shkasim
2 Iron

How to install Windows Server 2003 on R720

Hi,

I have 02 - R720 servers, I need to install Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit on it,  I am not able to find Dell OpenManage Systems Build and Update Utility DVD on support.dell.com web site.  Now I am looking help from your side to help/guide me on this situation.

Waiting for response.

Regards

Asim

 

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theflash1932
6 Indium

RE: How to install Windows Server 2003 on R720

Dell does not support Server 2003 on their 12G systems, so SMTD/SBUU will not work to install it.  You will have to try to find the drivers on your own to get it to work.  You are MUCH better off installing 2003 as a virtual machine on this server.

If you want to try, with the knowledge that it "may" not work, then let me know which RAID controller you have, how many disks, and what size.

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shkasim
2 Iron

RE: How to install Windows Server 2003 on R720

Hi,

Many thanks & appreciate for your reply, I have PERC H710 & SAS 300GB Two HDDs
I will appreciate if you provide me a driver link of raid card I will try to install via F6 option.

Regards & hopefully waiting for your reply.
Asim

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theflash1932
6 Indium

RE: How to install Windows Server 2003 on R720

Since 2003 drivers for the H710 do not exist, you have a few options to try:

  • 2003 drivers for H700 from another server (like the R510)
  • XP drivers for H710 from Precision workstation (the T7600)
  • Generic LSI drivers for the LSI equivalent of the H710 (if they have 2003 drivers at all)

 

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