Windows Home Server 2011 install on 80GB HDD (2d disk 1TB for user documents) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've builded a small server and I want  to install WHS2011 on it. But it needs a 160GB hard drive, is there a possibility to install it on a 80GB drive? I thought it would run smoother if the OS runs on a small disk. At the moment I'm just testing an ISO file virtual on my laptop. Tried to change these requirements on a file called 'SERVERHOMEPREMIUM.def' but it won't work. It even said my memory wasn't big enough.

    Does anyone now how to change the requirements (or how to contact MS)?



    ASRock E350M1

    DDR3 2GB

    80GB -> OS

    1TB -> User files

    Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:09 PM

All replies

  • The installation requirement is for a 160GB disk. Either get one of those or install on your 1TB disk and use the remaining space for storage.
    Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:33 PM
  • Now the setup says that it hasn't got enough memory and that it should be 2048MB, there is 2GB installed. So there is something wrong with the setup.
    Thursday, May 19, 2011 5:09 PM
  • Have you allocated some of your RAM to video memory to Video thus leaving less than the 2GB required for installation? How did you fix your HDD problem?
    Friday, May 20, 2011 2:01 AM