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Server X7DBE support Windows 2008 r2

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October 9, 2009 5:53:48 AM

Hi I am about to build a server for a friend and cant find if the SuperMicro x7DBE with work with Windows Server 2008 x64 or R2.

Can anyone help

Server needed for File storage, multimedia data for a small business.
Setting it up with Domain, DHCP, RAID ect.

Getting it off AusPcMarket.com.au

Couple of other interesting fact of the system build:

4 gig RAM

2 x Intel Xeon 5405 2.00GHz 12Mb Cache FSB1333 Quad-Core Processor, socket 771 w/Intel heatsink/fan cooler

6 x 2000Gb (2TB) Western Digital Caviar Green SATA-II hard disk, 7200RPM, 32mb cache, WD20EADS Raid 5 on board raid. Possibley raid controller with battery.

APC BACK-UPS RS 1500VA 865W UPS with USB interface, 2x surge-protection outlets, 6x battery-backup outlets, IEC sockets

Thanks for any help!
October 11, 2009 11:48:05 PM

Yeah I've seen that but you can still get the drivers which confuses me. The driver is for windows 2008, only windows is server 2008. The auspcmarket say it is compatible, I don't know if i should trust them cos the is a no return policy for server hardware if they are wrong.
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October 12, 2009 6:47:30 PM

Where are you getting drivers? The only Server 2008 driver I see available for download is the integrated graphics chipset driver (ATI ES1000). There do not appear to be drivers for the other on-board controllers (network, RAID, etc...)

If you're dead set on using Server 2008, then I'd stick with a motherboard that their compatibility chart states is compatible.

-Wolf sends

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October 13, 2009 12:55:21 AM

Yeah, the FAQ say that the rest of the drivers are built into Windows Server 2008. They give conflicting reports of compatiblity on the website. Nothing about Windows Server 2008 R2. I'll reassess what I'll get. Looking into other websites to source the hardware. Cheers. Anyone else that wants to chip in Thank you. I'll keep watching the thread for a couple of weeks.
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April 29, 2011 12:59:25 PM

I'm a little late to the game here, but I've been using 2008 R2 with no issue on this board for the past year :) 
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September 19, 2012 12:52:47 AM

midianva said:
I'm a little late to the game here, but I've been using 2008 R2 with no issue on this board for the past year :) 



Where did you get the RAID drivers for 2008 R2?
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