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Windows Home Server v1

Installing Windows Home Server v1 on VM Server v1 can be a pain!

Installing Windows Home Server v1 on a VM Server v1 can be a pain. So here is a tutorial on how to do an install.

What you will need:

Windows Home Server with Power Pack 1 – Installation Disc (x86).iso

VMServer v1

http://www.vmware.com/products/server/

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  1. Create a new Virtual Machine choose Typical

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  2. Select the guest operating system Microsoft Windows, version Windows Server 2003 Small Business.

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  3. Create a directory for your new VM and copy your Homeserver.iso file into that directory before installing

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  4. When the VM is create the Virtual Machine Settings need to be changed.

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  5. Set you CD ?ROM to Use the ISO Image and select the Homeserver.iso located in the VM directory.

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  6. Set the memory to 1024MB or more.

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  7. Set the Virtual Disk Type the same has host hard disk controller. This is important due to Windows Home Server v1 validating the hardware.

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  8. Make the primary hard drive 80G or more.

  9. Start the VM then proceed to install Windows Home Server v1

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    How To Install Windows Home Server

    http://usingwindowshomeserver.com/2009/05/31/how-to-install-windows-home-server/

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Windows Home Server v1 should be installed from this point.