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Need Help on Installing Windows Server 2003 on ML310e Gen8

Ragie
Advisor

Need Help on Installing Windows Server 2003 on ML310e Gen8

Hi,

 

We have a client that really insist to install the Windows Server 2003 on ML310e Gen8.

We already told them that the server won't support the OS and it's not found on the OS compatibility matrix.

 

Hope you guys can give recommendation.

 

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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Need Help on Installing Windows Server 2003 on ML310e Gen8

I'm sure the quickspecs will confirm this. Have a look into.

Check the lifecycle of the software, I think it is over:

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselectindex

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Marko71
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Re: Need Help on Installing Windows Server 2003 on ML310e Gen8

Hi,

 

It can be done but theres no way to get this up and running with any HP support behind it.

 

The 330i nic is jsut a broadcom netxtreme chipset.

 

ILO3 drivers will work with the ILO4 controller as they are based off the same driver base.

 

The video controller is just a Matrox G200 from years gone by so there plenty of drivers support there.

 

The C204 chipset drivers are avilable from Intels Server Board S1200BT download site https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Server+Products&ProductLine=Intel%c2%ae+Server+Boards&ProductProduct=Intel%c2%ae+Server+Board+S1200BT

 

This will alow you to search for 2003 chipset drivers & will also give you the sata drivers as the b120i drivers are not available for win2k3.

 

This is all a bit of a kludge but it will work if your customer is going to be bullheaded about sticking with 2k3 on a server a decade newer than the o/s. 

 

Just remind them that there is NO HP support for this and they will not help if something goes wrong.

 

Hope this is of some help.

 

Cheers

 

Mark

 

Torsten.
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Re: Need Help on Installing Windows Server 2003 on ML310e Gen8

If they really need this OS for any unknown reason, why not virtualize?

Hope this helps!
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Ragie
Advisor

Re: Need Help on Installing Windows Server 2003 on ML310e Gen8

Hi Marko71,

 

How can i inject the drivers into the installer?

Please give me some idea.

 

 

Thanks

Ragie
Advisor

Re: Need Help on Installing Windows Server 2003 on ML310e Gen8

Hi, 

 

What we did is we don't use the raid feature and we use sata option instead.

By that the Win2k3 recognizes the 3 drives.

 

We are able to install the OS but the problem is the drivers.

 

Hope someone can help us on this.

 

Thanks

ikonwoody
Occasional Visitor

Re: Need Help on Installing Windows Server 2003 on ML310e Gen8

Hi

Can someone expand on how to do this please? i have a customer who has the same reqmnts

 

Does this mean the hardware raid will not work across 2 drives?

 

Many Thanks

HP_User2014
Occasional Visitor

Re: Need Help on Installing Windows Server 2003 on ML310e Gen8

Hi,

 

Going through the post, it seems that for clients who require the installation of Windows 2003 Server on HP Proliant ML310e G8 one has to do a research and get drivers from Intel for 1200BT board, Disable the HP Smart Array and Enable the AHCI SATA.

 

I am one of the them who he hitting the head in the walls trying to get it work.

 

All drivers from Intel 1200BT boards for SATA have been tried, but the W2K3 server won't load them after F6 and specifying the drivers as shown on the list. It pops up the message that the system does not have the controller hardware present.

 

Has anyone actually loaded W2K3 with AHCI SATA on Proliant ML310e G8 server. How did you manage to get the HD "introduced" to W2K3.

 

I am currently stuck here.

Mick_B
Occasional Visitor

Re: Need Help on Installing Windows Server 2003 on ML310e Gen8

Has anyone managed to find the correct matrox graphics drive for 2003, i have tried about a million of them and

none of them work, the card is listed as a G200eh, would appreciate if antyone could point me in the correct direction

so i can get some sleep

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Need Help on Installing Windows Server 2003 on ML310e Gen8

I don't think Server 2003 was supported on this server.  Do you get any video? what exactly is the issue?




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