R2 not playing nice on clean install

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Thomas Bohnet, May 7, 2007.

  1. Ive got a dell SC1430, and its my first experience with windows servers so
    i've been doing as recommended and reinstalling, breaking, reinstalling, but
    I've got a problem that I don't believe is my fault.

    First of all, I am using dells openmanage software when reinstalling, which
    pre-installs all your drivers.

    I do a full install and everything works perfect. Then when I install the
    R2 disk, things go haywire. The WSUS doesn't work at all, when I try to go
    to it in server mangement it gives me an error that it couldn't find the
    domain.

    However, when I go directly to its webpage/port via internet explorer, its
    working fine. Tested for operation - works fine.

    Also, curiously, the Disk Management snap-in stops working. when i go to
    it, I get an error pop up that says just "unspecified error", and the status
    bar states "unable to connect to logical disk manager".

    So ive been playing around and I un-installed R2. It took two tries but I
    was able to get WSUS 3 installed and it works perfectly.

    Ive searched thoroughly and can't find anyone with similar issues. Any
    suggestions?
     
    Thomas Bohnet, May 7, 2007
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  2. Thomas Bohnet

    Colin Guest

    Hi Thomas,

    I have installed Dell servers with and sometimes without the Server
    Assistant software and experienced no major issues either way. Are you using
    Standard or Premium ? If Premium, then when you installed R2, did you install
    ISA SP2 (and the hotfixes that are needed after this update)? I am currently
    rebuilding a Dell 440 (for a client with 1 user!) and picked up your thread
    just as I was about to finish an install. I also got the 'Page cannot be
    displayed' when clicking on the WSUS manager in Server Manager. Rebooting
    cured this error. Did you try this before uninstalling R2 ?
    As for the Disk Management snap in, are you using RAID and is the driver
    correctly installed ?

    Regards Colin.
     
    Colin, May 7, 2007
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  3. Thomas Bohnet

    Steve Guest

    The latest ISA 2004 SP is SP3 so install that instead of SP2.
     
    Steve, May 7, 2007
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  4. Thomas Bohnet

    Colin Guest

    Hi Steve,

    The only reason I recommended SP2 is because a few people in this NG have
    experienced issues with SP3 :)

    Regards Colin.
     
    Colin, May 7, 2007
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  5. I think im going to give it another go. Im pretty sure I rebooted, but I may
    have done some tinkering beforehand, so maybe I broke it before it ever
    started working.

    The disk management perplexes me. When I got the computer, stock, disk
    management did not work. Command line it was. I assume I did something
    while doing my initial tinkering with other system settings, but I haven't a
    clue what.

    The drive system is a dell Perc5/I with four 10k sas drives in a raid 5.

    And I'm on standard, not Prem.

    I noticed something else. I can't install the broadcom tray utility. The
    wizard fails after I hit the last "next" button that will result in copying
    and actual installation.

    When I do my next reinstall I'm going to reboot frequently. Should I
    install R2 before I patch up?
     
    Thomas Bohnet, May 7, 2007
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