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Anyone successfully install Server 2012 R2 Essentials on a Microserver N36L,N40L,N54L ?


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Boot in Safe Mode. F8. That disables the nic. But you still see it in Device Manager so you can update the driver. Then reboot. At least it will boot to the OS.

 

Small consolation if it still doesn't work :(

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I move the Gen8 MicroServer Discussion to a different thread so that it wouldn't be mixed in with a discussion in this thread about the N36L, N40L, & N54L

 

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/6540-gen8-ms-anyone-sucessfully-installing-server-2012-r2-essentials-on-a-gen8-microserver/

 

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/6540-gen8-ms-anyone-sucessfully-installing-server-2012-r2-essentials-on-a-gen8-microserver/?p=72197

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

I got it to work with my N40L....

 

HP posted a new BIOS for the HP Microserver.  I downloaded it, created a bootable USB with it and installed it on my N40L and voila my Windows Server 2012 R2 works with the Broadcom integrated Ethernet.

 

Version: 2013.10.01 (A) (15 Nov 2013)

File name: SP64420.exe (2.6 MB)

 

You can get the BIOS here. 

 

http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdDetails/?sp4ts.oid=4248009&spf_p.tpst=swdMain&spf_p.prp_swdMain=wsrp-navigationalState%3DswItem%253DMTX_57720d956df94dfcbaa0e28256&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken

 

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It is missing the enhanced features of the modded BIOS.  But at least it works.

We will have to get Christian Johnson's BIOS-MODS to unlock it. I'll send an email. Sent.

 

Did the firmware update, working with Windows 8 on the Microserver. Also includes Enhances SATA at 3.0 Ghz, nice.

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If your like me and bought a 2nd network adapter, what now ? Consider NIC TEAMING it's easy to configure in Server 2012 R2 Essentials.

 

Right click My Computer, Manage. In Server Manager choose Local Server on the left. Look for Nic Teaming on the right. enable and setup.

 

 Why should you do it ?

http://blog.pluralsight.com/nic-teaming-windows-server-2012

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We will have to get Christian Johnson's BIOS-MODS to unlock it. I'll send an email. Sent.

 

Did the firmware update, working with Windows 8 on the Microserver. Also includes Enhances SATA at 3.0 Ghz, nice.

Diehard, do you mean Windows 8.1?

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Diehard, do you mean Windows 8.1?

Yes

 

My driver version for my Server 2012 R2 Essentials box is 15.6.1.3

Dated 2013-03-22

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We will have to get Christian Johnson's BIOS-MODS to unlock it. I'll send an email. Sent.

 

Did the firmware update, working with Windows 8 on the Microserver. Also includes Enhances SATA at 3.0 Ghz, nice.

 

So is it possible to enable AHCI on the ODD port in the new official BIOS? I run an SSD as system disk on that port... =) Any replies from BIOS-MODS?

 

/Stefan

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