installation disk over to the root folder of your USB drive (or extract them from the ISO using a tool such as 7Zip). Copy and paste the following into a text editor and save it as a file called in the root of your USB drive.
(remember to label the drives as you take them out so that you will know which drive bay they came from).
You should then place a new, empty hard disk into the bottom drive bay on which to install Note that the OS drive will be partitioned during the install with a Master Boot Record (MBR) which restricts the total amount of addressable space to 2Tb (if you were to use a larger drive any space beyond 2Tb willbe lost).
However, doing so I ran into problems with Perfect Disk and defragmentation where the system would hang or blue screen, leaving errors in the event log around the storage or Marvell drivers causing issues.
Further research found that Unfortunately, about half of the drives I bought, including the 2TB drive, were not the right models.
I stumbled upon WD Green hard drives and they appeared to not only be affordable but also provide power saving benefits. In general, I’ve found these drives to be horrible performers.
I added a bunch of WD Green 1TB drives and one WD Green 2TB drive.
The HP Media Smart servers (EX485/EX487 models) received a software update today from HP.
The news software allows media to be streamed to wireless devices such as i Phone, i Pod Touch and Play Station Portables.
Note: All Windows Server installations require a secure password that must be a minimum of eight characters long and contain three out of the four of the character classes listed below.
When choosing your password, keep in mind that the keyboard map will initially be for the US and so characters such as '@' may be in different places that those marked on your keyboard, so it's best to avoid using symbols to begin with (and you can always change the keyboard map and password once you've finished the installation).
I also tried a 2TB Samsung Spin Point drive but it turns out those are also known to have issues with WHS.