Management Server Installation Wizard

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

For detailed installation instructions, see:

Wizard pages

Page Details

Choose the network adapter

Click the network adapter on the Management Server that you will use to connect to your internal network (LAN). If more than one adapter is installed, click the adapter that you prefer to use for the LAN connection.

For more information about choosing the 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 on your network.

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

For more information about connectivity settings that you can use to get critical updates, see:

Establish Temporary Internet Connectivity

Microsoft Update

Choose whether to download optional updates from the Microsoft Update Web site and apply them automatically later during installation. Regardless of your choice, critical updates are always downloaded and installed during installation.

Critical updates installed

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

Choose the Active Directory domain

Choose to join the Management Server to your existing Active Directory forest, or you can create a new Active Directory forest.

If you choose to join the server to your existing forest, type the domain settings on the Join the Active Directory domain page. After you type the credentials for an account with Enterprise Administrator privileges, click Join domain. The server restarts. When you log on again, the wizard displays the Progress of joining the domain page.

For more information about Active Directory domains in Windows EBS, see:

Choose Existing or New Active Directory Forest

Configure the Active Directory domain

If you create a new domain, type the domain name and the credentials for the default domain administrator account.

For more information about domain names and passwords, see:

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

After you create the domain, the Planning data upload page appears. To continue the installation, you must click Load Planning Data to open the XML data file that you saved when you completed the Planning Wizard.

For more information about the requirement for planning data, see:

Check for Deployment Planning Data

Name the servers

Type names for the three Windows EBS servers (Management Server, Security Server, and Messaging Server) that will readily identify them on your network.

For more information about server names, see:

Choose Your Server Names

Assign IP addresses

Type the static IP addresses and subnet masks for the three Windows EBS servers into the text boxes.

As you continue through the Installation Wizard, these IP settings are used to set the recommended permanent network settings across all three servers.

For more information about assigning IP addresses to your servers, see:

Assign Your IP Addresses

Select firewall option

Choose whether to replace your existing firewall with the Windows EBS Security Server or to retain your existing firewall.


If you choose to retain your existing firewall, you must perform additional configuration tasks during the installation of the Security Server.

For more information about options for replacing your firewall, see:

Firewall Options

Set the internal network IP addresses

Review the recommended IP address settings for the Management 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?

Check the environment

If you joined the Management Server to an existing Active Directory domain, the Installation Wizard checks several aspects of your environment to ensure that the installation can finish successfully.

If prompted by the wizard, insert the Prerequisite Planning Tools disc into your existing domain controller to run the Schema Upgrade Tool.

If you are prompted to make changes to an existing server, the Installation Wizard pauses. After you complete the changes, click Check again to resume the checking process.

For more information about compatibility checks, see:

What Does the Pre-Installation Check Do?

Choose the DHCP Server service

Choose whether to continue using your DHCP Server service or to use the Windows EBS DHCP Server service.

For more information about DHCP options, see:

Choose a DHCP Server Option

Configure the DHCP Server service (1)

Type your network settings to configure the Windows EBS DHCP Server service.

For more information about the Windows EBS DHCP Server service, see:

How Do I Configure DHCP Server Service?

Configure the DHCP Server service (2)

Complete the configuration of the DHCP Server service by confirming the primary DNS server and the lease times for the IP addresses that are issued by the DHCP server. Optionally, type settings for a DHCP exclusion range.

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

Type your company information

Type your company name. The name that you provide is used for the company name on the home page of Remote Web Workplace. The home page can display a maximum of 30 characters for the company name. If you plan to use Remote Web Workplace, choose a company name that is less than 30 characters long.

Optionally, you can type the administrator’s name or alias.

You can also change the name that is automatically generated for issuing Windows EBS certificates.

For more information about the certificates in Windows EBS, see:

Create Internet Access Certificates

Choose how to report errors

Click one of the options that are available for reporting errors to Microsoft.

For more information about Microsoft Error Reporting, see:

Windows EBS Privacy Statement at the Microsoft Web site (

Choose whether to report usage data

Click one of the options that are available for reporting usage and reliability data to Microsoft.

For more information about the Customer Experience Improvement Program, see:

Windows EBS Privacy Statement at the Microsoft Web site (

Review the Management Server installation

Before installing Windows EBS on the Management 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 Management 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.

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.