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Re-image Your Windows Server

For Windows servers.

Follow the steps below to wipe your server clean of all data and perform a new operating system installation on the system.

Please note:
All data and system settings will be destroyed by the re-image process. Please backup any vital data before initializing the re-image.

Step 1
Log in to the 1&1 Control Panel using your Customer ID OR domain name and your password.

If you have only one package, you will land on the Administration page. If you have more than one package, select the package in question to reach its Administration page.

Package Overview
Package Overview

Step 2
Click the Server Re-image link from the 1&1 Servers panel.
Click Server Re-image
Click Server Re-image

Step 3
In the text box, enter the New initial password which will but used as the administrator user password for the new operating system install. Next, choose the operating system image to install and click the Next button.
Enter a password, choose an OS, and click Next
Enter a password, choose an OS, and click Next
Step 4
Read any additional information on the page, verify the password once again and when ready, click the Initialize button to begin the re-image. Click the Initialize button
Click the Initialize button

A confirmation page informs you that the re-image has begun. Re-images for Windows Servers may take anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on the image. If you are waiting longer than 3 hours for a re-image to complete, please Contact us for further assistance.

You may click the Go To Overview button to return to the Administration section of the 1&1 Control Panel.
Click the Go To Overview button

Click the Go To Overview button

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