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16, July 2007

Windows Server 2008 Core unattended installation answer file

Filed under: Administration,Windows — patrickyong @ 6:15 am

You cannot run the AD installation wizard with Windows Server 2008 Core, the only way to do it is using an answer. The documentation is a not detail enough at the moment for newbie to write a answer file from scratch. I had to look for documentation from Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 Server to get it right. So here I am posting my version for installing a fresh forest.

[DCInstall]
InstallDNS=Yes
Password=<administrator’s password>
RebootOnCompletion=No
ReplicaOrNewDomain=Domain
NewDomainDNSName=<specify you own domain name, i.e. contoso.com>
ForestLevel=2
DomainLevel=2
NewDomain=Forest
SafeModeAdminPassword=<password for restoration>

Save it in a text file and at the command prompt type:

dcpromo /answer:<location of answer file>

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1 Comment »

  1. send me server 2008 unattended anwers file

    Comment by y.rajan — 19, February 2011 @ 10:04 am | Reply


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