W2K3 - Remote Installation on Dedicated Server

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Martin Harran, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. I have a dedicated server with W2K3 Web Edition running on a dedicated
    server. The hosting company only offers Web Edition, not Standard Edition.

    I need Standard Edition and don't want to change provider as I'm very happy
    with their price and service so I'm thinking of doing this as a remote
    install.

    What I'm worried about is that during the remote install, I will lose my
    Remote Desktop connection and will effectively lock myself out of my server.

    Am I correct in this and, if so, anyone got any suggestions on a way around
    this?
     
    Martin Harran, Jan 29, 2005
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  2. Martin Harran

    lazyadmin Guest

    Well you MAY be able to do it if you can configure a full unattended install
    and it works. I'd suggest you find a different host. 1and1.com offers
    dedicated 2003 Standard Edition servers for under $100/month
     
    lazyadmin, Jan 29, 2005
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  3. Was with 1and1 and left them - their support and accounts dept. were
    unbelievably bad :(
     
    Martin Harran, Jan 29, 2005
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  4. You need to setup a script (using reg.exe )
    reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Terminal Services" /v
    fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

    in the [GUIRUNONCE] section of your risetup.sif

    Alternatively if you can map a drive to the machine after it is installed
    (machine is accessible from another client by ip or name)

    1. Map a drive to the machine (for example net use * \\machinenameorip\c$
    /u:machinename\administrator <yourpassword>)
    2. Run regedit and select File\Connect Network Registry
    3. Set the parameter above manually

    Connect through remote desktop
     
    Sundaram Narayanan[MSFT], Jan 30, 2005
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