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What do I need to install 2012 R2 on a Dell server

Posted on 2014-03-07
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Can I install 2012 directly on a Dell Poweredge 1950 or do I need the latest Smart Start?
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by:Cliff Galiher
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The 1950 is a very old server. If the server is even 64-bit, which is not at all gauranteed, I doubt you'll find drivers for the storage array or many of the other internal hardware pieces. The last time I looked they only had drivers up to 2008 for that model. So neither smartstart nor anything else will help.

Put another way, I doubt you can get there from here.
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by:J.R. Sitman
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Yep very old.  I'm just building it as a test Lab.  I'll try the 2012 DVD and see what happens.
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Mohammed Khawaja earned 1200 total points
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Ensure to get the latest firmwares installed and this server does support Win2K12 but are not certified.  See article provided in the link below:
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/os-applications/w/wiki/4149.dell-poweredge-server-support-for-windows-server-2012-and-its-features.aspx
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by:gmbaxter
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With a server of that age, I would just try the install disk for the OS and see how far you get. It might be fine, it may not work.

It is unlikely for start smart to help on this occasion unfortunately.
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by:J.R. Sitman
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The install went extremely quick.  It updated the windows files and drivers and in device manager there are no issues.  I'll keep this open for now and keep you posted.  

I'll add it to our 2008 R2 domain next week
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by:Seth Simmons
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by:J.R. Sitman
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I added the server to our domain and it went perfectly
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by:J.R. Sitman
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Thanks
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