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Installing windows 2008 R2 Edition.

Nahum_1
Advisor

Installing windows 2008 R2 Edition.

Hi there,

Just want a ask a quick question about the windows 2008 R2 edition.

I have a proliant dl380 G3, and as you might have guessed, i want to install the windows 2008 r2 on it.

I saw that HP does not support this installation, and even on this official drivers page, i can see the drivers are only for windows 2003.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=3288130〈=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=316529&taskId=135

So, how can i accomplish this mission without buying a new server...? -:)

Hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards,
Nahum
Israel.
3 REPLIES
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Installing windows 2008 R2 Edition.

hi,

at first Windows 2008 R2 is only for 64-bit CPU based server, so at first you should check with intel cpu identifier if yor CPU is 64 bit compatible.

mikap
Nahum_1
Advisor

Re: Installing windows 2008 R2 Edition.

Hi Mikap,

The proliant dl380 G5 that i have, comes with 2 Xeon processors with 2.80Ghz speed.

Xeon processors should be good enough for the 2008 R2, correct me if i'm wrong.

Best regards,
Nahum
Israel.
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Installing windows 2008 R2 Edition.

hi,

i asked because you defined that the server is : dl380g3

I have a proliant dl380 G3, and as you might have guessed, i want to install the windows 2008 r2 on it.

- yes of course DL380G5 will work without any problem.

I saw that HP does not support this installation, and even on this official drivers page, i can see the drivers are only for windows 2003.

- lot of drivers are located inside Windows OS.

- you could use smartstart CD for deploing of the server.

mikap