PowerEdgeR610
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Install Windows SBS server 2011 on PowerEdge R610??

Does anyone know how to install Windows SBS server 2011 on a PowerEdge R610?
I have tested some different variants. One is using the System Build and Update Utility (F10) and where I choose OS 2008 R2. When I come to "Where do you want to install Windows" on the Windows installation disc, I get an error message "Setup was Unable to create a new system partition or locate an Existing System partition. See the setup log files for more information." How do I get around this message?

I have downloaded "Dell Windows OS Server Support Pack" from the Dell website. It says the installation instructions that "The image Should be on a optical media and made ​​available to system build and Update Utility When promted". How do I do this?

Grateful for the quick reply.

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theflash1932
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Re: Install Windows SBS server 2011 on PowerEdge R610??

I would use SMTD (System Management Tools and Documentation) ... it is much larger than SBUU, but it has everything on it that you might need.

You could also install directly from the OS media.

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PowerEdgeR610
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Re: Install Windows SBS server 2011 on PowerEdge R610??

I have tried to install both from the CD that I got with the purchase and directly from the OS installation disk, but run into the same problem.

CD SMTD is from 2010. There is a newer version from March 2011 to download on Dells homepage. I'm trying to download it to see if it works better with that version but it is so big it takes time. Have you heard anything about this version? Will it work with Windows SBS 2011?

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