Installing Windows 2000 Advanced Server From CD (and floppies)

Installing Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Update Ethernet Driver
Configure Network Addresses
Configure Domain Name
Installing Additional Software

Creating Boot Floppies
Creating A New Partition On Windows (Using "Computer Management")
Using Partition Magic

Installing Windows 2000 Advanced Server

These instructions describe the process of installing Windows 2000 Server from CD. In addition to the CD you must have 4 "Boot" floppies which contain software to recognize and load Windows 2000 from the CD. (The author used these instructions for setting up "rushmore69", IP address "").

1) Insert Floppy # 1 of 4 into your machine and reboot (if you do not have these floppies, you can create them from a healthy machine, see Creating Boot Floppies.)

2) When instructed to do so, insert the next sequential floppy and press "Enter". This will repeat for floppy's 2-4.

3) After floppy # 4 completes you will be presented a screen "Windows 2000 Server Setup" welcome screen, the dialog will state "To setup windows 2000 now press Enter", do so to install. (Note: you can also "Repair" (enter "R") or press F3 to exit setup)

4) If you have not already inserted the CD, the next panel will tell you to do so, then press "Enter".

5) For the License Agreement, accept by pressing "F8" (I agree), or press "Esc" key to abort.

(If the panel "Windows 2000 Server Setup", offering to repair the existing operating system appears, press the "Esc" key to continue with new installation)

6) In the "Windows 2000 Server Setup" panel reflecting your existing partition(s), deleted the boot partition, which frees up this space and left all space as "Unpartitioned". (If you have more than one partition, you can delete them all. When deleting them, there will be confirmation screens querying you as to whether you are sure, follow their instructions).

7) With the "Unpartitioned" space selected, press "C" to create a new partition.

8) In the "Create partition of size (in Mbytes), enter a proportion of your disk size (i.e. for a 57,286 meg disk, enter 20000), then press "Enter". In the next panel your created partition size will be displayed, press "Enter".

9) In the next panel you must select "NTFS" or "Fat" format. Select "NTFS" and press "Enter". Wait several minths while the disk is being formatted and the OS installed.

10) When the install is complete, your machine will be rebooted (as if from powered down state). If you have a power on password, you will be prompted for it. Enter it and press "Enter". Normal Windows bootup will occur.

(If the Windows 2000 Advanced Server CD is not in the CD drive, you will be prompted by a popup to insert it, then click "OK" in the popup.)

11) In the "Welcome" panel click "Next".  The installation will proceed with the installation of devices.

12) In the "Regional Settings" panel, you can "Customize" the "Locale" and "Keyboard" settings, if you wish, then click "Next".

13) In the "Personalize your Software" enter your name and organization, then click "Next".

14) In the "Your Product Key" panel, enter the appropriate key, then click "Next".

15) In the "Licensing Mode" panel, you have the option of choosing "Per server" ("Number of concurrent connections" 5), or "Per Seat". (The author chose to use "Per Server", and chose a number of connections of "500"), enter your value, then click "Next".

16) In the "Computer Name and Administrator Password" panel, enter the appropriate values and click "Next" ("rushtest69" and (generic password)).

17) In the "Windows 2000 Components", you have the option of choosing or eliminating components, do so if desired and click "Next". (The author chose to accept the defaults).

18) In the "Date and Time Settings" panel, select the appropriate values and click "Next".

19) In the "Network Settings" panel, wait several seconds for installation of network components.

20) The "Completing the Windows 2000 Setup Wizard" panel will be displayed, click "Finish".

The system will then reboot, and you will get the normal Windows "Press Alt/Ctrl/Del" to get the logon prompt. The "Windows 2000 Configure Your Server" GUI will appear, close this window.

Update Ethernet Driver

1) On the Windows desktop, select "My Computer", right mouse click, and select "Properties".

2) In the "System Properties" panel, click on the "Hardware" tab.

3) In the "Device Manager" section of the panel, click on the "Device Manager" button.

4) In the "Device Manager" panel, scope down from your machine name (i.e. "rushtest69") to "Other Devices", and select "Ethernet Controller". Right mouse click and select "Properties".

5) In the "Ethernet Controller Properties" panel, click on the "Driver" tab and click on "Update Driver".

6) The "Update Device Driver Wizard" welcome panel will appear, click "Next".

7) In the "Install Hardware Device Drivers" panel, select "Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended)", then click "Next"

8) Insert the "Device Drivers and IBM Enhanced Diagnostics" CD, and in the "Locate Driver Files" panel, select the CD ROM device, then click "Next".

9) In the "Driver Files Search Results" pane, the search should find your driver and state " driver that is a closer match for yours is available", click "Next"

10) The "Upgrade Device Driver Wizard" should appear reflecting your driver has been updated, click "Finish".

11) In the "Broadcom NetExtreme Gigabit Ethernet Properties" panel, click "Close".

12) Back in the "System Properties" panel, click "OK". The "Device Manager" panel should reflect the new interface.

Configure Network Addresses

1) From the Windows menu bar select "Start", "Settings", and click on  "Network and Dialup Connections".

2) In the "Network and Dial-up Connections" panel, right mouse click "Local Area Connection" and select "Properties".

3) In the "Local Area Connection Properties" panel, select "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" and click "Properties".

4) In the "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties" panel select "Use the following IP address" and "Use the following DNS server addresses" and for the following parameters enter the associated values, then click "OK":

Parameter    Value

IP Address:                (or whatever your IP address is)
Subnet mask:         
Default Gateway:   

Preferred DNS Server
Altnerate DNS Server

5) Back in the "Local Area Connection Properties" panel, click "OK".

Configure Domain Name

1) Select "My Computer", right mouse click and select "Properties".

2) In the "System Properties" panel, click on the "Network Identification" tab, and click on the "Properties" button.

3) In the "Identification Changes" panel, confirm the "Computer name" field is correct (i.e. "stup1d"), then click on "More".

4) In the field "Primary DNS Suffix for this computer", enter "", then click "OK".

5) Click "OK in the "Identification Changes" and "System Properties" panel.

6) Click on "Start", "Settings", and select "Network and Dial-up Connections".

7) In the "Network and Dial-up Connections" panel, select and right mouse click "Local Area Connection", and select "Properties"..

8) In the "Local Area Connection Properties" panel, select "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)", and click "Properties".

9) In the "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties" panel, click "Advanced...".

10) In the "Advanced TCP/IP Settings" panel, select the "DNS" tab.

11) In the lower section of this panel, in the "DNS suffix for this connection" field, enter "", then click "OK" (Append primary and connection specific DNS suffixes" and "Append parent suffixes of the primary DNS suffix" were checked). Click "OK" until you get out of all of these panels.

Installing Additional Software

After Windows Advanced Server installation was completed, added additional software. Mapped network drive "net  use  *  \\sdsmsrv\software", "net use  *  \\zeitouni5\rushsoft", and "net  use  *  \\cinta04tc6\software". Also got software from "" (ISSI).


ISSI                           (from ISSI "", and follow the directions)
Service Pack 4           (cinta04tc6\software:\ServicePack4-Fixes\WindowsServicePacks\Win2K\sp4)
Security Fixes            (from ISSI "" "All Applications"  Microsoft Security Update - MS03-026 (823980) - English )
Norton Antivirus        (sdsmsrv\software:\IBM\NortonAntivirus\NortonAntiVirus_v7.61\NAVCE761wEN.exe) ("cinta04tc6\software:\ServicePack4-Fixes\NAVDefs\20030815-006-i32.exe"   then do Live Update).
Display Driver           (Matrox Graphics Driver)  (rushsoft::\drivers\matrox_graphics\2kxp_588061.exe) (Video driver)
VNCViewer             (zeitouni5\rushsoft:\software\H:\vnc_x86_win32\vnc-3.3.6\vnc-3.3.6-x86_win32.exe)
(in the "Select Additional Tasks" panel, select "Register VNC Server as a system service" and "Start the VNC system service".)
Daemon Tool 3.2.9   (rushsoft:\daemon\daemon329) (mounts iso images as virtual CD-ROM Drive)
Notes 6 Client          (zeitouni5\rushsoft:\Notes_client\Notes Client R6\c46dvna.exe) (see Notus Notes Client Installation)
Microsoft Outlook    (zeitouni5\rushsoft:\ms-office2000\SETUP.EXE) (see  Microsoft Outlook Installation)
Winzip                      (zeitouni5\rushsoft:\Winzip\winzip81.exe)
ActiveSync               (zeitouni5\rushsoft:\PPCutilities\msasync.exe)
Netscape 7               (Netscape web site)


Notus Notes Client Installation

1) Change directories to "yourdrive:\IBM\Lotus_Notes\R6\6.01\ClientOnly".

2) Double click the "c51vcna" file, which will install the Client. After all files are extracted, the "Lotus Notes 6.0.1 - Installation Wizard" GUI will appear, click "Next".

3) In the "License Agreement" panel, click "I accept the terms in this license agreeement", then click "Next".

4) In the "Customer Information" panel, for the "User Name" field, enter the appropriate value (i.e. "RushTest"), for the "Organization" field enter the appropriate value (i.e. "IBM"), for the "Install this application for:" question, select "Only for Me (Single User Install)", then click "Next".

5) In the "Installation Path Selection" panel, accept the defaults and click "Next".

6) In the "Custom Setup" panel, accept the defaults and click "Next".

7) In the "Ready to Install the Program" panel, click "Install". (wait a minth).

8) In the "Install Wizard Completed" panel, click "Finish".

9) Configure the Lotus Notes Client. From the Windows menu bar click on "Start", "Programs", "Lotus Applications", and click on "Notes".

10) In the "Lotus Notes Client Configuration" "Welcome" panel click "Next".

11) In the "User Information" panel, for the "Your Name" field enter "admin", and for the "Domino server" field enter "rushtest02/rushtest02", then click "Next". ("I want to connect to a Domino server" was checked).

12) From rushtest02 machine obtain the "" file ("net use *  rushtest02\$" and copy "" from "\Lotus\Notes\Data" to your local machine's "C:\Program Files\lotus\notes\data\"). Enter the location/filename in the "File name" field (i.e. "C:\Program Files\lotus\notes\data\"), then click "Next". You will be queried for the password, enter the appropriate value ("asxxxx") then click "Next".

13) In the "Additional Services" panel accept the defaults and click "Next".

14) In the "Notes Setup is Complete" popup click "OK".

15) At this point you can exit Notes.

Microsoft Outlook Installation

1) Create a temporary folder on your computer to copy the software to.

2) Connect to a network drive that has the software on it (i.e. "net use *  \\sdsmsrv\software").

3) Change directories to "yourdrive:\IBM\office2k". Copy the file "office2k_ISDS_EA" to your temporary folder.

4) In your temporary folder, double click the "office2k_ISDS_EA" file, which will extract the Office 2k files.

5) Once the extraction is complete, double click the "SETUP" application.

> As the installer will default to installing all of the Office components, choose the custom option to allow you to select what to install. Select each component not to install, right mouse click and select "Not Available". Perform this on all applications but Outlook, then continue installation, accepting defaults on all panels.

6) In the "Welcome to Microsoft Office 2000" panel, enter your "User name" (i.e. "RushTest"), and "Organization" (i.e. "IBM"), then click "Next".

7) In the "Ready to Install" panel, click "Customize".

8) In the "Microsoft Office 2000 Installation location" panel, accept the default and click "Next".

9) In the "Microsoft Office 2000: Selecting Features" panel, for all components but "Microsoft Outlook for Windows", in the disc drive icon, click on the down arrow, right mouse click, and click on "Not Available", then click the "Install Now" button.
(if you are going to Ghost your box, it is recommended you do so before performing the following).

Outlook 2000 Startup

1) From the Windows "Start", "Programs", select "Microsoft Outlook".

2) In the "Outlook 2000 Startup" welcome panel, click "Next".(Steve, to be continued)

Creating Boot Floppies

This must be done from a machine that has a (somewhat) healthy installation of the operating system running already.

1) Insert the Windows 2000 Advanced Server into the CD drive.

2) Change directories to the "bootdisk" folder (i.e. "(yourCDdriveletter):\ENGLISH\WIN2000\ADV_SERV\BOOTDISK"

3) Double click on the "MAKEBOOT.EXE" file.

4) Follow the instructions.

Creating A New Partition On Windows (Using "Computer Management")

If your machine does not have Computer Management enabled:

1) Click "Start", "Settings", and click on "Taskbar and Start Menu".

2) In the ""Taskbar and Start Menu Properties", click on the "Advanced" tab.

3) In the "Start Menu Settings" section of the panel, enable "Display Administrative Tools", click "Apply", then click "OK".

Create a New Partition

1) From the Windows "Start" menu, select "Programs", "Administrative Tools", and click on "Computer Management".

2) In the "Computer Management" panel, click on "Storage", and click on "Disk Management". This will display your current partition(s).

Options to perform include:

1) (optional) Rename your ghosting drive by selecting the drive below the C drive, right mouse click and select "Change Drive Letter and Path"). In the "Change Drive Letter and Path" panel, you can select a different drive letter.

Steve, something about the following didnt work. Either you fat fingered it, but anyway, it came out format was NTFS and you used Partition Magic to convert it)

2) In the "Computer Management" panel, right mouse click the "Unallocated" space, and select "Create Partition". In the "Create Partition Wizard" Welcome panel click "Next".

3) In the "Select Partition Type" panel choose whether you want a "Primary" (bootable), or "Extended" partition, then click "Next" (the remaining instructions assume "Extended").

4) In the "Specify Partition Size" panel, in the "Amount of disk space to use" field, input the value you wish in megabytes (i.e. "20000" for 20Gigabytes), then click "Next".

5) In the "Completing the Create Partition Wizard" panel, assure the values are correct and click "Finish".

6) Back in the "Computer Management" panel, select the partition you just created, right mouse click, and select "Create Logical Drive".

7) In the "Create Partition Wizard" Welcome panel, click "Next".

8) In the "Select Partition Type" select "Logical Drive", then click "Next".

9) In the "Specify Partition Size" panel, in the "Amount of disk space to use", enter the amount you wish (i.e. "20000"), then click "Next".

10) In the "Assign Drive Letter" panel, change your drive letter if desired and then click "Next".

11) In the "Format Partition" panel, select the format (if this is to be a drive to contain Ghost images, it should be "FAT32" format), enter a value for "Volume Label", (leave "Allocation unit size" as "default"), select "Perform a quick format", then click "Next".

12) In the "Completing the Partition Creation Wizard", confirm your values then click "Finish".

Using Partition Magic

1) Insert floppy disk 1 and reboot your machine. When instructed to insert disk 2, do so and press "Enter" (Note your floppy must be write enabled)

2) When the Partition Magic GUI appears, it will display your current partitions. Select the partition you wish to modify, right mouse click and select "Resize/Move".

3) In the "Resize/Move Partition" panel, for the "New Size", use the slide bar at the top or enter the value you wish to change this partition to (Steve changed C partition to 15,131.5), then click "OK", then click "Apply". When prompted to "Apply Changes" click "Yes". The operation will take several minths, the progress bar is an outrageous lie, mouse movement might not work, but when it is done and the popup "Batch Progress" "All operations complete" appears, review the new sizes/health, and click "OK".

You can now exit and reboot your machine, or add a new partition.

Adding a New Partition

1) From the Partition Magic GUI, select the "Unallocated" partition, right mouse click, and select "Create".

2) In the "Create Partition", in the "Partition Type" field select be "FAT32", in the "Label" field enter "GHOST" (or whatever you wish to call the partition), and in the "Size" field, enter your desired size (i.e "20000" meg), then click "OK"  (the "Create as" should be "Logical Partition").

3) Back in the Partition Magic GUI, click "Apply", and click "Yes" in the "Apply Changes" popup, then go get the author a cafe latte', cause it's gonna be a while!