Re-installing WHS2011 questions. RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I am about to reinstall whs2011 and wonder if anyone can answer a few questions before I start.

    My server folders containing all my data and files are on a raid 5 system controlled by a raid card, only the server and client backup folders are on external drives. When I reinstall whs, will it format my raid drives or will they stay in tact? I would prefer not to have to put all my files and data back on as I have a lot.

    Also, I cannot remove my server name as the system at present will not load, will I have to choose another name or will it keep the old name?

    Many thanks,


    Sunday, November 17, 2013 10:11 AM


  • Hi,

    As far as I know, if you follow the steps to reinstall WHS 2011, it will not harm the RAID drive.

    Best Regards,

    Andy Qi

    Andy Qi
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Andy Qi Thursday, December 5, 2013 10:00 AM
    • Edited by Andy Qi Thursday, December 5, 2013 10:00 AM
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:42 PM