Solved

Clean install of Server 2003 Ent. from hard drive

Posted on 2008-06-18
3
248 Views
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I'm trying to do a clean install of Server 2003 (Enterprise) on our 4 years old Proliant server. The idea is to make it an application server, and replace the SBS 2003 installed on the C-partition (need to do this because we got another SBS server on the LAN). The CD/DVD player doesn't work (tried several CD/DVD players) - my guess is it's the controller on the mainboard. So, what I want to do is to install from a local folder/partition. I copied the (MSDN) setup-files to a folder D:\2003setup on the server and ran winnt32.exe from the i386 folder. (Also tried with the /makelocalsource switch.) What happens is that when I (after reboot)  try to delete C: partition (before installing to it), I get a message that some of the setup-files are on the target partition, and setup cannot continue. The setup creates a "$....$" folder both on C: and D:.. (I could install on top of the "old" SBS, but I would rather not..)
So my question is simply: Is it possible to force the setup to run all setupfiles from the second (D:) partition, and do a clean install on the server (with SBS2003 already installed)?
0
Comment
Question by:Roar Gaulen
[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
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
Michael Worsham earned 250 total points
ID: 21813913
Does the Proliant server have an available USB port available and can the BIOS also boot from a USB device? You might be able to use an external USB CD/DVD drive to boot from instead.
0
 
LVL 29

Assisted Solution

by:Michael Worsham
Michael Worsham earned 250 total points
ID: 21814149
Standard and legacy USB support for ProLiant servers
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/usb-support.html

0
 

Author Comment

by:Roar Gaulen
ID: 21821106
Great - thanx a lot:)
0

Featured Post

Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

Question has a verified solution.

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

I guess it is not common knowledge to most Wintel engineers/administrators: If you have an SNMP-based monitoring system in your environment (and it's common to have SNMP or Syslog) it's reasonably easy to enable monitoring of the Windows Event logs,…
This may not be a text book method to resolve VSS backup issues but it seemed to have worked on few of the Windows 2003 servers we had issues while performing a Volume Shadow Copy backup. If you have issues while performing a shadow copy backup usin…
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…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …

615 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