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Patrick G.
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SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

Is there a SmartStart CD with support for Windows Server 2008?

Thanks
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Patrick G.
Advisor

Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

My solution:
-install without SmartStartCD
-download PSP 7.95 and install

That's not the best way but everything seems to work fine.
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

Hi,

I doubt you'll see support in SmartStart until Windows Server 2008 gets officially released.

Cheers,

Rob
Mi6t0
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Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

Yes, there is only the PSP available for now... Smartstart - maybe soon. Ofiicially windows 2008's start is 27th february (tomorrow) so we can expect it soon.

Smart start 8 is planned for the end of march.

Regard,
juan quesada
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Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

KarloChacon
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Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

hi

check this list
page 9
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00710606/c00710606.pdf

regards


Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
juan quesada
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Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

Nice to know, mismatch of info in the web site
thanks carlos
KarloChacon
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Solution

Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

hey guys

I just found it

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/software/microsoft/OS/Windowslonghorn_overview.html


regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
juan quesada
Respected Contributor

Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

and I found that the new FW CD supports windows 2008

New Firmware CD Features
New Operating system support:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Red Hat Linux 5 Update 1 (x86 and AMD 64/EM64T)
Red Hat Linux 4 Update 6 (x86 and AMD 64/EM64T)
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SP4 (x86 and AMD 64/EM64T)

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?swItem=MTX-6e09964448994337ad23016691〈=en&cc=us&idx=0&mode=4&
KarloChacon
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Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

I forgot to specify

Smartstart for W2008 x32 bits is in that link

something else
I found that link in the morning and it was Smartstart for x64 but now is you check again the link is says coming soon something weird

Regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
juan quesada
Respected Contributor

Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

Funny, yesterday the OS matrix I sent didn't talked about w2k8 however if you click in the link again it will show w2k8.....We'r working faster that the webmaster....
Patrick G.
Advisor

Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

I try the new SmartStart 8.00 but it ask for a flat file and don't accept the WS2008 DVD.

Any ideas?
Patrick G.
Advisor

Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

The other way works, first WS 2008 DVD then PSP 8.00, but I will use the SmartStartCD.
Henrik Stade
Advisor

Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

Smartstart cd doesnt work?

Tried to install Windwos Srv 2008 std Edt about 10 times now but always get the message: Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file c:\windows\panther\unattend.xml

However if i first install Windows srv 2008 and then aply all aoftware from the psp8.0 file it seems to work.

Any ideas? Problem with the new samrtstart cd?

Thansk alot in advance!
Henrik Stade
Advisor

Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

Also tried the installation from flat files/networkshare etc.. same result no matter what media/files I use. Seems to be a problem with the unattend answer file created by smartstart cd.
AtlantaJohn
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Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

It looks like the ftp site is having problems. YOu can connect to the site but it won't allow any downloads....
Florian Tepe
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Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

Hey guys,

I have also the problem that SmartStart 8 asks for a FlatFile. I have only the choice to browse for a flat file, but I havn't really found something on the Windows Server 2008 Std. w/o Hyper V 32bit Edition DVD.
Would be nice if someone has an idea where the flat file could be...
I startet a call at the HP Support, but they didn't know either...
I could intall Windows Server 2008 Std. w/o Hyper V 32bit Edition without the SmartStart CD but it should also work with it I guess.
KarloChacon
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Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

hi Florian

would you mind to post an screenhot about the issue your having for further research or specify a little more

thanks
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Florian Tepe
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Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

Hi,
I installed already the Server 2008 OS and it's too late to make a screenshot ;)

But I can give detailed informations:
1. I created a RAID 1+0
2. I inserted the Smart Start 8.00 X32 for 32bit OS
3. I checked the RAID with the ACU in Smart Start 8.
4. I startet to begin the Server Setup/Installation.
5. I selected Windows Server 2008 Std.
6. Selected DVD as source (Then automatically FlatFile was selected as a secound option and I had no choice to change it to .iso image.
7. Entered the product Key of Windows Server 2008.
8. Selected the option to install SNMP service.
9. Smart Start formatted the Hard Disks.
10. I insertet the Server 2008 DVD when I was afforted to do so.
11. Then he asks me to browse for a flat file and thats the point where I didn't know how to go ón, because every folder I choosed on the DVD didn't contain a valid flat file (I still don't really know what a flat file is ;))

So I hope this is detailed enough and quite understandable...
I'm a german user and maybe my english is not the best.
So far, Florian Tepe
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

got it, thanks for the feedback

I was trying to load an SSCD and saw that let me do more test in my lab to find out what that SSCD is asking

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Florian Tepe
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Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

I just installed a Server (ML370G5) with the new Smart Start 8.00. Now the OS is Windows Server 2003 Ent. and Smart Start does not ask for a flat file and I have done so as described in my post before...
Seems to be a problem with the Server 2008 DVD. It contains no i386 folder any more like Vista. Maybe there is a problem and Smart Start scans for such a folder...
Don't know...
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

hi Florian

I could test Windows 2008 in the lab so
this is the solution:

the only option is and will flat files for Windows 2008 so you select that continue when the Smartstart ask you for a OS directory

you have to right down

/mount/dvd/

Select continue and windows 2008 will install just fine

it is weird because it seems like your looking for a file but you don't know which one...

check my attached files

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Karen Holt
Advisor

Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

Yes, I am having the same problem with the unattend.xml error message when setup is nearly complete using Smart Start 8 and can't install W2K08 any other way without a BSOD - has anyone found a way around this error?
evgenn
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Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

I have the same issue during installation W2k8 Ent x86:
"Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file c:\windows\panther\unattend.xml"

Our company purchased a new server DL360G5, I updated all firmware whish available at this time, I'm using SmartStart 8.0 x86, it officially supports W2k8 but I got this error every time I tried to install W2k8 via SmartStart.

evgenn
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Re: SmartStart CD for Windows Server 2008

Here the screenshot of my error.