How to rebuiled Windows Server 2008r2
Posted on 2014-01-22
I have a production server running Windows server 2008r2. It is randomly rebooting and reports errors that cannot be fixed via "sfc /scannow". I also cannot install some software to determine if it is a hardware issue. I worked with the hardware manufacturer to install the software and they believe that I have an OS problem, I agree.
When it reboots it goes through a dump process and gives me the BSOD but eventually restarts (it takes about 20 minutes).
I want to "reinstall" Windows 2008r2 without having to reinstall any of the software or any security permissions on folders.
This system is NOT a domain controller. It is a file server, database server and terminal server.
I found an article on technet to use the Windows CD and reinstall.
Has anyone done this where they know this will work without risking having to load everything else?
Any advise would be appreciated.