Upgrade the EX490 to WS2012 Essentials R2

A brilliant article from techAU for those of you thinking of installing WS Essentials 2012 R2 onto a HP EX490 MediaSmart Server.

WS Essentials 2012 R2 onto HP EX490

Jason Cartwright explains his 10 step process to get the process complete:

  1. Eliminate data
  2. Install drives in PC
  3. Setup Storage Spaces
  4. Copy data
  5. Install Windows Server 2012 R2
  6. Install drive in EX490
  7. Complete software install / updates
  8. Install fresh drives
  9. Copy data back
  10. Complete

A great read for EX490 owners thinking of upgrading, which you can find here.

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