Microsoft Windows 2003 Operating System installation is not officially supported on Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation (12G) Servers.
Dell highly reccomends that you migrate your IT infratructure. Please see:
Intel Sandy bridge processor which is used in 12G servers does not support Windows 2003 installation. Trying to install Windows 2003 will result in Bluescreen of Death as shown in Fig.1
Windows 2003 intallation is supported in Virtualized environment. This method is only for the Physical PowerEdge server installation.
By using Custom PERC drivers and changing BIOS settings as shown below will result in successful installation of Windows 2003 on 12G servers. There is NO Dell official support for this process and should be used at your own risk. Please contact your Sales/Account Team for the Custom PERC drivers.
For Dell Sales/Accounts Teams only: Please Open a Support Request in salesforce.com to engage CSE team. The process for entering the request is mentioned here:
Please read the alert at the start of the SR and enter Platform and OS which are required field, in the non-edit mode.
Once you do that, the status will change to “Unassigned” and we will take it from there.
Installation of Windows 2003 on 12G servers involves two important steps.
1 Any PERC firmware updates might result in unknown errors.
Dell Custom Solutions Engineering Team has tested the installation on Microsoft Windows 2003 on PowerEdge R620, R720 and T620 Servers. Please note that this is not an officially supported configuration from Dell and it is not on Microsoft hardware certification list (HCL) and as such is not officially supported by Microsoft either. This is a reported to work only. For any other information please contact your account team for assistance (additonal costs for driver evaluation and testing could appear).
THESE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL DELL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
I would like to obtain this driver but my account manager tells me I need to obtain it through support and support tells me they don't support this and I need to obtain it through my account manager. Who can I contact about this?
I can't seem to get this "custom" driver from Dell either. My server has a Perc S110 controller. Will the MegaRaid controller posted by IT_Crowd work? Is there another driver I can use to load Windows Server 2003 x64?
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