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how to install windows server 2012 r2 in dell poweredge T410 box?

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can i use DELL installation and server management version 5.2 to do a fresh install?
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No.  ISM is obsolete and will not work on a T410, nor will it work to install Server 2012.  For a T410, you need at least SMTD/SBUU 6.0.  For Server 2012 R2, you need at least SMTD/SBUU 7.4 (the latest):

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=PYKGK&fileId=3365348005&osCode=W12R2&productCode=poweredge-t410&languageCode=EN&categoryId=SZ
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Hi,

When I tried to use OM_SMTD_740_A00 to install windows server 2012 64bit on T410 is not listed on the operating systems. any ideas? sorry for the late reply.
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I don't have a good reason why it wouldn't work.  SMTD 7.4 is the only version that supports 2012 R2.  However, you also don't need SMTD to install 2012 R2.  Just boot to the DVD ... it has many of the drivers built-in, including the RAID controllers (except the S100 and S300, which are not compatible).
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by:JessIT2013
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Hi,

I tried to boot to the winserver 2012 dvd directly but it asked for media drivers?

Jessie
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Boot to the BIOS Setup (F2) and set SATA to AHCI or ATA. If you have the embedded RAID enabled S100), that could be why - the DVD drive is connected to it. Also, the S100/S300 are not compatible with 2012 R2, so there are no drivers and you would need to disable RAID anyway.

If SATA is already in ATA/AHCI, then your media is probably bad.
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Hi,

if the server 2012 r2 is successfully installed on T410 box with above instructions then I need to re-enable the RAID?

Jessie
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Which RAID controller are the drives connected to?
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after i switch to ata mode, the server cannot find the cd drive, it disappeared from the boot menu. Anyway, what is this unified server configurator? can i use this instead?
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