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Arbaminch University

(Arbaminch institute of technology)



Installation of Windows Server

2003 using Virtual machine

Prepared By: Dr.J.R.Arunkumar

Installation window server 2003
Windows Server 2003 is an operating system designed for users who want to create a network
that multiple computers can access. If you want to create a network, follow these instructions to
install Windows Server 2003 on the computer you've selected to be your server machine.

1. Click on “New”. A new wizard “Create New Virtual Machine” will appear. Click on “Next”

2. Give a name to your virtual machine. Select Operating system and Version of Windows
Server you are installing. Click “Next” button.
3. Select the memory you want to give to the virtual machine. If you are having 3 GB RAM
then you can give 512 MB to your virtual machine. If you have more RAM on your PC then you
can select the RAM according to that. More memory means your virtual device can handle more
processes without any hassle.

4. On a next screen, select “Create new hard disk” option and then click on “Next” button.
5. Click “Next”.

6. If you have low disk space then you can select “Dynamically
expanding storage” in storage type. You can also select “Fixed-
size storage” for better performance. Click “Next”.

8. Select the location of virtual disk. You can make virtual disk on any volume of your
computer. It’s not necessary to select C Drive only. Choose the size of hard disk as 20 GB (if
you have enough hard disk space). Windows server takes only less than 3 GB of your hard disk
increase in size of active directory will increase the size of virtual disk location. So it is good
idea to keep the size more than required. Click “create”.

9. Now right click on the Windows Server icon given on the left pane and select “Start” from the
right click menu.

10. Now select the .iso file of Windows server 2003 from the location where you
kept it. Click “start”.
11. Click “start”.
12. Press Enter.

13. Press F8 to agree to the license agreement.

14. Now select the partition where you want to install Windows. It should
unpartitioned space. Click Enter.
15. Now select the file system using which you want to format the partition.
Select NTFS file system and press Enter.

16. It will start formatting the partition.

17. Now the installation of Windows Server will start. It will take some time to
install. You can check the remaining time on a left pane.

18. Click "Next" on the screen titled "Regional and Language Options."
19. Enter your name and organization on the next screen and click "Next." Then,

20. Enter the product key that came with your CD

21. Click the radio button next to "Per server" and enter the number of connections to your
server that you will need. Click "Next."

22. Change the computer name and to continue without Administration password ”Next”
21. Select your time zone (Nairobi) and click "Next."
22. Configure your network settings by choose "typical settings" then “Next."

23. Leave the "No" option Selected on the "Workgroup or Computer Domain" page and
click "Next."
24. the installation process continues installing

25. Press ctrl-Alt-Delete to begin

26. Log on to window “enter username” without password then “ok”