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Windows Home Server 2011 Install on HP Mediasmart 485

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joem

Does anyone know how to do this?  I have read several instructions on this and they are all different.

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jmwills

Joe_Miner has a process on a machine with a video output, go to the point where the first reboot was required, swapped the drive the HP and then let it continue.

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joem

Install Windows server 2011 on a HP smart server 485.

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joem

Joe I did that, but when I remote desktop to it it need a user name and password.

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joem

Blank password does not work.  Clean install also

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joem

Yeah.  I'm doing that now.  I'm copying the WHS 2011 DVD to a bootable usb and then will copy the answer file to to it also.  Then insert into the hp smartserver and click the start button.  Should boot to the USB first is my understanding.



The only change I made to the answer file was to change vailserver to server.  This was his model answer file

 

 
[WinPE]
InstallSKU=SERVERHOMEPREMIUM
ConfigDisk=1
CheckReqs=0
WindowsPartitionSize=61440

[initialConfiguration]
AcceptEula=true
ServerName=VAILSERVER
PlainTextPassword=Passw0rd
PasswordHint=some password hint
Settings=All

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jmwills

All depends on what the boot order in the BIOS is.

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joem

No go on installing from flash drive.  Any suggesions?  Or should I just junk the smartsrver?

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jmwills

It by passed the thumb drive?  YOu will need to get into the BIOS -somehow- in order to change the boot order.  On an HP, I believe F9 changes the boot order with a USB drive being the second choice.

 

Arrow down and hit enter.  This is all from memory.

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