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How do Ioad windows Server 2003 Standard onto IBM X3200 (7328) Server?

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I recenlty purchased IBM X3200 (7326) Server onto which I need to load Windows Server 2003 Standard.  Guess What! No Bootable Media.  Contacted the suppliers who contacted IBM.  I recevied a link to a download site.  Hoever this media supports the installation of Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 AIK so I am assuming that the medai does not support Windows Server 2003.  Need help urgently.  Many Thanks
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freshfordian
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freshfordianAuthor Commented:
Sorry! IBM Model is X3200 -7328!
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kaskhedikar_tusharCommented:
Hello,

Any media found with IBM server?

Please contact to IBM for this media.

Installation steps:

1. Insert IBM media & boot from CD/DVD. Then it will ask for windows server 2003 media.After that you will insert & install windows server 2003 standard edition.

Regards,
Tushar Kaskhedikar
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Elwin3Commented:


Try http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/systemx/selectFixes#ServeRaid for software. It supports 2003. Download the ServerRAID installation and setup CD.

You will struggle to install without a bootable CD on the IBMs.
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wolfcamelCommented:
things I have done before in this scenario..
boot from win2003 cd and use a usb floppy for the drivers

install onto a basic PCand then use storagecraft shadow protect to image it off and then onto the IBM server
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freshfordianAuthor Commented:
Hi
There is no Boot Disk with the server.  Also the link provided by Elwin3 says "No Results Found".  Thanks everyone
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Elwin3Commented:
Just clicked on the link and it seems ok.

ok put this exact phrase into google "IBM eServer xSeries ServerGuide Setup and Installation Version 8.30"

download the ISO software, burn the CD  and boot from that.
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freshfordianAuthor Commented:
Hi Elwin
Would 8.31 be ok?
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Elwin3Commented:
Should be ok - but if it doesn't have option for Windows 2003 then try 8.30.

8.30 is the version it said for the IBM x3200 M3 7328.
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freshfordianAuthor Commented:
I googled on the "...8.30" I keep getting the 8.31 version,  Tried it on different PC.. same result. Will see what happens with 8.31 .. downloading at present 75% complete
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freshfordianAuthor Commented:
Life-saver!! Thank you Elwin3. You succeeded where numerous phone calls to IBM and the suppliers failed!   Experts-exchange is THE best site in the universe!
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freshfordianAuthor Commented:
Version 8.31 worked
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