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Issues with WHS and trying to reload it RRS feed

  • Question

  • So my WHS is acting crazy and alot of issues, so I just want to wipe it and do a fresh clean install.

     

    I grabbed the 200 meg file and ran it and it extracted a 400 meg file which i burned to cd...

    it has the folders

     

    boot

    doc

    program files

    sources

    users

    windows

     

    The readme sucks and I am unsure if i actually reboot my pc i am on and run it from the disc that I just burned or what ?

     

    Thanks all

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 2:19 AM

Answers

  • Not sure what you mean with "grabbed the 200 meg file and ran it and it extracted a 400 meg file which i burned to cd".

    If you downloaded whs installation dvd iso from technet, msdn or connect you should burn the image to dvd, then boot your server from the dvd and choose server reinstall (should preserve files in shares and client backups if you install to the correct drive) or do a clean install. If you still have original installation DVD you should boot from that one, then reinstall.

    If you have OEM machine (e.g. HP mediasmart server) you normally get server recovery cd which should be run from client.

    Hope this helps.


    Henk Panneman - http://www.homeserverweb.nl
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 2:47 PM
    Moderator
  • Brubber,

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=26881305-91cc-4f37-b1fc-3813c423df2c&displaylang=en

    is what i grabbed.. its 226 megs, but its a .msi it then creates an .iso image which is 400 megs or so....

    I am just trying to figure out if I need to actually restart my PC for it to run or what ? thats what I am confused about I am guessing... the directions arent that good !

    Thanks


    I did get the recovery cd you are correct I have that as well...


    That image is for BMR (Bare Metal Restore).  It's used for restoring a client.  If you need to reinstall the server OS, you need to find the OEM DVD you either A) received with the hardware from the manufacturer or B) received when you purchased your own OEM license.
    Thursday, May 5, 2011 1:35 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Not sure what you mean with "grabbed the 200 meg file and ran it and it extracted a 400 meg file which i burned to cd".

    If you downloaded whs installation dvd iso from technet, msdn or connect you should burn the image to dvd, then boot your server from the dvd and choose server reinstall (should preserve files in shares and client backups if you install to the correct drive) or do a clean install. If you still have original installation DVD you should boot from that one, then reinstall.

    If you have OEM machine (e.g. HP mediasmart server) you normally get server recovery cd which should be run from client.

    Hope this helps.


    Henk Panneman - http://www.homeserverweb.nl
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 2:47 PM
    Moderator
  • brubber,

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=26881305-91cc-4f37-b1fc-3813c423df2c&displaylang=en

     

    is what i grabbed.. its 226 megs, but its a .msi it then creates an .iso image which is 400 megs or so....

     

    I am just trying to figure out if I need to actually restart my PC for it to run or what ? thats what I am confused about I am guessing... the directions arent that good !

     

    Thanks


    I did get the recovery cd you are correct I have that as well...

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 8:07 PM
  • Brubber,

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=26881305-91cc-4f37-b1fc-3813c423df2c&displaylang=en

    is what i grabbed.. its 226 megs, but its a .msi it then creates an .iso image which is 400 megs or so....

    I am just trying to figure out if I need to actually restart my PC for it to run or what ? thats what I am confused about I am guessing... the directions arent that good !

    Thanks


    I did get the recovery cd you are correct I have that as well...


    That image is for BMR (Bare Metal Restore).  It's used for restoring a client.  If you need to reinstall the server OS, you need to find the OEM DVD you either A) received with the hardware from the manufacturer or B) received when you purchased your own OEM license.
    Thursday, May 5, 2011 1:35 AM
    Moderator
  • ack now I have to find the image I got from HP...


    Can I call them and provide the serial # and get one sent or able to download it ??

    Thursday, May 5, 2011 8:38 PM
  • ack now I have to find the image I got from HP...


    Can I call them and provide the serial # and get one sent or able to download it ??


    No, you need to run the server recovery cd from a client computer. This will allow you to either do a factory reset (all data will be lost) or server reinstall which should normally preserve all data. In both cases any post install modifications (create users, connect clients, install add-ins) will be lost.
    Henk Panneman - http://www.homeserverweb.nl
    Friday, May 6, 2011 3:09 PM
    Moderator