Windows Server Standard FE

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by dannycmi, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. dannycmi

    dannycmi MDL Novice

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    Hello everyone!

    So I got this Proliant machine that came with HP branded Windows Small Business Server 2008 R2 DVDs.
    If I check the server details on Control Panel, it reports Windows Server Standard FE.

    As I need to do a test install on another machine, I used the DVDs but couldn't get to install as it only works with HP machines.

    I already thought on using the normal Server 2008 R2 but that doesn't have Exchange as this one.

    Can someone point me where to get this Windows version that can work on other non-HP machine? no need to worry about activation because I only need some days to test before doing the same on the Proliant machine.

    Thanks
     
  2. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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  3. dannycmi

    dannycmi MDL Novice

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    no SBS2008R2 in there...
     
  4. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    @dannycmi
    This was taken from MS -> SBS 2008 forum regarding your same question and as you can see, they are not sure either...
     
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  5. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    You probably must make a small change to the install (which checks for HP hardware)
    I can not tell you exactly what change unless you can upload the iso somewhere (each manufacture does something different)

    sebus
     
  6. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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