Install Server 2008 R2 on Dell PowerEdge R300
Posted on 2010-08-17
Trying to Install Server 2008 R2 (Microsoft provided not from Dell) on Dell PowerEdge R300 server. Enclosed with the server came a Dell Managment Console DVD, but it doens't boot from it. I remember with previous Server OS installs this DVD is bootable and installs and preps the system for the OS install, but this doesn't seem to be the case. Also went to the dell website and downloaded Dell Windows OS install support pack and it doesn't boot from that. I can boot from the Server DVD directly, but afraid to without prepping the system and having all the tools pre-installed.
Is there a problem installing the Server 2008R2 OS first?