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Anyone else run into glitches with SmartStart 8.30 and Server 2008 R2?

 

Re: Anyone else run into glitches with SmartStart 8.30 and Server 2008 R2?

I too have just reinstalled (twice) SBS 2008 sp2 using Smartstart 8.30 onto an ML330. during the install, I had to keep logging into the machine manually as Administrator, not my defined admin user, with the complete password that I had specified.
When the install completed, I could not log in with my credentials.

With the clues from this thread, I tried dropping characters from the end of my password, and did get in. (Whew!)
I think though, that the relevant thing may not be the number of characters, but the type of characters.
I dropped non alpha-numerics and got in.
In other words, my password ended in some of these !@#$ etc. Once they were all gone, voila!

I suggest trying your password and skipping all non AlphaNumeric characters.

Might be something for the developers to have a look at please HP.
Best Regards,
Jeff Davies
marcus1234
Honored Contributor

Re: Anyone else run into glitches with SmartStart 8.30 and Server 2008 R2?

okay guys update firmware with firmware cd 8.6

now install os without smart start cd

now in the os load the smart start cd and install the pSP pack

prolint support pack

now go get latest supplemental firmwares which were not on cd and driver updates for you server and os/too

enjoy :)

and for those not familiar

This is how we thank in the forum

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#33
Jeremy Stump
Advisor

Re: Anyone else run into glitches with SmartStart 8.30 and Server 2008 R2?

You need to find the SS 8.30 hardware/software matrix sheet it will tell you what models of hp hardware you can install 2008 on with 8.30 SS.
Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: Anyone else run into glitches with SmartStart 8.30 and Server 2008 R2?

Here is the matrix:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/c-products/servers/management/smartstart/ServerSupportGuide8.30.pdf

Make a great 2010

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: Anyone else run into glitches with SmartStart 8.30 and Server 2008 R2?

It appears that SS 8.3 will only support G5/G6 servers running W2K8 R2.

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: Anyone else run into glitches with SmartStart 8.30 and Server 2008 R2?

Sorry, there are a few exceptions to what I just stated.

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Dan TheMan
Occasional Contributor

Re: Anyone else run into glitches with SmartStart 8.30 and Server 2008 R2?

I am glad I found this. Surprising HP has not fixed this last September. I just spent the last 30 minutes thinking I fat fingered a password and trying various combinations.

Trying to install server 2008r2 on a Proliant DL360g4 for testing purposes.

I never did have luck with Smartstart 8.2 and would end up installing from the server disc.
Ishmael Rufus
New Member

Re: Anyone else run into glitches with SmartStart 8.30 and Server 2008 R2?

We are a long time running HP shop.

I am very displeased about this issue. Just bought a server (DL380 G6) that came with the 8.30 smart start disk. Encountered the same issue with the password.

HP, where's SmartStart 8.4?
Richard S. Anderson
New Member

Re: Anyone else run into glitches with SmartStart 8.30 and Server 2008 R2?

I built my own iso and it picked it up fine.

I was beside myself however when the password didn't work. Now I'll have to re-install, and since I'm doing it remotely, I'll have to wait until someone wanders by and slides the "SmartStart" CD drawer back in.

I remember a time when having an HP meant something. Today, it means you should have bought something cheaper somewhere else. The support has never been so bad as it has over the last three years.
JulianBlue
New Member

Re: Anyone else run into glitches with SmartStart 8.30 and Server 2008 R2?

Have been locked out this way with a new ML350G6, SmartStart 8.30 x64 and SBS 2008.
The password inserted in SmartStart was not recognized by Windows.

I had to reinstall from scratch, but this time I left the password EMPTY in SmartStart and the installation ran well, doing automatic unassisted logons and reboot until I was presented with SBS Wizard.

So my suggestion is to LEAVE THAT DARN PASSWORD EMPTY WHILE IN SMARTSTART.
HP should add a note on this.