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
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?
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.