Problem Installing windows 2003 server with network adapter, internet and display

Posted on 2006-04-13
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I bought a refurbished Dell latitude with home XP  with 1 gig and 80 meg to use as a windows business server.  I got it working under Home XP and networked.  I replaced the harddrive with a new out of the box unit and started to install the windows small business server 2003 evaluation edition, which includes service pack 1. Set up two partions of 55 and 15 meg.

Restarted the machine and got two errors.

"Setup has detected the following requirements have not been met"
-  "Display resolution should be at least 800X600"
-  "A network adapter must be installed, enabled, and configured with TCP/IP"

I get no connection to the internet also.

Well, I put a new Belkin Network adapter in and no luck ( Also no driver for unit on the Belkin DIsk)

SO - How come I am not able to set this up?  I hoped that with a  refurbished and recent Dell unit would be 100% compliant.

How do I enable the network adapter and set the display resolution and connect to internet?

Question by:DLJ
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    Accepted Solution

    You now need to install the Dell drivers for all this hardware.  Most fo the XP drivers will work.

    You may need to set the display to 800x600 so you can work.
    You may also need to temporarily install the MS Loopback Adapter as a NIC so you can log onto the server.

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    Expert Comment

    Yup...just like Netman said, you'll need Dell's 2003 server drivers for the NIC and display drivers.

    It's a catch 22 if you don't have another computer with internet access, you'll need to get to Dell's site or call them and get the drivers.


    Author Comment

    Thanks for your help.  It worked.  I got the dell drivers and then had to manually install them, but I am happy.  THanks for the quick response.
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    Expert Comment

    Good deal.

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