Information Technology

Information Technology

Lab 1
Installing Servers
This lab contains the following exercises and activities:
Exercise 1.1
Exercise 1.2
Lab Challenge
Performing a Clean Installation
Installing Windows Server Migration Tools (WSMT)
Accessing a WSMT Distribution Point
The lab environment consists of computers connected to a local area network. The computers required for this lab are listed in Table 1-1.

Table 1-1
Computers Required for Lab 1
Operating System
Computer Name
New server
Bare metal
Server for migration
Windows Server 2008 R2

In addition to the computers, you also require the software listed in Table 1-2 to complete Lab 1.

Table 1-2
Software Required for Lab 1
Installation disk for Windows Server 2012 R2
Mounted on SERVERA
Lab 1 student worksheet
Lab01_worksheet.docx (provided by instructor)

Working with Lab Worksheets
Each lab in this manual requires that you answer questions, create screen shots, and perform other activities that you will document in a worksheet named for the lab, such as Lab 01 worksheet.docx. It is recommended that you use a USB flash drive to store your worksheets, so you can submit them to your instructor for review. As you perform the exercises in each lab, open the appropriate worksheet file, fill in the required information, and save the file to your flash drive.
After completing this lab, you will be able to:
Perform a clean Windows Server 2012 R2 installation on a bare metal computer
Install the Windows Server Migration Tools
Estimated lab time: 40 minutes
Exercise 1.1
Performing a Clean Installation

In this exercise, you install Windows Server 2012 R2 on a new computer with no previously installed operating system.
In many cases, organizations purchase servers without operating systems installed—sometimes called bare metal servers—either because they have an existing license agreement or because they intend to purchase...

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