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  • Question

  • If I change my server's motherboard with another one from the same brand, with the same chipset (intel p45), will I have to reinstall whs?
    No other hardware changes will be made. Same boot disk, etc.
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:29 AM

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  • Usually this should work (besides the fact, that sometimes chips like SATA controller or Network controller may be also different or different set).
    If the system still boots, you can install the missing/updated drivers and go on, if it doesn't, it can help to change the mode of the SATA controller to IDE or to the same mode it was on the old board.
    Also the system disk must be connected as boot drive on the first port (and it is recommended to keep the sequence of the other disks as well).

    Product activation may also kick in after such an hardware change.

    If booting fails, you can perform a server reinstallation. In this case ensure, that all disks are listed on the setup screen and that you can provide SATA drivers also on a floppy drive, if necessary.

    If the network card is onboard, you will also get a different IP address for your home server. To reconnect the clients, you can run discovery.exe from C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server on each client.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 12:33 PM
  • The one that is going to be replaced is this one: http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=BxdaHYTJECBvPJ3k
    with this one:http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=QPhR6dGjcvkYnazE
    Same technology, vendor, chipset, etc. more pci-e slots for future expansion.
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 12:49 PM