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Windows 2003 Server R2 cannot be installed

 

Windows 2003 Server R2 cannot be installed

I have successfully install windows 2003 server R2 (Disk 1). When I insert Disc2 it crashes and never continues. I have ML 530. the error message is the it cannot locat update.exe. it sometimes does not even start to load.
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Rajashekar Chintakunta
Honored Contributor

Re: Windows 2003 Server R2 cannot be installed

Hi Mark,

Windows 2003 Server is not listed as one of the supported OS for ML530 G1 server.

http://h18002.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/10494_div/10494_div.HTML

But if you would still want to install Windows 2003, Update the BIOS firmware and goto BIOS -> System Options -> OS and select Windows 2003 has the OS and try installing.

You could download the PSP, Firmware and drivers from the follwoing link for ML530 server running Windows 2003.

Regards,
Raj.

Rajashekar Chintakunta
Honored Contributor

Re: Windows 2003 Server R2 cannot be installed

Re: Windows 2003 Server R2 cannot be installed

I have ML 530 G2. I was able to install WINDOWS 2003 SERVER but not WIN 2003 SERVER R2. The Disk fails to install.
Rajashekar Chintakunta
Honored Contributor

Re: Windows 2003 Server R2 cannot be installed

kavitha_rajesh
Occasional Visitor

Re: Windows 2003 Server R2 cannot be installed

Hi,

1) Can i ask why do you want to insert disk 2 (does the installtion prompeed you to do so) or you are trying to insert for your need.

2) Did you try the same procedure(inserting disk 2 ) after you installed windows 2003 in disk 1.

solution from MS:

Problem: During the installation of a Windows Server 2003 R2 component, I was prompted to insert the Windows Server 2003 R2 Disc 2 or to specify the location of the Setup files on my hard disk.

Cause: You will receive this dialog box if Windows Server 2003 was installed from a location different from where Windows Server 2003 R2 (Disc 1 and/or Disc 2) was installed. For example, if you installed Windows Server 2003 from a shared network resource, and then you installed Windows Server 2003 R2 by using the product CDs, you will receive this dialog box.

Solution: To avoid receiving this dialog box, install Windows Server 2003 and the Windows Server 2003 R2 from the same location. For example, you can install the operating system by using the Windows Server 2003 R2 product CDs (both Disc 1 and Disc 2) that you obtained from Microsoft. Or, if you are installing from a network share, copy all of the files and folders from Disc 1 and Disc 2 to your shared network resource. When you receive a dialog box that asks if you would like to replace the Autorun.inf file, click Yes.