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Dell CERC SATA 1.5 Degraded Array

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I have an older Dell Poweredge 1800 with SBS 2003 that I'm using to run backups.  
The server had a constant tone alarm.  I rebooted to see what came up, and sure enough is says that Array 0 is degraded.
It is in RAID 5.  I have never done this before, but it sounds straight forward.  I opened the configuration utility, selected manage array to see which disk has failed, and then I got this message.

Configuration Change has been detected in the system. If you reject the configuration change, you will not be able to modify current configuration. I you accept, it will be updated to the current configuration.  

Accept or Reject?
What changed?  Will accept delete the current Array settings?
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Is OMSA a free download from Microsoft?
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No, it is a free download from Dell for PowerEdge servers:

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=G2WT6&fileId=2883471492&osCode=WNET&productCode=poweredge-1800&languageCode=EN&categoryId=SM

Download and run to extract, then run C:\Openmanage\windows\setup. Choose Custom and make sure Storage Management is installed. Add yourservernameoripaddress:1311 to IE's Intranet zone.

You will also want to make sure all system firmware is up to date after the array is healthy (BIOS, ESM, PERC, HDD, NIC, etc.).
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Thanks.

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