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 Post subject: Install Windows Server 2008 on an enterprise class server
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:02 pm 
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Hi Scott,

For starters, what is an Enterprise Class Server like HP DL380? How different is it from other Servers? Well, the bottom line question is how to Install Windows Server 2008 on an enterprise Class Server with a Core Server Installation, using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)?

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The HP DL380 is a fairly standard rack-mount server: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quic ... 77_na.html

It appears to be a 2U size unit with an Intel 5000P chipset supporting dual Xeon processors, it should be similar to other servers with similar specs in that form factor, such as those from Intel: http://developer.intel.com/products/ser ... /index.htm

Of course, there are many possible configurations and options for servers like that as well: http://tinyurl.com/6eohjg

WDS can be used to install Vista or Server 2008 over a network. For more information on WDS see: http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsse ... vices.mspx

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Thanks Scott,

Wow! This is great.

Allow me to ask: Has windows server 2008 been officially released. Some few people who have used it claim that there are a lot of incompatibilites with the device drivers than 2003 or 2003 RS?

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Sever 2008 was released to manufacturing on February 4, 2008, and was available for purchase on March 1st: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/pres ... SP1MA.mspx

Since Server 2008 is based on Vista code, and Server 2003 was based on XP code, Server 2008 would have the same driver issues relative to Server 2003 as Vista has relative to XP. Scott.


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Hi Scott,

If windows server 2008 is based on Vista, so that would be probably right, because a lot of folks are having issues with Vista at the moment and tend to downgrade to xp.

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