1. Click Next at the Welcome window or wait a while for Setup to proceed automatically. The Installing Devices window opens and PnP (Plug and Play) enumeration begins. It may take some time to complete
2. Next is the Regional and Language Settings window. Regional and Language Settings can be changed here. Locale Settings determine the National Language Support (NLS) files that Setup loads. National Language Support (NLS) files control parameters such as display language, decimal points, monetary units, and such.
3. Next is the Personalize Your Software window. Fill in the Name and Organization fields. These entries are for information only. (This can be changed in registry at the location HKLM | Software |Microsoft |Windows NT | CurrentVersion -> RegisteredOwner)
4. Click Next. The Product Key window opens. Enter the product key.
5. Click Next. The Licensing Modes window opens. Choose the mode. Two modes are available.
• Per device or Per User Licensing: In Per User/Per Device mode, A separate Windows CAL (Client Access License) is required for each user or device that accesses or uses the server software on any of your servers.
• Per Server Licensing: With Per Server licensing, a specified number of CALs are associated with a particular server. The number of devices that can legally access that server simultaneously is limited in Per Server licensing to the number of CALs purchased for that particular server.
6. Click Next. If you have a modem in the server, the Modem Dialing Information
7. Click Next. The Date and Time Settings window opens.
8. Click Next. Setup now performs additional inspections to determine the state of the network and how to configure the network hardware.
9. After Setup loads the network drivers, the Networking Settings window opens. You have two configuration choices: Typical Settings and Custom Settings. If you select the Custom Settings you can configure the TCP/IP settings such as IP address, default gateway, and DNS server here.
12. After you have completed entering your configuration settings, click OK to close and return to the Networking Settings window.
13. Click Next. The Workgroup or Domain window opens. You can make the computer a member of a workgroup or member of an Active Directory Domain here.
15. Click Next. Setup begins copying the required files from the CD.
16. After the file copy is complete, the Performing Final Tasks window opens and Setup begins configuring the services and components you installed. After that Windows Server 2003 Setup displays the Completing the Windows Server 2003 Setup Wizard window. You can restart the computer now or it will restart automatically.