JSI Tip 9656. The Microsoft Office keyboard function keys do NOT work during the text-mode portion of Windows Server 2003 Setup?

When you try to setup Windows Server 2003 on a computer that has the Microsoft Office Keyboard installed, pressing F8 to agree to the EULA is ignored, preventing Setup from continuing.

This behavior occurs because the default behavior of the Office keyboard when you start your computer is to use the programmed functions of the F1 - F12 keys, NOT the standard functions.

To workaround this behavior, press the F LOCK key on the Office keyboard, press F8 to agree to the EULA, and continue Setup.

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