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Windows Server 2008 R2 - ML350G4 / DL380G4

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Windows Server 2008 R2 - ML350G4 / DL380G4



I am planning to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on:

(1) ML350 G4

(2) DL380 G4


For both models, HP supports only Windows Server x64 (and not R2 version) in its website.

Could you confirm if the R2 version is indeed allowed?


I will need SmartStart v8.30 for the ML and v8.50 for the DL model, right ?


Thank you in advance


Mark Matthews
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Re: Windows Server 2008 R2 - ML350G4 / DL380G4

You'll probably find that by doing an 'assisted install' with the SmartStart CDs they wont have an option for that OS.

You can install directly from the Windows CD / DVD which should work fine, however drivers may not be available for the hardware in the server.

Some of the Windows 2008 64bit standard drivers may work, but all in all its a bit of a workaround and not at all supported by HP...

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