mthrall
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PowerEdge 2850 Supported WinPE versions

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Hi,

We are having problems with Symantec system recovery.  The newest version uses WinPE 5.0 64 Bit, but I cant get it to boot a poweredge 2850 it just resets the system.

Does anyone know if the 2850 supports 64Bit WInPE 5.0?

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RE: PowerEdge 2850 Supported WinPE versions

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If I'm not mistaken, WinPE 5.0 is the package that correlates with Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2. Server 2012 is not "supported" at all on a 2850. 2012 will run (sluggish, but it installs and runs), but 2012 R2 will not even install - an apparent issue running 2012 R2 that nobody has seemed to be able to figure out. I sold all my 2850's, so I haven't had a go at it, but I suspect whatever the issue/incompatibility is between the 2850 hardware and Server 2012 R2 is at the root of your problem with WinPE 5.0-based Symantec backup software.

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RE: PowerEdge 2850 Supported WinPE versions

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What do you mean "resets the system"? Reboots?

Microsoft dropped native support for SCSI storage devices with Windows 7/2008R2, so all later versions of Windows and WinPE would need drivers added to them. Is that the problem you are facing?

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mthrall
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RE: PowerEdge 2850 Supported WinPE versions

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yes it restarts the system before it full loads.

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RE: PowerEdge 2850 Supported WinPE versions

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If I'm not mistaken, WinPE 5.0 is the package that correlates with Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2. Server 2012 is not "supported" at all on a 2850. 2012 will run (sluggish, but it installs and runs), but 2012 R2 will not even install - an apparent issue running 2012 R2 that nobody has seemed to be able to figure out. I sold all my 2850's, so I haven't had a go at it, but I suspect whatever the issue/incompatibility is between the 2850 hardware and Server 2012 R2 is at the root of your problem with WinPE 5.0-based Symantec backup software.

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