Problems with installation of win 2003 server on MCS 7835

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Jan 28th, 2009

I ordered a MCS-7835-H1 with 2048MB RAM and Two 72GB SCSI HD-1 through iProcurement-->Internal ordering. I'm not able to install Windows 2003 server - either standalone OS or with OS packaged with CUCM 4.3. The intial install seems to go through fine and after a few self initiated reboot, the system hangs at the Window 2003 Server welcome screen. I'm trying to install 2003.1.2a-H.iso image. Should I RMA the equipment ?

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testeven Wed, 01/28/2009 - 16:56


Is the OS version you are trying to install a Cisco approved OS? Did you get it from Cisco?

Can you try installing the 2003.1.1 version?

According to the CUCM HW compatibility matrix, the MCS-7835-H1-IPC1 is supported for CCM 4.3 versions.

*** Supported Cisco Unified Communications Manager Releases by Server ***

According to the Windows 2003 Release Notes the server is supported too:

*** Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Release Notes, Version 2003.1.1 ***

--> Table 1 Supported Hardware Platform for New Installations

For installation instructions refer to:

*** Installing the Operating System on the Cisco Unified Communications Server, Version 2003.1.1 ***

Hope this helps!



psreekan Fri, 01/30/2009 - 13:54

Hi Teresa,

I tried installing Cisco approved 2003.1.1 server and still ran into the same issue - The server hangs trying to load the OS. Could it be a faulty equipment ?




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