microsoft.public.windows.server.setup - Microsoft Windows
Today I had to install Windows Server 2003 on a HP Proliant DL380 server. The customer bought the R2 version, so I tried installing it... but, as soon as the various drivers loaded and the Windows setup started, it crashed with a 8E stop message. I tried installing from a standard Windows Server 2003 SP1 CD-ROM, and everything went fine. In order to test this behaviour, I retried some times both installations... the R2 version hangs everytime (but it installs OK on every other computer, so the installation media is good), while the SP1 version always installs fine. What's happening here?!? Massimo
Hello All; We are running two Proliant ML350 G4 Servers. One server is running MS SBS 2003, the other is running MS Serve 2003 Std. Both are on the latest MS Service Packs. Sys Vol have 4 Gig or greater available on both systems. The data drives have greater than 50% space available. Both servers are runnng ADS and are the primary domain controllers. Both servers have been recently experiencing console freezes/ unresponsive. The servers can be pinged, RDP works, but when issuing Server Restart through RDP, server will not shut down. Have had to hard restart to get console to return. Have checked all Event Logs, etc. and cannot find an indicator as to the cause. This issue has been occuring more frequently after applying the most recent security packs to the servers. There are three others servers running MS Server 2003 (not ADS or PDC) the are not experiencing the same issues. Any thoughts as to the cause? -- SysAdmin
Hello, Can you please advise what is the typical lifetime of a ... - HP Proliant DL380 G4 / G5 - HP Proliant DL360 G4P / G5 - HP Proliant ML110 G3 ... servers. The servers are used 24/7 running at around 50-60% capacity in a clean server room in the Airport Cargo Terminal environment. In our IT department (in Bangkok, Thailand), every server that is bought in the past 3 years becomes REPORTEDLY obsolete and cannot find any spare parts, motherboard, this and that etc. Is this True? Why would a manufacturer sell a server which lasts only for about 3-4 years? Please throw your input on what a typical running life (in years) of a server with availability of spares etc. How often does a motherboard blow (and require replacement) in the lifetime of a server? Which is the key point of failure of server? Your reply on this is highly appreciated. Thanks & Regards
Hi, I tried to install the MS Windows SBS 2003 R2 HP Branded with its HP Smartstar CD and it finished well using only 1 CD. After this installation, I tried to continue the complete server installation using the rest of CDs. When I tried to do it, a message window displayed "Cannot install R2 in a system with SP2". I tried to install SP1 but cannot be installed over SP2 version, What can i do?, I am waiting for a HP response since last week. I am quite angry. Please, help. Best regards. Juan Carlos. PD: Sorry for my poor english.