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====== Installing Windows to an SRP target ====== You can create customised Windows Server 2008 installation media that will allow you to install Windows directly to your SRP SAN target. (You cannot do this using the standard installation DVD-ROM; you must customise it first.) ===== Install the Windows AIK ===== Download and install the Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 from [[]]. ===== Creating an installation medium ===== Insert the Windows Server 2008 DVD-ROM and a blank USB key. Start up a command prompt and use //diskpart// to list the disks on your system: C:\Users\Administrator> diskpart Microsoft DiskPart version 6.0.6002 Copyright (C) 1999-2007 Microsoft Corporation. On computer: WIN-8AHI8ZB7YBM DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt -------- ---------- ------- ------- --- --- Disk 0 Online 466 GB 0 B Disk 1 Offline 40 GB 0 B Disk 2 Online 3817 MB 0 B Select the USB key: DISKPART> select disk N where //N// is the number of the disk corresponding to your blank USB key ("Disk 2" in the above example). Create a new bootable partition on the USB key: DISKPART> clean DISKPART> create partition primary DISKPART> select partition 1 DISKPART> active DISKPART> format fs=fat32 DISKPART> assign DISKPART> exit Copy the contents of the Windows Server 2008 DVD-ROM to the USB key: xcopy /e /f D:\*.* E:\ (where //D:// is the drive letter of your DVD-ROM drive, and //E:// is the drive letter of your newly-formatted USB key).

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