I have an HP MediaSmart Server 485. The HDD with the operating system has died and is now running as a large external HDD. I want to install Server 2012 on a brand new drive. As it's headless, I can't just do a fresh install on the server as is. How
do I install the 2012 OS on the new drive in an enclosure via my laptop (either windows 7 or 8) and transfer the drive to the server box once it's installed?
Thanks so much for your help. Lots of Googling has left me with vague answers and I really don't want to screw this up.
Unless your laptop has the same HAL as your server, you bound to run into problems. There is a way to install Windows headless via EMS, which is also used as a means to communicate with a unresponsive Windows Server locally, but I personally have never
taken this route and the interface is limited to a console-like experience.
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