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Installing Windows* 2008 R2 and 2012 Using More Than 2TB HD in Intel® RSTe

How to install Microsoft Windows 2008 R2* and Windows 2012*, using more than 2TB hard drive in Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe).

  1. Create RAID array using Intel RSTe.

  2. Save and reboot to EFI shell.

  3. Insert the Windows installation DVD and type map -r. The CD-Rom device should be mounted on either fs0 or fs1.

  4. Type fsx: where x here is either 0 or 1, which is the CDRom.

  5. Type cd \efi\boot.

  6. Type bootx64.efi to boot the installation DVD. You may need to press a key immediately when you see the prompt to boot from DVD.

  7. Follow the normal steps to install Windows. Remember to load latest Intel RSTe driver during the installation, even though Windows might detect the HDD using embedded driver.

Operating System:

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard*, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise*, Windows Server 2008 R2 for Datacenter*, Windows Web Server 2008 R2*, Windows Server 2008 R2*, Windows Server 2012*, Windows Server 2012 R2*

This applies to:

Intel® Server Board S1200RP
Intel® Server Board S1400FP Family
Intel® Server Board S1400SP Family
Intel® Server Board S1600JP Family
Intel® Server Board S2400BB
Intel® Server Board S2400EP Family
Intel® Server Board S2400GP Family
Intel® Server Board S2400LP Family
Intel® Server Board S2400SC Family
Intel® Server Board S2600CO Family
Intel® Server Board S2600CP Family
Intel® Server Board S2600GL
Intel® Server Board S2600GZ
Intel® Server Board S2600IP Family
Intel® Server Board S2600JF
Intel® Server Board S2600WP
Intel® Server Board S2600WT Family
Intel® Server Board S4600LH Family
Intel® Server Board S4600LT Family
Intel® Server System H2000JF Family
Intel® Server System H2000LP Family
Intel® Server System H2000WP Family
Intel® Server System P4000CP Family
Intel® Server System P4000IP Family
Intel® Server System P4000RP Family
Intel® Server System P4000SC Family
Intel® Server System R1000BB Family
Intel® Server System R1000EP Family
Intel® Server System R1000GL Family
Intel® Server System R1000GZ Family
Intel® Server System R1000JP Family
Intel® Server System R1000RP Family
Intel® Server System R1000SP Family
Intel® Server System R1000WT Family
Intel® Server System R2000BB Family
Intel® Server System R2000GL Family
Intel® Server System R2000GZ Family
Intel® Server System R2000IP Family
Intel® Server System R2000LH2 Family
Intel® Server System R2000LT2 Family
Intel® Server System R2000SC Family
Intel® Server System R2000WT Family

Solution ID: CS-034804
Last Modified: 03-Dec-2014
Date Created: 12-May-2014
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