Question: How To Install and Configure Microsoft ISCSI Target 3.3 – Part 1

This article will show you how to install and configure the Microsoft ISCSI Target software which turns your server to a storage device like a SAN and allows remote clients to connect to it via iSCSI protocol.


The iSCSI target software works on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

1GHz CPU with 2GB RAM


You can download the software from Microsoft download website



The iSCSI Target software contain two components, Target and client (initiator)

First you install and configure the Server side and after you install the client side which is the initiator that connects the client to the server.


Installing the iSCSI Target 3.3

Extract the installation file to a folder.

Open the folder


To install the Server (Target) software start the iscsitarget_public installer.


Click Finish when installation is completed.

To start the iSCSI target start application from the start menu.