I recently bought a Intel SR1625UR server 2nd hands.
Now I try to install Windows 2008 R2 64bit on this server but this wont work.
I can start the installation but at the last step "completing installation" it just hangs.
You see 3 dots moving so it's not freezed but it won't go any further.
Last it for about 8hours but no succes.
Anyone has an idea for troubleshooting? Or is this a known issue?
Any help is welcome! thanks in advance!!
Sounds like it might be the NIC driver errata http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-031086.htm?wapkw=(high+cpu+NIC http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-031086.htm?wapkw=(high+cpu+NIC)
Connect the 2 NICs to each other should let the instlation complete so you can update the drivers and firmware.
Thank you so so much!
This one I shouldn't have figured out myself! Great and helpfull answer!
I tried doing the firmware updates using IDA but this wont work (not correct package?)
but I'm sure I downoaded the right package.because I tried to install that same package using EFI and that worked like a charm!
After the actions in the article mentioned everything worked just fine and I got a brand new clean 2008 R2 server running.
Again: thank you very much!