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

    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
    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
  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
  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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