Hello, trying to fresh install (not migration install) SBS2008 premium on this server rig we custom built.
If your very familiar with SBS2008 Install proceedures, the problem section starts below in CAPS saying " EXPANDING AND INSTALLING FILES "
Server has 2 seperate RAID arrays on 2 seperate RAID controllers. Onboard Intel Matrix controller handing a RAID1 array of 2 Drives, this is also the raid array im installing my OS to. The other array is the peripheral Highpoint Rocketraid 640 controller handling a 3 Drive RAID5 /w Hotspare. Upon installation booting from CD Setup starts fine, am able to load my storage drivers for both controllers just fine and arrays show up, althought the Highpoint raid5 on the OS install screen doesn't show any available space, partition does seem to work fine tho as OS with installation errors present was working good enough to figure that part out. Back to the DVD OS Install, Install gets through Copying files and the check list for loadiing files from DVD, I am able to fill information, name, admin, domain etc. The prompt for Test your network adapter screen i tried a couple different things hoping for a different outcome for the Install hang experienced shortly after these steps. Installed driver through device manager for NIC only, disabled 2nd NIC present onboard, installed no others drivers at this point. proceeded to select Install with recommended setup updates, have also tried no updates for install. Starts from what iv seen through examples on install the last batch of processing. MOST IMPORTANTLY - The progress screen for "EXPANDING AND INSTALLING FILES" seems to start ok, PC restarts twice and then around 25% er so on the progress bar, at this position the PC will hang and although "Still Running" in task manager, install never completes. Supposed to take 30 minutes, i left it overnight, no changes.
Any Help would be great!