Reinstall SBS 2003 for new motherboard?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by MWACSNY, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. MWACSNY

    MWACSNY Guest

    The ASUS P4C800e Deluxe motherboard in my client's server went bad and the
    closest convenient motherboard available for repair is an ASUS P4P800e Deluxe
    which is virtually identical but it has the Intel 865PE chipset rather than
    the Intel 875P. Is it likely that I will need to reinstall SBS 2003 which
    would have to be from the original CDs or will the OS be able to detect the
    new motherboard and reconfigure itself accordingly. There has been a Service
    Pack update since the original install and only the original SBS CDs are
    available and I recall some kind of bug in that original release - I think
    having to do with the creation of a personal website, but in any case the
    client does not use the feature.
    MWACSNY, Aug 29, 2005
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  2. MWACSNY

    WalterT. Guest

    You should be able to solve this problem by running sysprep on the computer
    if you can get it to boot. If not you may be lucky just putting the board in
    and booting up letting Windows detect and install the new drivers. I have had
    great sucess with the second running Xp. I would think that it should be as
    easy with SBS 2003. If that fails you can always upgrade the OS to itself by
    booting off of the CD's. I have done this and had success, had minor problems
    before all updates were applied though.

    "MWACSNY" wrote:

    > The ASUS P4C800e Deluxe motherboard in my client's server went bad and the
    > closest convenient motherboard available for repair is an ASUS P4P800e Deluxe
    > which is virtually identical but it has the Intel 865PE chipset rather than
    > the Intel 875P. Is it likely that I will need to reinstall SBS 2003 which
    > would have to be from the original CDs or will the OS be able to detect the
    > new motherboard and reconfigure itself accordingly. There has been a Service
    > Pack update since the original install and only the original SBS CDs are
    > available and I recall some kind of bug in that original release - I think
    > having to do with the creation of a personal website, but in any case the
    > client does not use the feature.
    WalterT., Aug 29, 2005
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  3. You may find that the OS picks the new hardware up without any problems.
    Here's a relevant article you might want to read before starting the project
    http://www.smallbizserver.net/Default.aspx?tabid=141.


    "MWACSNY" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > The ASUS P4C800e Deluxe motherboard in my client's server went bad and the
    > closest convenient motherboard available for repair is an ASUS P4P800e
    > Deluxe
    > which is virtually identical but it has the Intel 865PE chipset rather
    > than
    > the Intel 875P. Is it likely that I will need to reinstall SBS 2003 which
    > would have to be from the original CDs or will the OS be able to detect
    > the
    > new motherboard and reconfigure itself accordingly. There has been a
    > Service
    > Pack update since the original install and only the original SBS CDs are
    > available and I recall some kind of bug in that original release - I think
    > having to do with the creation of a personal website, but in any case the
    > client does not use the feature.
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Aug 29, 2005
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  4. it wouldn't surprise me if you dropped in the new mobo and it works
    (starting the current system).

    On the first start use DSRM (Directory Services Restore Mode). The OS will
    _probably_ boot and detect the changed hardware. The main reason for
    starting in DSRM is that AD does not get loaded. The main reason you don't
    want AD loaded is that the NIC(s) will need to be properly configured, even
    local calls to AD rely on networking services.

    Once you've checked the NIC config, loaded any drivers which are required,
    restart the box into DSRM again, let it sit there for 10 minutes, I've seen
    it take this long to detect hardware changes. When you're _sure_ it's
    settled and not detecting any hardware changes restart into DSRM one more
    time. Then restart normally.

    "MWACSNY" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > The ASUS P4C800e Deluxe motherboard in my client's server went bad and the
    > closest convenient motherboard available for repair is an ASUS P4P800e
    > Deluxe
    > which is virtually identical but it has the Intel 865PE chipset rather
    > than
    > the Intel 875P. Is it likely that I will need to reinstall SBS 2003 which
    > would have to be from the original CDs or will the OS be able to detect
    > the
    > new motherboard and reconfigure itself accordingly. There has been a
    > Service
    > Pack update since the original install and only the original SBS CDs are
    > available and I recall some kind of bug in that original release - I think
    > having to do with the creation of a personal website, but in any case the
    > client does not use the feature.
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Aug 29, 2005
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