none
Windows server 2008 setup from ISO image

    Question

  • simple and perhaps silly question;  Just (Aug-2008) downloaded windows server 2008 32bit trial ISO image (2GB), but can't write it to disc using my CD-R because of discs pace. Any instructions on how to run the install directly from the download? I have mounted the ISO image on a different partition on the hard drive, but the installation does not launched.

    Also would it be advisable to have Vista installed in a different partition on my hard disk. I trying to do the install on a Vista machine (hwich I later plan to turn into a server). Eventually I will clean this machine (i.e. take vista off) use it only as a file server with remote VPN access runing just Windows server 2008.  Could the fact that I have Vista install on a different partition on the machine the cause of the problem? Thanks for any help
    • Edited by vj150 Monday, August 25, 2008 6:30 PM clarification added
    Monday, August 25, 2008 5:20 PM

Answers

  •  

    Hi,

     

    Thank you for the reply.

     

    Microsoft has not developed a virtual disk tool.

     

    Therefore, if we troubleshoot the installation issue generating from a virtual disk tool, we may need to involve the virtual disk tool manufacturer.

     

    As you will install a DVD-R drive, I suggest installing Windows Server 2008 using this way. If we use a DVD drive to install the system, we can avoid potential software conflict issues.

     

    Please burn the ISO file to a DVD-R disk using the DVD-R drive and boot the computer from the DVD-R drive and start the Windows Server 2008 installation. I recommend installing it on another partition.

     

    Please let me know the result.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008 8:48 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  •  

    Hi,

     

    We can configure a Windows Vista/Server 2008 system.

     

    Now I would like to confirm the following points:

     

    1.    Are you trying to install Windows Server 2008 from Windows Vista or Windows Server 2003?

    2.    What version of Windows Server 2008 are you trying to install? And please let me know if it is 32bit or 64bit.

    3.    Is your current system 32bit or 64bit?

    4.    What virtual tool are you using? Is it a genuine copy?

     

    As I know, we cannot launch the Windows Server 2008 64bit installation from Windows Vista 32bit. We can only launch the Windows Server 2008 32bit installation from Windows Vista 32bit

     

    The easiest way to install Windows Server 2008 is to burn the ISO file to a DVD-R disk. I recommend installing a DVD-RW drive to do so.

     

    I look forward to hearing from you.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

    Tuesday, August 26, 2008 9:05 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks.

    Re your questions

    1. I have a 32bit Vista box and I'm trying to install Windows Server 2008 on that box. I've partitioned the hard drive and now have logical drive with 40GB where I want to install Windows Server 2008.

    2. I'm trying to install Windows server 2008 32bit, Standard edition

    3. See above ....the base system is 32bit

    4. I registered for the trial (I'm trying to decide if I should go with Windows 2008 for a small team of 5 users) and downloaded the  32bit from the Microsoft site. The file I downloaded had as part of it's name  “x86FRE” which I believe is intended for 32-bit platforms - so yes I believe this is the a genuine 32bit file. I will install  a DVD-R drive.

    BTW I'm using Virtual CloneDrive - does Mircosoft have a virtual drive utility for the Vista platform?

    Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:54 PM
  •  

    Hi,

     

    Thank you for the reply.

     

    Microsoft has not developed a virtual disk tool.

     

    Therefore, if we troubleshoot the installation issue generating from a virtual disk tool, we may need to involve the virtual disk tool manufacturer.

     

    As you will install a DVD-R drive, I suggest installing Windows Server 2008 using this way. If we use a DVD drive to install the system, we can avoid potential software conflict issues.

     

    Please burn the ISO file to a DVD-R disk using the DVD-R drive and boot the computer from the DVD-R drive and start the Windows Server 2008 installation. I recommend installing it on another partition.

     

    Please let me know the result.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008 8:48 AM
    Moderator
  • hi

    I too face the same issue.

    i will try then update

    thanks

    Sankar


    sankar

    Friday, July 06, 2012 7:17 PM