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hi all

Just recently purchased an old MediaSmart 490, is it possible to install windows server on this little guy and use it as a domain server? Thank you


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People have done it with older certain windows server versions.
Some versions are easy to install to some are difficult with many steps.
But the real issue is finding a version available that works now.

Just search this site.

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fparamo1979 wrote:
hi all

Just recently purchased an old MediaSmart 490, is it possible to install windows server on this little guy and use it as a domain server? Thank you
Consensus is stay away from s2k12.

Have a look here for what seems to be the best way to go if you don't mind paying for a current server OS.

http://www.mediasmartserver.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=14950

I haven't tried it myself. For my use (client backup & sharing) the older Home Server OS's work just fine. I have two 49x MSS servers and another for spare parts should I ever need them. The one that has my primary data on runs v1 and HDD's. The other I've been using for hardware & software testing that primarily runs whs11 with Micron SSD's.

My HDD's (WD gold's) are starting to push 25k hours so prolly sooner than later I'll retire v1 all together and "upgrade" to my $30 copy of whs11...

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Another vote for WHS2011 from me. My EX470 quit on me about 5 months ago but I hadn't gotten around to repairing it until last night. Yet another wonky boot drive (I transitioned away from the original 500GB Seagate a long time ago, moving to a small SSD), so I spent a few hours last night popping in another SSD and installing WHS2011 on my heavily modded EX470. I also picked it up for $30 and consider it an absolute steal at that price.

Things to note when you install it (at least on my old EX470) - the external optical drive must be in the bottom USB port on the back of the unit to boot from the CD. I also was using a small 120GB SSD which did not meet the OS required 160GB minimum requirement. I used a custom cfg.ini file that eliminates the 160GB requirement but it HAD to be in the front USB port on the unit, not in any on the back. Lesson learned. But once again, the old tank rises from the dead and continues to back up all rigs nightly. I consider it one of my favorites PC hardware purchases dating back to 1989.


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WalkinTarget wrote:
Another vote for WHS2011 from me. My EX470 quit on me about 5 months ago but I hadn't gotten around to repairing it until last night. Yet another wonky boot drive (I transitioned away from the original 500GB Seagate a long time ago, moving to a small SSD), so I spent a few hours last night popping in another SSD and installing WHS2011 on my heavily modded EX470. I also picked it up for $30 and consider it an absolute steal at that price.

Things to note when you install it (at least on my old EX470) - the external optical drive must be in the bottom USB port on the back of the unit to boot from the CD. I also was using a small 120GB SSD which did not meet the OS required 160GB minimum requirement. I used a custom cfg.ini file that eliminates the 160GB requirement but it HAD to be in the front USB port on the unit, not in any on the back. Lesson learned. But once again, the old tank rises from the dead and continues to back up all rigs nightly. I consider it one of my favorites PC hardware purchases dating back to 1989.


Hello,
I have fired up my EX470 factory reset it and currently having a concern setting it up
01. HP Software disc to setup the server does not work on W10 or x64 OS's (maybe need to dig out W7 x32 OS and install on a system here just to do the initial setup so I can RDP to the device)
02. BIOS upgrade - is there a proper process you used for dual core CPU support
03. RAM upgrade - is there a proper process to allow 4GB support

Any insight or assistance is appreciated.

I am interested in your mods.

Thank you


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01. HP Software disc to setup the server does not work on W10 or x64 OS's (maybe need to dig out W7 x32 OS and install on a system here just to do the initial setup so I can RDP to the device)

Does the disc run on the pc at all?
What wording is on the disc?
Give details of what happens when you insert it to the pc.

The reason I ask is the hp disc is probably whsv1 and should work.

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