How to add Intel Raid drivers to Windows 2003 Server SBS without a re-install ?
Posted on 2011-10-14
I have a server with Windows 2003 SBS.
When it was installed (not by me) there was no RAID set up and it was just installed as a single drive server.
So.. I bought 2 new larger HDDS. I want to now put in the 2 new disks and set them up as a mirror, then clone the original boot disk onto the new mirror array.
All this, I can easily manage.
But of course the OS will not boot and will BSOD because it does not have the Intel RAID drivers. So ideally I want to add these drivers to the original boot disk before cloning it.
I can't seem to do this by normal methods (Add new Hardware or right clicking on the .inf files and choosing 'Install'). Nor can I install the Intel Matrix Storage manager because it says I dont meed the minimum requirements.
So.. how can I add the drivers to my Win2003SBS so that it will boot once cloned ?
Re-installation of the OS isn't an option because it's just too much hassle as this is a business server and it would need Exchange setting up again etc.
Surely such a seemingly simple thing is possible somehow.