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Working with Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials by Andrew Edney, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Installing by Using a USB Flash Drive

If your server lacks a DVD drive, you can use a USB flash drive to install Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials.

Note

You will need a flash drive with more than a 4 GB capacity, so an 8 GB flash drive works very well. If you are purchasing a flash drive for this installation, get the fastest one you can find.

Using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool involves downloading a piece of software from Microsoft, running it, and selecting the source material—in this case, an SBS 2011 Essentials installation DVD ISO image.

Note

Even though the tool is called the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, it can be used to create a bootable USB flash drive for any Microsoft operating ...

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