Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Windows 2008 R2, 2012 & 2016 force boot in Safe mode, DSRM and safe mode with networking

Last week a operations engineer were struggling for booting a windows 2008r2 VM in safe mode. I though of writing blog post for steps booting any Windows in safe mode.

With any windows VM pressing F8 option is very painful task as VM will enter into booting process as soon as you start the VM.

Till physical windows box F8 is very common option to select the boot mode. but if you want to boot windows box forcefuly in SAFE MODE you can use easy option called MSCONFIG.

1) login to system with admin credentials

2) Open RUN and type command 'MSCONFIG' (without quotes)

3) Hit enter

4) in MSconfig window click on Boot menu tab.

5) Check the option Safe Boot and click on OK button

6) Reboot the system, and it will boot in safe mode automatically.

Note: also revert the change back to normal mode by removing checkbox for safe mode

You can still use F8 option to use multiple boot option as well.

Thanks for reading.

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