Installing Windows 2003 R2 in VirtualBox (Ubuntu OS)

I have a HP server running Ubuntu Server 10.10 64bit.  I have VirtualBox installed and would like to create a Windows 2003 virtual server.  I found a wiki in Sun that tells me to download a few files from Microsoft's website....win2k3r2eesp2.part1.exe, win2k3r2eesp2.part2.rar & win2k3r2eesp2.part3.rar.  

Could someone advise me how to get started with my installation?  
Jonathan SuberIT DirectorAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You first need to obtain Windows 2003 R2 media, and then create an ISO (image) of the cdrom. Then mount the ISO in a Virtualbox Virtual Machine, and boot from the cdrom and install the software.

The SUN article refers to a Windows 2003 R2 evaluation image that was available for download from Microsoft, I do not believe that the software source is available anymore to download as Server Image.


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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
it would appear you are lucky, and it's still available as a download from here

download all three parts and follow the documentation.
It is talking about the pre-configured VHD (Virtual Hard Drive) file for Windows Server 2003 R2 Ent.Edition with SP2. it is available for download on the microsoft website. You can use the following link:
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition VHD

After download keep all the files in the same folder then double click on the first part which is a .exe file. It will extract the VHD file to your desired location. After that you can follow the steps given in the document to import that virtual HD file  to VirtualBox and create a VM.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
But as the file you'll download is a Windows *.exe, you'll need to do it on a Windows computer, and then transfer the files to your Ubuntu Server, via ftp, ssh etc
Jonathan SuberIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the information.  I have Windows 2k3 media (3 disks) and license.  Can I make the first disk an ISO and boot from that image?  Will it act like an instalation disk?  Thanks, Jon
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Windows 2003 R2 media is usually two cdroms, the first one is a boot disk and you install from this.

If you download ISO Recorder, you can create an iso from the cdroms, an boot from it.

or you could just insert that boot cd, into the cdrom drive of the Virtualbox server, and boot a virtual machine from that cdrom.
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