- Create 3 NT Setup boot diskettes from the CDROM:
- From a Windows NT computer: x:\I386\winnt /ox
- From a Windows 9x computer: x:\I386\winnt32 /ox
- To save setup time, copy Server setup files to I386SERV (or Ppc or Alpha or MIPS) directory on the C: disk.
copy Work Station setup files to I386WORK
Windows 95 cannot be "upgraded" to NT
- For unattended setup:
- Create an /U unattend Answer file for all users using the Server CD:\Support\Deptools\I386\Setupmgr program.
- Create a /UDF:ID[,database_filename] Uniqueness Database File containing [UniqueIds] to specify individual installation runs.
- Execute setup program WINNT32 to upgrade from version 3.51
Execute setup program WINNT /f /b from Server or Workstation CD
- Phase 0 (internally running limited version of NT for setup)
- Press "N" to install rather than Enter for Upgrade.
- Partition to install NT
- File system (FAT or convert to NTFS)
- Use Location WINNT for Server, WINTWS for Workstation, WINIIS for IIS.
- Setup Wizard begins.
Immediately after setup:
- ) Get information
- Installation type (Workstation or Server)
- User Name . Organization can contain 255 characters.
This creates an unmovable SID (Security IDentifier) which uniquely identifies the domain
- Licensing Mode per Server for 10 concurrent connections.
- Computer Name (a.k.a. Netbios Name) is 15 characters or less, unique and contain no spaces
- Type of server - PDC, BDC, or member (stand-alnoe) server.
Changing from PDC to member server requires reinstall
- Password for Administrator account
- Request creation of non-bootable Emergency Repair Disk to
save the machine-specific Registry (files in the Repair folder).
Internally. NT compares setup.txt files.
- If custom setup was selected earlier:
- ) Installing Windows NT networking
- "Wired to the network" rather than "Remote access to the network" (RAS and Dial-up networking)
- Leave unchecked to not install IIS v3 (wait to install with downloaded IIS4 setup file).
- Network interface care installation (Select from list,
Have Disk, etc.)
- Networking Protocols:
- NetBEUI for Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95, LAN Manager compatibility
- DLC (Data Link Control) for HP JetDirect printers and IBM SNA mainframes
No file and print connections
- RIP and OSPF
- No to DHCP Server (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) to automatically obtain an IP address.
- IP (Internet Protocol) addressing (ICP = I see many Problems)
- ) Finishing setup
- Time zone, date, and time
- Exchange box configuration
Can't configure video drivers during setup.
- Uncheck "Show this welcome screen next time you start Windows NT" and close the help screen.
- Boot up again using [VGA mode] as Administrator
- Install drivers for video, hard drives, etc.:
- Install video driver (Display Type, Change, Have Disk, Browse to select folder, Open, close screen.
- Verify hard disk drivers. In some cases, NT 4.0 Setup mistakes an EIDE controller for a generic ATAPI controller, and automatically loads the ATAPI.SYS driver--which doesn't know how to deal with the second drive. To correct the problem, disable ATAPI.SYS (using Control Panel/Devices) and load the appropriate EIDE driver.
- Boot up again using [VGA mode]
- select new video settings (256 colors, 75 Mhz, 800x600, Small Fonts, etc.)
- Boot up again using default mode
- The default location of the CD-ROM is stored in the Registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion , which contains F:\i386
in string SourcePath
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup , which contains F:\
in string SourcePath