Chapter One


Chapter One. 1

Chapter 1 Overview. 1

Installing Windows 2000 Server 2

Deleting hard disk partitions. 4

Creating Hard Disk Partitions 6

Choosing Windows Components 10


Chapter 1 Overview


In this chapter you will complete the process of installing Windows 2000 Server software on your server.  This chapter assumes your server does not contain an operating system or you wish to remove the current operating system.  Any data on the hard drive(s) will be removed during this installation.


This chapter will not address any server specific information.  Please consult the technical data included with your server.


Materials needed in this chapter

q       Drivers and utilities specific to your server (Drivers should come with machine or contact the manufacturer.)

q       Windows 2000 Server CD


Installing Windows 2000 Server




Follow the instructions below if the intended web server is not pre-configured with Windows 2000 Server.




1.      Place Windows 2000 Server CD in the CD ROM drive and power up the server.

a.      The installer will generate a series of Blue Windows 2000 Installation screens while the Windows Operating System begins to install itself on the server.

2.      Windows 2000 Server Setup / Welcome screen: The software installer will ask if you want to setup Windows 2000 now.  Press the Enter Key.






3.      At the next screen, please read the Windows License Agreement.  Press F8 when finished.






4.      Windows 2000 Server Setup / Partition Screen:

With this step, it is possible to re-configure hard drive partitions.  This server will be configured as a web server only.  Therefore, it is not necessary to create an Operating System (OS) partition larger than 4 gigabytes.  (It is also not recommended to create the OS partition smaller than 2.5 gigabytes.)

Press the D key to delete any existing partitions. 


Deleting hard disk partitions.



5.      Windows setup will confirm you wish to delete the partitions.  Press the Enter key to confirm and continue.






6.      In the next screen, Windows setup will ask you to press the L key to delete the partitions. Press the L key at this time.





7.      If the server contains more than one partition, the screen reappears, press the down arrow to select the other partition.  Repeat steps four and five.  When all partitions have been deleted proceed to steps four through 6.




Creating Hard Disk Partitions

8.      Create a partition. Press the C key.


The windows installer will display the total size of the partition.





9.      In this screen, type the size of the partition you want the Windows installer to create. (4 gigabytes (4000MB) is recommended)  Press the Enter key.










10.  This screen displays the new partition size.

Press the Enter key to install Windows.






Note: it is possible to use the FAT files system when setting up the server.  However, you must convert the partition to NTFS to fully utilize Windows security.

11.  This screen will ask you to choose which file format to use when formatting the hard drive.  NTFS is the default choice for Windows 2000. Press the Enter key to continue.


Once the Windows Installer formats the hard drive, the installation of the operating system will begin. After the operating system is copied to the server, the machine will reboot.  Windows will continue the installation process. This process may take up to thirty minutes.





12.  This screen displays the format settings for the hard drive along with the status of the formatting operation.





13.  This screen will show process of files being copied to the hard drive.






14.  Once Windows has copied the files to the hard drive, the server will again reboot.  The server will display several screens during the reboot.




Choosing Windows Components

15.  Several screens will appear on the monitor as Windows 2000 boots for the Components process.

16.  Windows 2000 Server Setup / Welcome to the Windows 2000 Setup Wizard window:






17.  Windows 2000 Server Setup / Regional Settings window: choose the appropriate region for your Geographical Location.  Click the Next button.





18.  Windows 2000 Server Setup / Personalize Your Software window: In the Name field, type Your Name. In the Operation field, type My Organization. Click Next.






When building your production server, choose the license purchased for your server.



19.      Windows 2000 Server Setup / Licensing Modes window:

Per Server Concurrent Settings

Per Seat

This will depend on your licensing agreement.  For this tutorial, choose Per seat.  Click Next.





On your production server, it is necessary to keep this password very secure.  However, it is equally important that another trusted person knows the password or where to find the password in the event you are not available.  Additionally, it is important to routinely change the administrator password.



20.  Windows 2000 Server Setup / Computer Name & Administrator Password window: Type WEBSERVER in the Computer Name field.  Type the administrator password in the Type an administrator password field. Click Next.






21.      Windows 2000 Server Setup / Windows 2000 Components window: Windows 2000 server is extremely robust server software.  The objective of this server, however, will be to serve web pages. Scroll the component Box, locate Internet Information Service (IIS) and Double click.  Choose File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Server

Click OK







22.  Windows 2000 Server Setup / Windows 2000 Components window: Scroll this window locate Terminal Service. Click the check box located to the left of Terminal Service. Click Next.





This tutorial will not address the use of Media Server.  However, multimedia is becoming more prevalent on the Internet.  When you feel comfortable with IIS, I recommend spending some time learning / playing with Windows Media Server.  See the Windows Help files for details.

23. Windows 2000 Server Setup / Windows 2000 Components window: *Scroll to Windows Media Server. Click the check box located to the left of Windows Media server.  Click Next.





24.  Windows 2000 Server Setup / Date and Time settings window: Set the correct Date and Time.  Choose the appropriate Time Zone for your location.  Click Next.





25.  Windows 2000 Server Setup / Terminal Service Setup window: Choose Remote Administration.

Choosing this setting will allow the machine administrator to connect to the server from a remote computer.  The remote computer will act as terminal for the Web server. (This will require the installation of the Terminal Server client software on the remote machine.  This is covered later in this document.) 

Click Next.





If your network requires a protocol in addition to TCP/IP you will need to choose Custom. This information is not covered in this guide.

26.  Windows 2000 Server Setup / Network Settings window: Two windows appear. Click Next in the first window.  In the second window, Click the Typical radio button, click Next in the second window.





A different workgroup may be used on your production server.

27.      Windows 2000 Server Setup / Work Group or Domain window: use the default setting.

Note: The default name for the Workgroup is Workgroup.

Click Next.



28.  Windows 2000 Server Setup / Installing Components window: This screen displays the status of the installation.






29.  Windows 2000 Server Setup / Performing Final Task window: This window displays the status of the installation.




30.  Windows 2000 Server Setup / Completing the Windows 2000 Setup Wizard window:  Windows 2000 Server setup is now complete.  Remove the Windows 2000 Server CD from the CD ROM drive.  Click Finish.