Re: Installing SBS 2003 R2 on a machine with no OS

Don't know where you got your media from...hopefully, you have confirmed with your supplier that this is not the recalled version of R2.

That being said...
R2 on a standard SBS is nothing more than an addition CD

You still install the SBS 2003 with SP1 as your Core OS

Cris E. Hanna [SBS-MVP]
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"KR" <KR@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:DF644A59-3346-40AB-A74C-CD8E216EB5BD@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I have a brand new server with no OS. I also have the 5 CDs that come with
SBS 2003 R2. However, if I just try to boot off of Disk 1 of the SBS 2003 R2
CDs, I notice that it is not a bootable disk.

Then, in the Getting Started guide, I noticed this:
"Whether you are completing a new installation or upgrading your server, you
must complete Setup for Windows SBS 2003 with SP1"

Okay, so does this mean I need to purchase SBS 2003 with SP1 and install
that first?

Thanks for your help.



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