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Upgrade DL 360 G1 Winnt 4.0 to Win2k3

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Upgrade DL 360 G1 Winnt 4.0 to Win2k3

I want to install win2k3 on above server, i have installed 5.11a rompaq on this server. what is the best method to pursue a win2k3 install? I did winnt32 /checkupgradeonly to confirm that this servers readiness for win2k3. I heard SS 6.3 does not work on generation 1 servers. I also heard that ss 5.5 does not have the option of 2003 in the assisted install. Please help
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Re: Upgrade DL 360 G1 Winnt 4.0 to Win2k3


Update the controller firmware

Update the system firmware

Are you planning to upgrade from Windows NT to Windows 2003 or Installing a fresh copy of Windows 2003.

For an upgrade, here is the link to the process,

If you are doing a fresh install of windows 2003.

Run the system erase - this will destroy all data on all drives connected to the server

If you have a SmartStart 5.x run a manual install - select Windows 2000 at the os

If you don't have the SmartStart CD. Configure your integrated array controller from the ROM based setup (ORCA).Download the SCU and set the os as Windows 2000.

Boot off the Windows 2003 CD and install the OS.

There’s your problem!!! This thing is set to EVIL!