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How to make Windows Small Business Server 2011 bootable from an USB stick

I have just downloaded Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 and it is 6.50 GB as this is too big to fit onto a CD what would you suggest is the best way for me to install this onto my server?

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marked as duplicate by studiohack May 16 '11 at 19:09

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Honestly, your last question is your best answer. Flash it to a bootable USB drive. – Theo Apr 14 '11 at 12:51
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Burn it to a DVD and use a DVD drive if you have one, if not they're like $25 these days; external USB ones can be had for under $100 in many places (around here).


If it was downloaded as an ISO you should be able to use Microsoft's Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to install via a USB flash drive.

The link is a little hard to find on the page but it's there. If you Google "Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool" there's a couple other download sources (like

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can you get a DVD that will fit 6.5 GB on it though? – ben950 Apr 14 '11 at 13:46
yes, Dual layer DVD's can do 8.5 – Moab Apr 14 '11 at 15:00

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