Windows Server 2008 R2 Storage Issues

Just finished putting together a new server with four 1 TB hard drives in a RAID 5 and I had some fun getting Windows to install on them.

The total storage from the four drives worked out to be roughly 2.75 GB and I wanted three partitions (OS and two data partitions). Since the MBR partition scheme doesn't support anything over 2 TB I figured Windows would be smart enough to allow me to use a GPT and that would be that. Unfortunately things didn't quite work out that easy, Windows setup doesn't appear to be able to create partitions using GPT and the only solutions I seemed to be able to find involved creating an MBR partition then installing Windows and switching everything over to GPT.

That seemed like quite the ugly hack so I ended up using the RAID controller to create three virtual drives which could then be partitioned using the traditional MBR scheme. I guess I'll have to wait for Windows Server 8 for Microsoft to get this right.

Now that I had my three virtual drives I figured things were bound to work. I then ran into another issue, "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information."

Thankfully Google was my friend for this one, apparently if you're using a USB stick for RAID drivers it must not be inserted before Windows asks for it and it needs to be removed right after the RAID drivers are installed. Sure enough leaving the USB stick out until setup asked for more drivers and then removing it once I got to the choose an install option did the trick. Windows is installing right now so I'll keep this updated if I have any more problems.

Thanks to [still compiling] for the article that pointed me in the right direction.


Are students get essay guidelines from dissertation writing service?

All type of training contains lot of writing papers for his or her grade marks. It isn't easiest tasks for most of the peoples because writing task is a good deal pressured topic. They haven't any ideas for how to make an awesome writing essay for their exams and that they do not have use their private thoughts. Some of them use their very own ideas to make their writing papers but they'll do plenty of spelling errors and grammatical errors for his or her writing papers so they may be turning into on-line writing sources and get excellent service for their topic.
Pleasant custom dissertation writing service ( is one of the top services for writing obligations due to the fact it is eager to facilitate the students writing works. Its miles offer ideal and actual writing methods and the humans analyze lot of things and examine considerably more from their errors than their fulfillment.
A prime goal of this carrier is the improvement of effective and technical writing talents and speak me capabilities for college kids and it is give lot functions for essay writing papers. Get your paper well timed and professional help for your precise topic. They may answer your all query and doubts so don’t get worry to essay writing papers.