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Start Setup for a new installation from the CD on a computer running MS-DOS

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To start Setup for a new installation from the CD on a computer running MS-DOS

  1. Insert the CD in the drive.

  2. At the command prompt, type:

    d:

    where d is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive.

  3. Type:

    cd i386

  4. Type:

    winnt

  5. Follow the Setup instructions.

Notes

  • If you are running Setup on a computer running Windows 3.x or MS-DOS, for best efficiency, use disk caching. Otherwise, the Setup process (started from Winnt.exe) could take a long time. To enable disk caching on a computer running Windows 3.x or MS-DOS, you can use SMARTDrive. For information about SMARTDrive, see the documentation for Windows 3.x or MS-DOS.

  • Setup works in several stages, prompting you for information, copying files, and restarting.

  • For information about unattended setup, see Related Topics.

  • If you have a mass storage controller (such as a SCSI, RAID, or Fibre Channel adapter) for your hard disk, see Related Topics for information about how to ensure that the controller driver file is available to the Setup program.

  • If you have specialized hardware requiring a custom hardware abstraction layer (HAL) file supplied by your computer manufacturer, see Related Topics for information about how to make the HAL file available during Setup.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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