Dell Server and Windows 2000

Posted on 2004-11-28
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I bought a dell poweredge server for my home office. I didn't buy the operating system since I have windows 2000 CD and licence. Now once I get the server I reboot the system with dell provided CD and follow it. When It ask for windows 2000 CD to enter I did and it didn't recognise the CD. So I call Dell and went through some issues and they told me its not their problem I should contact software vendor. Anyway I thought it would be much easiar to install win 2000 on  a new machine. Help me out guys, may be when system start I can type in something to call setup.exe or something like this. Where should I start?
Question by:shahedny
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    Assisted Solution

    If you have the Windows 2000 CD boot from that and forget that dell CD for one moment.
    Follow the on screne instructions during the windows setup, let us know if you´re having problems with that!

    Good Luck!
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    Accepted Solution

    Configure your hardware with the Dell CD - do not select the Automated installation, pick the manual one (if available).

    Install Windows by booting with that CD.

    You can always add the Dell specific drivers and utilities after the OS.


    Author Comment

    ok guys I finally instill it after doing so many things and reboot directly from CD. Now I see i have C:\ and it has only 3GB, I originally bought a 80GB machine, what do i do to get rest of hard drive?
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    Expert Comment

    What type of drives do you have?  Are they hardware RAID or simply a single drive?


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