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conival

Server 2012 R2 Evaluation on Gen 8

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conival

Just checking to see if anyone has successfully carried out a bare metal install of Server 2012 evaluation onto a Gen8 G1610T.

 

I've tried "Intelligent" provisioning; install from DVD and USB stick. Tried different hard drives and ISOs nothing seems to work.

 

I've tried disabling the on-board NICs and swapping the RAM.

 

Current issue is that I can see the hard drive and it starts copying the files, but fails with a " windows cannot install required files 0x80070570"

 

Ironically, I can install ESXi onto a micro SD and set up subsequent servers on a datastore no problem. I can even set up servers on my Windows 10 machine running Hyper-V!

 

Very frustrating!

 

 

 

 

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jmwills

Sounds like a bad ISO image to me.

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conival

Sounds like a bad ISO image to me.

If you (or anyone) knows of somewhere other than MS to source the ISO, I'm willing to give it a go, but I'm not sure it is the ISO as I've managed to install it on my own PC and onto ESXi.

 

Don't you just love computing...

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conival

Just an update.

I eventually purchased a legitimate copy of the HP ROK 2012 R2 Foundation and it installed no problems at all through Intelligent Provisioning.

 

I had read somewhere that some servers are a bit fussy installing trial versions, so I guess mine was one of those.

 

Next step - getting the fans to quieten down, but's that's a story for another forum...

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