1.2 Installing Windows Server 2003 from the CD-Rom
When installing Windows Server 2003 on a new computer from the CD-Rom you must boot directly from
the CD-Rom. Unlike Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 does not support booting from boot disks.
Therefore, if your computer does not support booting from the CD-Rom, you must install Windows Server
2003 from a network share or from within an existing operating system.
Place the Windows Server 2003 installation disk in the CD-Rom and reboot the computer. During the boot
process you will be prompted to “
press any key to boot from CD-Rom
”. Once you have pressed a key
the installation of Windows Server 2003 will begin.