Security Server Installation Wizard

After Windows Server 2008 is installed, the Security Server Installation Wizard installs Windows EBS on the Security Server.

Before you can install Windows EBS on the Security Server, you must finish installing Windows EBS on the Management Server.

For detailed installation instructions, see:

Wizard pages

Page Details

Choose the internal network adapter

Click the network adapter that you want to use for your internal network (LAN) connection, and verify that it is connected to the network.


The Security Server must have two network adapters, one for connecting to the internal Windows EBS network, and one for your external connection.

For more information about choosing the internal network adapter, see:

How Do I Choose a Network Adapter?

Choose temporary IP addresses

Configure temporary IP address settings to use during the installation to connect to the Microsoft Update Web site for critical updates and to connect to the computers that already exist on your network.

Later in the wizard, you will reconfigure these settings to the final IP address settings for the Security Server. At that time the temporary settings are discarded.

For more information about connectivity settings to get critical updates, see:

Establish Temporary Internet Connectivity

Critical updates installed

Review the status of the installation of critical updates from Microsoft Update.

Choose the external network adapter

Click the network adapter that you want to use for your external connection.


This page does not appear if you have only two network adapters in your computer.

Join the Active Directory domain

Type the Active Directory domain name for the domain that the Management Server is joined to.

Type the user name and password for an account with Enterprise Administrator's permissions on this domain, and then click Join domain. The server restarts. When you log on again, the wizard displays the Progress of joining the domain page.

Check the environment

To check your environment to verify its compatibility with Windows EBS, click Check environment. The Environment check is finished page displays the status of the completed checks.

Set the internal IP address

Review the recommended internal IP address settings for the Security Server (or you can manually configure the settings). In most cases, it is recommended that you click Use the recommended network settings.

For more information about IP addresses in the Windows EBS network, see:

How Do I Choose Network Adapter Addresses?

Set the external IP address

Choose to use DHCP to automatically configure external IP address settings, or you can manually configure the external IP address settings.

For more information about IP addresses in the Windows EBS network, see:

How Do I Choose Network Adapter Addresses?

Choose an Administrator password

Type and confirm a password for the default local Administrator account on the Security Server.

For more information about security settings for this account, see:

Set the e-mail gateway

Click the appropriate option to choose whether to temporarily forward e-mail to your existing e-mail server during the Windows EBS installation. To temporarily forward e-mail, click I want to forward e-mail to this IP address and then type the IP address of your existing e-mail server.

To allow SMTP traffic through the Security Server, provide the SMTP domains that are associated with your e-mail accounts.

If you are running Exchange Server in your environment, the Installation Wizard automatically detects the SMTP settings. Verify the names that appear in the SMTP domain name list box.

If you are not running Exchange Server, type the SMTP domains for your environment.

For more information about Windows EBS e-mail gateway settings, see:

Choose E-Mail Gateway Settings

Remote access settings

Type the name that you want to use to establish remote access to your network services (for example,

For more information about remote access settings, see:

Enable Remote Access to Your Network

Choose a volume for storing data

Choose a disk volume to store the data for your applications.

Click Disk Management if you need to format a hard disk drive, create a partition, or perform other disk management tasks.

For more information about data storage locations in Windows EBS, see:

Storage for System Files and Application Data

Integrate the Security Server

Follow the instructions to pause your software installation so that you can choose how to route Internet traffic through the Security Server. If you do not have a gateway device, such as a router or a firewall, that connects your network to the Internet, this page does not appear.

For more information about integrating the Security Server in your network, see:

Security Server Network Configuration

Review the Security Server installation

Before installing Windows EBS on the Security Server, the wizard lists all of the settings that you have entered. Click Install to begin the installation process, or return to a previous page to make changes.

The Progress of Security Server installation page displays progress bars that show you how the installation is proceeding. Depending on the settings that you chose, the server may automatically restart several times during the installation process.

Adjust firewall settings

If you chose to retain your existing firewall, you must manually update your e-mail and HTTP settings on your existing device to forward to the Security Server. Refer to the product documentation for your existing gateway device to update the firewall settings.

For more information about adjusting settings on your existing firewall, see:

Firewall Settings

Choose optional updates

If you did not choose to automatically install optional updates, you can choose whether to install the most recent updates for all of your installed server roles:

  • Click Install updates to install the most recent updates.
  • Click Finish to complete installation on the server without updates.