Basic Installation of Windows NT (Lab)

Phase 0: Preparation for Installation

Booting the Server

Insert the Microsoft Windows NT Server Setup Boot disk (Disk 1) into your drive A.

Shut the system down and restart it.

After the system starts to boot from that disk, you see a message that says Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware. Next a blue screen appears along with a message across the bottom of the screen inform you that the Windows NT Executive and the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) is loading.

You will then be prompted to insert Setup Disk 2 into your drive A. Insert this disk and press Enter to continue the installation.

The next screen Welcome to Setup provides several options. Press Enter to accept the default option of installing Windows NT.

Specifying SCSI and IDE Controllers

The next screen informs you about Windows NT's detection of SCSI and IDE controller chips. Press Enter to use auto-detection.

The installation program prompts you to insert Setup Disk 3 into the floppy drive. After the disk and press Enter.

Assuming that auto-detection has found your controller or controllers, you now can press Enter to proceed with the rest of the installation, unless you want to install support for additional devices.

After you complete the process of identifying devices and you press Enter to continue the installation.

Insert the NT CD Rom.

NT End User License Agreement

The Windows NT End User License Agreement appears at this point and is several screen lengths long. You must use the Page Down to scroll to the next page.

When you reach the bottom of the agreement you can press F8 to accept the terms of the agreement. The computer forces you to go to the bottom of the agreement before you can accept it.

NT Setup autodetects your hardware and software components. Press Enter to except this list.

Selecting the location of Windows NT Server

Delete all of the existing partition

Create a 300 Meg partition.

Make sure that the new partition is highlighted and press Enter.

Format the partition with the FAT file system.

The default installation directory name is \WINNT. Press Enter.

Press Enter to allow for both examinations.

A please wait screen appears during the examination of the hard drive(s). After this process is completed, the file copy process begins.

If you also specified SCSI drivers to be installed from a manufacturer's disk, you are prompted for that disk during this sequence.

After the copying process finishes, you are prompted to remove the disk from your floppy drive and also the CD-Rom. Remove the Disk and press Enter to proceed with the installation.

Phase 1: The Windows NT Setup Wizard

Using the Setup Wizard

Now your server boots Microsoft Windows NT Server and the graphical portion of the installation program now starts by initializing, and then some more files are copied from the CD-ROM to the hard drive.

The first part is gathering information about your computer. Click the Next button to continue.

Entering Site Information & CD Key

After some subdirectories are created within your Windows NT Server directory, you are prompted to enter your name and the name of your company (if any). This is standard procedure for all Microsoft installation programs. Enter these values and click the Next button.

A new screen will appear and you will be prompted for the CD-Key. This key normally appears on a sticker on the back of the NT Server CD Rom case. Enter this value and click the Next button.

Choosing Your Client Access Licensing Mode

Select Per Server with 10 licenses. Then click the Next button.

Naming Your Server and Determining Its Role

Here, you need to enter the name of the server. Which will be the word class followed by your computer number. For example "CLASS4".

Enter the name and then click the Next button.

For this lab you will select Stand Alone Server and then select Next

Selecting an Administrator Password

Select a password and click Next.

Creating an Emergency Repair Disk

Yes, create an emergency Repair Disk and press Next.

Selecting Optional Components

Accept the default components and press Next.

Click Next to accept the default components.

Phase 2: Installing Windows NT Networking

At this point you will recieve a message informing you that Phase 2 is beginning. Click Next to continue.

Setting Up Microsoft Networking

Click Next to confirm that your computer is connected to the network.

Installing Internet Information Server

Do not install IIS at this point. Uncheck the box and press Next.

The Network Interface Card

Have NT Server Setup auto-detect your network card by clicking Start Search.

After Setup detects a card, click Next to confirm that this is the correct card.

Network Transport Protocols

Only select TCP/IP for installation. Uncheck NWLINK and press Next.

Network Services

Accept the default network services and click Next to continue.

You may be prompted to configure the network adapter. Click next to configure it then click next again to accept the default configuration.

Accept the default network bindings.

Network Settings

When prompted about DHCP press No

Enter an IP Address this should be


When all of the information is correct click Continue

When the next screen appears click Next to accept the default network bindings.

Click Next to start the network.

Workgroup or Domain

Now you will be prompted for the name of your workgroup or Domain. Select workgroup and enter "WORKGROUP#COMPUTERNUMBER" for example WORKGROUP4. Then click Next.

Click Finish to continue.

Phase 3: Finishing Setup

Date and Time

When prompted, in the Time Zone list, select the correct time zone for you location from the pull down menu, confirm that the Date and Time options are correct, and then click Close.


Click OK to confirm the detected video adapter.

You must then press Test to test the settings for your video adapter. Click OK to perform the test. If this test passes you can click Yes and then OK.

Click the OK button again to leave the Display Properties page.

You will now be prompted to create the Emergency Repair Disk

After creating the Emergency Repair Disk, click Restart Computer to restart your computer and complete the installation process.