SP1 and Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Kevin, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Guest

    I have a Dell PowerEdge 1800 server, and I am planning to do the SBS2003 SP1
    Upgrade in the next week.

    I would appreciate any feedback from other users with this particular
    server, as I have seen some posts on various lists indicating that there are
    some issues with this upgrade and some additional tools may be needed

    Thanks in advance
    Kevin, Aug 30, 2005
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  2. Kevin

    Jeff Teel Guest

    Read the information here and you should be very well prepared on doing the
    upgrade. http://www.smallbizserver.net/Default.aspx?tabid=236 There are
    vendor specific tips on the very first page about half way down that will
    help with your specific Dell server and the other hardware and software that
    you have.....such as if you have OpenManage software installed. There is a
    lot of reading but it is well worth it. I am very glad I took the time to
    read and follow the tips and had no issues with my Dell upgrade.

    Jeff Teel, Aug 30, 2005
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  3. Kevin

    Theo Guest

    Done two just recently with no problems and no special Dell specific tools -
    or any others. I think the problems referred to on the site Jeff refers to
    only apply to Server 2003 pre installed by Dell not SBS 2003 but maybe I was
    just lucky!
    Theo, Aug 30, 2005
  4. Kevin

    Jeff Teel Guest

    Some of the issues had to do with certain hardware that was installed on the
    server such as RAID controllers which could apply to any Dell server.
    Another was the OpenMange software which again could apply to any server. I
    looked at the Dell site before writing this response and the PowerEdge 1800
    if equipped with any of the listed RAID controllers requires the RegPrep
    tool to be run before installing SP1. IF you have a CERC 2s, CERC 6-ch or a
    PERC4e/DC then you need to run the RegPrep tool according to Dell.
    NOTE:When I visited this link

    It said that the KB document does not exist or was unavailable. I clicked
    the "Large Text" link and was able to view the document. Don't know if they
    were having problems or what.

    Jeff Teel, Aug 30, 2005
  5. Kevin

    theo Guest

    The two 1800's I worked on have PERC 4/SC so that probably explains it
    theo, Aug 30, 2005
  6. Kevin

    Allan Silva Guest

    There's an Hardware update CD ISO in dell's website which automaticly
    updates all your hardware firmware then Dell has a regfix patch that ensures
    the sp1 installation correctly. if hardware is not up to date you will get a
    blue screen of 0xC0000001
    Allan Silva, Sep 9, 2005
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