Solved

How do i replace/Upgrade my motherboard on a MS Server 2003 system?

Posted on 2007-11-30
3
919 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
How do i replace/Upgrade my motherboard on a MS Server 2003 system?

I have a new motherboard for our server... PDC, DHCP, DNS, TS, FS are all served on this box... So... the less I have to do the better...
0
Comment
Question by:ambantin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:wiglack
ID: 20385792
You will just need to update the drivers.

There is chipset drivers for the motherboard.
If you have imbedded LAN you will need to update that.  If its a card Windows will plug and play.
If there is audio, you'll need to update that driver.

If you blue screen during the first boot you may need to go into safe mode.

Why are you upgrading the motherboard anyway?  When it comes to servers its best just to replace the whole thing.  That way there is no down time if you have hardware/software problems.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Cro0707
ID: 20386934
The best thing that you can do is to get new motherboard with same type of chipset. Example, if your bad motherbord has Intel chipset, then try to use new MB with Intel chipset also. This will couse less trouble and in most of the cases you will not have problems with blue screen.

Problem is when you install new MB that MB search for drivers, and if you install (example) VIA chipset based MB, she looks for drivers on HDD and OS can't find most of the drivers. Then you can have problems like BSOD, etc.

So first of all, if your system is still accessible, upgrade to latest version of chipset drivers and replace MBO.

Hope this help.
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
trippleO7 earned 500 total points
ID: 20403875
Please read this Microsoft KB article before you begin:

How to replace the motherboard on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824125
0

Featured Post

Enroll in June's Course of the Month

June's Course of the Month is now available! Every 10 seconds, a consumer gets hit with ransomware. Refresh your knowledge of ransomware best practices by enrolling in this month's complimentary course for Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Setting up a Microsoft WSUS update system is free relatively speaking if you have hard disk space and processor capacity.   However, WSUS can be a blessing and a curse. For example, there is nothing worse than approving updates and they just have…
Great sound, comfort and fit, excellent build quality, versatility, compatibility. These are just some of the many reasons for choosing a headset from Sennheiser.
There's a multitude of different network monitoring solutions out there, and you're probably wondering what makes NetCrunch so special. It's completely agentless, but does let you create an agent, if you desire. It offers powerful scalability …
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question