I'm upgrading my domain from NT4.0 to 2003 Server (also will be upgrading Exchange). I posted up my upgrade plan and the experts gave me feedback. Please refer to posting:
(Title: Upgrading NT 4.0 w/Exchange 5.5 Domain to Windows 2003/Exchange 2003 Domain)
Well, the plan was to install Windos NT on a new server, make it a BDC, promote it to PDC, then upgrade the OS. I purchased a Dell PowerEdge 2850 from Dell and I'm having issue intalling Windows NT. I tried with and without the setup disk. It seem to fail right around loading FAT file system or loading the CD ROM drive.
I deleted the existing RAID 5 configuration, then recreated it. I used Win98 Setup disk to create the partition and format it. Still crash every time WinNT install, then the computer reboots and the cycle continues. I downloaded what seemed to be the driver for the CDRW/DVD ROM drive, but the WinNT installation cannot find the file on the created floppy.
I also try to use the Dell OpenManage Server Assistant, but the version that came with the server doesn't have the option for WinNT listed.
Should I delete the RAID configuration and intall WinNT on the single drive, then configure the RAID later? Will configure RAID later overwrite the installed OS? Should I just upgrade the current WinNT Server (BIG risk)?
Your input is greatly appreciated. Thank you.