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Old 05-07-2009, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking to freshen my skills with windows server 2003 and was wanting to put the OS on a separate Drive. The computer I want to put it in will be running a IDE drive. So I want basically 2 separate drives with 2 separate OS. I would be installing the OS from a CD, so my question is. Would all I have to do is install the drive and run the CD as I boot? I know I need to format it but not sure exactly where to do that or if that's just possible as I do the install from the CD.

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Old 05-07-2009, 05:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you pop the disk into your drive and restart your computer, once you do depending on how your bios is set up it will either boot the cd by itself , or you have to push a button ( any computer iv ever done its been F12) and it will ask you what you want to boot from and you pick CD drive i cant help with setting up sever 2003 tho cuz iv never done it, but im sure its not much harder then any other os good luck

and it will have a screen for formating and partitioning

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Ya I was pretty sure the boot from CD option would give me that option to format and partition the drive when I ran the CD I just couldn't remember.
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I used to use Windows Server 2003 on my computer, configured as a workstation.

You're probably going to keep Windows Server 2003 configured for server use, however, if you'd like to use it as a workstation (with all the features as a standard user's machine), follow the guide: How to convert your Windows Server 2003... to a Workstation!.

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I am actually going to use it as a server but only in a means of refreshing my memory with the use of server 2003. I may be later taking a Cert test over this if I am required to for a job. Right now I have my CCNA so I am just looking to do this because I don't really think I will be messing with network implementation too much as a new tech. Thanks for the Info though!
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