Installing Windows remotely using Integrated Management Module

This procedure describes how to perform an unattended installation of Windows by using an Integrated Management Module (IMM).

To complete this process you will need:
  • For Windows Server 2008 installations, ISO images are not supported. Physical CDs or DVDs are required.
  • Network deployment take significantly less time than local deployments.
  • Make sure that no disc is present in the CD or DVD-ROM drive of your target server.
  • If you encounter problems, try updating the IMM firmware to the latest level.
To deploy your installation image through the IMM, complete these steps:
  1. Open a web browser on the source system.
  2. Enter the host name or IP address of the IMM in address field.
  3. Log in to the adapter with your user ID and password, and select a timeout value for your session.
    Unless you select no timeout, your remote session might time out before your deployment is complete.
  4. Click Continue to proceed to the task menu.
  5. From the task menu, select Remote Control.
  6. Click the appropriate Start Remote Control button.
    Your remote control session opens in a new window. If the new window does not open, make sure all popup blockers are disabled, and then retry the procedure.

    If the Remote Disk and Remote Console sections do not appear in the window within a few minutes, try clicking in the window. If they still fail to load, check to make sure the Java plug-in is installed.

  7. Select your deployment media in the Client View list of the Virtual Media Session window.
    • For a CD or DVD, ensure that the media is in the drive, select the drive, and check the Mapped box for the drive to map it.
    • For an image, click the Add image... button, select the image file, and click Open.
  8. Check the Read Only box.
  9. Reboot the target system.
  10. When the target system reboots it will load the deployment media. Use the interactive Remote Console video window to respond to any prompts.
    If you are working with ServeRAID-SCSI adapters and performing only the RAID configuration portion of a Windows x64 deployment, the target server will restart automatically.
  11. Optional: When the target server restarts, wait for Windows PE to exit completely and then deselect the Mapped box to "eject" the deployment media. Then select your media again, and proceed with the installation.
  12. The Network Operating System Installation instructions prompt will be displayed and explain how to continue to the unattended portion of the operating system installation.
  13. Press a key to reboot the system.
  14. After Windows PE has exited completely and the target server is booting, deselect the Mapped box to "eject" the deployment media.
    The target server boots from the hard disk to continue the operating system deployment. You can monitor progress via the Remote Console.