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Microsoft KB Archive/925279

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Article ID: 925279

Article Last Modified on 10/11/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition



INTRODUCTION

This article describes how to install an x64-based version of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 by using an x86-based Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE).

MORE INFORMATION

Note We recommend that you use the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) x86-based Winnt32.exe file to install the x64-based operating system.

Install the x64-based version of Windows Server 2003 without the language pack

Requirements

  • Base operating system


You must have an x86-based Windows PE startup disk installed on the computer. Or you must have an x86-based Windows PE installed on the computer.

  • Product keys


Two product keys are required. One product key is for the x86-based Winnt32.exe file. The other product key is for the x64-based operating system.

To install the x64-based version of Windows Server 2003 without the language pack, follow these steps.

Note Steps 1 through 3 assume that the following conditions are true:

  • H:\x86 contains the x86 folder content that is from the Windows Server 2003 SP1 integrated CD.
  • I:\x64 contains the x64 folder content that is from the Windows Server 2003 original release version CD.
  • The x64-based version of Windows Server 2003 is to be installed on drive D.
  1. Restart the x86-based Windows PE.
  2. Run the H:\x86\i386\Winnt32.exe /Tempdrive:D /Makelocalsource:all /Noreboot /S:”i:\x64\Amd64” command at the command prompt.
  3. Before you exit the x86-based Windows PE, modify the following entries in the %SystemDrive%\$WIN_NT$.~BT\Winnt.sif file:
    • Under [UserData], modify the ProductID entry so that the entry contains the product key for the x64-based operating system installation.


Note Currently, the ProductID entry contains the product key of the x86-based operating system that is located in the H:\x86 folder.

    • Under [UserData], modify the ProductKey entry so that the entry contains the product key for the x64-based operating system installation.


Note Currently, the ProductKey entry contains the product key of the x86-based operating system that is located in the H:\x86 folder.

    • Exit the x86-based Windows PE.
    • The computer restarts in text-mode Setup of the x64-based operating system.

Install the x64-based version of Windows Server 2003 with the language pack

Requirements

  • Base operating system


You must have x86-based Windows PE startup disk. Or you must have an x86-based Windows PE installed on the computer.

  • Product keys


Two product keys are required. One product key is for the x86-based Winnt32.exe file. The other product key is for the x64-based operating system.

To install the x64-based version of Windows Server 2003 with the language pack, follow these steps.

Note Steps 1 through 4 assume that the following conditions are true:

  • H:\x86 contains the x86 folder content that is from the Windows Server 2003 SP1 integrated CD.
  • I:\x64 contains the x64 folder content that is from the Windows Server 2003 original release version CD.
  • The x64-based version of Windows Server 2003 is to be installed on drive D.
  1. Restart the x86-based Windows PE.
  2. To install the language pack during the Winnt32.exe phase, run the H:\x86\i386\Winnt32.exe /Tempdrive:D /Makelocalsource:all /Noreboot /S:”i:\x64\Amd64” /Copydir:”i386\Lang” command at the command prompt.
  3. To install the language pack by using the Unattend.txt file, run the H:\x86\i386\Winnt32.exe /Tempdrive:D /Makelocalsource:all /Noreboot /S:”i:\x64\amd64” /Copydir:”i386\Lang” /Copydir:”amd64\Lang” command at the command prompt.
  4. Before you exit the x86-based Windows PE, modify the following entries in the %SystemDrive%\$WIN_NT$.~BT\Winnt.sif file:
    • Under [UserData], modify the ProductID entry to contain the product key for the x64-based operating system installation.


Note Currently, the ProductID entry contains the product key of the x86-based operating system that is located in the H:\x86 folder.

    • Under [UserData], modify the ProductKey entry to contain the product key for the x64-based operating system installation.


Note Currently, the ProductKey entry contains the product key of the x86-based operating system that is located in the H:\x86 folder.

    • Exit the x86-based Windows PE.
    • The computer restarts in text-mode Setup of the x64-based operating system.


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