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Windows 2003 Server R2 cannot be installed in ML530

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Windows 2003 Server R2 cannot be installed in ML530

Hi,
I would like to install Windows 2003 Server R2 on ML530. When I insert the Desk for R2 it throw all kind of errors. I notced this happens only when I try installing Win2003 R2 in ML530 not any other machine. I successfully install R2 on another machines like DL360 and even for testing in a regular machine. Please help

Regartds

Mark
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SPa
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Re: Windows 2003 Server R2 cannot be installed in ML530

Ensure the BIOS is updated.

Is it always a common error and what does the error say.
Sunil Fredrick
Occasional Visitor

Re: Windows 2003 Server R2 cannot be installed in ML530

The Following Microsoft Operating Systems are supported by ML530 Server....

NT 3.51

NT 4.0

NT Server

Enterprise Edition 4.0

Terminal Server

2000 Server

2000 Advanced Server

SPa
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Re: Windows 2003 Server R2 cannot be installed in ML530

Sunil Fredrick ,

Refer Compatibility list on below link.

Windows 2003 is supported.

http://h10018.www1.hp.com/wwsolutions/windows/archive.html

Re: Windows 2003 Server R2 cannot be installed in ML530

it says Supported, in Windows Server Catalog, and sold by HP. Does it mean I have to buy it from HP.

Best Regards,

Omar Abdalla
SPa
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Solution

Re: Windows 2003 Server R2 cannot be installed in ML530

No,It should work.Just ensure you use the right drivers and an updated bios

Re: Windows 2003 Server R2 cannot be installed in ML530

Please let me know which BIOS update I should use in the link bellow.

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/69_3991.html#2

Best Regards,

Mark
SPa
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Re: Windows 2003 Server R2 cannot be installed in ML530

The Link you have shared is for ML530 G2.Ensure you have ML530 G2 and not any other generation.

All the BIOS available are for same version.First is Online that can be run under Windows,Second is using the diskette and last is to be used in conjunction with the firmware maintenance CD.