Installation of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 on Sun Fire X4500 Server

Rainer Walter and Ryan Pratt, July 2008


This paper describes the installation of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 on a Sun Fire X4500 Server and the steps that are necessary to obtain usable file systems. Installing Microsoft Windows on a server that has 48 internal hard drives and no built-in CD-ROM drive or floppy drive presents certain challenges, but is very achievable using these steps.

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  • Introduction
  • System Overview
  • Preparation
  • Installing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 on Sun Fire X4500 Server
  • Configuring the Disks
  • Summary

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