2 DataCenter Edition ScenarioINIs\Network\ Win2008_R2_x64_DE.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Network_Win2008_R2_x64_DE\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition ScenarioINIs\Network\ Win2008_R2_x64_EE.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Network_Win2008_R2_x64_EE\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition ScenarioINIs\Network\ Win2008_R2_x64_SE.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Network_Win2008_R2_x64_SE\WinPE_x64.iso
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition ScenarioINIs\Network\ Win2008_R2_x64_WE.ini sgdeploy\WinPE_ScenarioOutput\ Network_Win2008_R2_x64_WE\WinPE_x64.iso

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

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