Installing on GPT disks instead of MBR

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Fred Branham, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Fred Branham

    Fred Branham Guest

    How can I install on a single RAID 5 Windows 2003 using GPT instead of MBR?
    I need to get around the 2tb limit for the array within windows due to the
    MBR setup. The boot drive is part of the 4 tb array - thus I can only format
    2tb or so. Will installing using 64 bit OS version fix this? I really don't
    want the OS outside the array.
    Fred Branham, Apr 22, 2009
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  2. Hello Fred,
    Windows Server 2003 doesn't support the boot\system drive being GPT.
    With Windows Server 2008, this is supported if the hardware(bios firmware)
    supports EFI.
    Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 both support booting from EFI
    hardware to GPT disks with x64.
    But the first thing to consider is the hardware has to support this.
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Apr 23, 2009
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