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Windows 2008 Server Enterprise R2 x64 and Perc 4/dc SCSI driver issue

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  • Hello all, this is the first time posting so please forgive me if this has been posted here before.  I did try to search this issue but zero returns.

    OK, I have a Dell PowerEdge 2900.  I have just put a fresh install of MS Windows 2008 ENT. Server x64.  I cannot seem to find a driver for the PERC 4/dc SCSI controller I have installed.  I have been told the 2003 x64 driver would work so I attempted to install that driver but was unsuccessful.  Then I was told by Dell that the driver should be native to the OS.  Is the driver native to 2008 Server (or, supposed to be)?  Does anyone have an answer as to where I might retrieve am driver of the controller if not?  Anyway, thanks in advance
    Friday, September 18, 2009 7:24 PM

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  • No one has anything? 
    • Proposed as answer by KeyurCT Thursday, September 29, 2011 7:46 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by KeyurCT Thursday, September 29, 2011 7:46 AM
    Monday, September 21, 2009 3:52 PM
  • Hello,

    I don't have a PowerEdge 2900, but I do have a PowerEdge 2850.  I'm also just a regular bloke like yourself that just happened upon your post and after I figured this driver debacle out I registered to hopefully help.

    The good thing is my PERC card is the same in the PE2850 as it is in your PE2900, as I'm utilizing a PERC 4/DC.  I've also managed to run into the same issue you ran into(?) trying to load Windows 2008 Server Enterprise R2 (support for 32bit processors have been removed in R2... so no more x86 versions... my poor PE2650s never stood a chance with this OS).   

    I can tell you officially from my experience/research Windows Server Enterprise R2 does not have support built into it for the PERC 4/DC card.

    However, I was able to download the Windows 2003 x64 driver from support.dell.com and make it work after much trial and error with newer releases of the PERC 4/DC driver that were not accepted by 2k8R2.

    Here's the link:  http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=RC956904&l=en&s=hied&releaseid=R100373&SystemID=PWE_PNT_P3C_2850&servicetag=FBCLP61&os=WX64&osl=en&deviceid=6396&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=3&libid=35&fileid=129549

    File name (incase Dell moves it on you guys) is "perc-w2k3-6.46.3.64-A01.exe", date released 6/9/2005, build version 6.46.3.64, and the Dell revision number is A01. 

    Even though it states the driver is for the LSI Logic PERC 4e/Si it's sort of a mega pack including many other drivers such as the PERC 4/DC.  This was much relief because I was thinking I would need to stick with Windows 2008 until I found this driver for Windows 2008 R2.  :)

    What I did was:

    1) Downloaded the driver and extracted it to a USB drive.

    2) Booted-up via the Win2k8R2 CD and when it got to the screen where it asked to install to a partition and didn't show me a partition to install Win2k8R2 to I selected the option to load a driver. 

    3) From the load driver option I just browsed to the directory where I extracted the files and selected that directory.  If the "hide devices that are not compatible" option is selected (normally on by default) it will show you the proper driver. 

    4) Select the PERC 4/DC driver and then setup your partitions the way you would like them!  

    From there you should be able to boot into the OS... and really have some fun.

    Now you have the power... I guess the choice is yours to R2 or not to R2... that is the real question.  :)

    Enjoy!

     


    Dave
    Friday, September 25, 2009 4:40 AM
  • Dave I appreciate your response!

    I just received a phone call from Dell regarding the same instruction...some what.  I was told that the R2 version was still in a "trial" phase (I assume working out bugs with various drivers, etc) and did not support that controller, yet.  He did state that the driver would be native to the OS (Windows 2008 Ent. Server) and should be install during setup.  Again, I have not tested this theory but, thats what I have been told.  I will not be able to work on this issue until next week but I will post the outcome when done.

    Again, thanks for your response!

    J
    Friday, September 25, 2009 3:58 PM
  • Official support is what the rep is talking about, and to get a proper solution they would have to develop/test the driver.  However, I do know the process above will work as I've booted into the system and went so far to set it up to remote into it for further configuration via RDP. 

    However, if you're looking for something that will work and don't want to wait for Dell to develop/test the solution give it a try.

    Just wish someone else would've posted it as it would've saved us a lot of work.  However, that's the price you pay for being on the cutting edge.  :)
    Dave
    Saturday, September 26, 2009 12:31 AM
  • OK Dave, I ran into some issue after installing Windows 2008 Ent. Server x64 (not R2).  Not sure what the problem was but IE was crashing, various errors, unable to install some software.  A lil' ticked by this point, I decided to attempt to use your instructions and install the driver during setup of R2 version.  Well, it appears to have worked...?  My hardware is showing in Device Manager and all "seems" fine.  (with the perc 2003 x64 driver) It will be another day or so before I can begin testing this theory but, for now, my aggravation is gone.
    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 3:40 PM
  • 4) Select the PERC 4/DC driver and then setup your partitions the way you would like them!  

    From there you should be able to boot into the OS... and really have some fun.

    Now you have the power... I guess the choice is yours to R2 or not to R2... that is the real question.  :)

    Enjoy!

     


    Dave
    Thanks Dave.
    However, Win2k8R2 complains that the driver is not signed. It can not load the driver.
    Any idea. My card is PERC 4e/Di.

    Jun
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 8:56 AM
  • Jun,

    did you ever get a resolution for the not signed issue.  I'm having the same problem.

    thanks

    tim
    Monday, November 23, 2009 1:56 PM
  • Hello,

    I don't have a PowerEdge 2900, but I do have a PowerEdge 2850.  I'm also just a regular bloke like yourself that just happened upon your post and after I figured this driver debacle out I registered to hopefully help.

    The good thing is my PERC card is the same in the PE2850 as it is in your PE2900, as I'm utilizing a PERC 4/DC.  I've also managed to run into the same issue you ran into(?) trying to load Windows 2008 Server Enterprise R2 (support for 32bit processors have been removed in R2... so no more x86 versions... my poor PE2650s never stood a chance with this OS).   

    I can tell you officially from my experience/research Windows Server Enterprise R2 does not have support built into it for the PERC 4/DC card.

    However, I was able to download the Windows 2003 x64 driver from support.dell.com and make it work after much trial and error with newer releases of the PERC 4/DC driver that were not accepted by 2k8R2.

    Here's the link:  http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=RC956904&l=en&s=hied&releaseid=R100373&SystemID=PWE_PNT_P3C_2850&servicetag=FBCLP61&os=WX64&osl=en&deviceid=6396&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=3&libid=35&fileid=129549

    File name (incase Dell moves it on you guys) is "perc-w2k3-6.46.3.64-A01.exe", date released 6/9/2005, build version 6.46.3.64, and the Dell revision number is A01. 

    Even though it states the driver is for the LSI Logic PERC 4e/Si it's sort of a mega pack including many other drivers such as the PERC 4/DC.  This was much relief because I was thinking I would need to stick with Windows 2008 until I found this driver for Windows 2008 R2.  :)

    What I did was:

    1) Downloaded the driver and extracted it to a USB drive.

    2) Booted-up via the Win2k8R2 CD and when it got to the screen where it asked to install to a partition and didn't show me a partition to install Win2k8R2 to I selected the option to load a driver. 

    3) From the load driver option I just browsed to the directory where I extracted the files and selected that directory.  If the "hide devices that are not compatible" option is selected (normally on by default) it will show you the proper driver. 

    4) Select the PERC 4/DC driver and then setup your partitions the way you would like them!  

    From there you should be able to boot into the OS... and really have some fun.

    Now you have the power... I guess the choice is yours to R2 or not to R2... that is the real question.  :)

    Enjoy!

     

     


    Dave

    Thanks and this worked for a Power edge 1800, PERC 4/DC as well. Kukan
    • Proposed as answer by kukan Tuesday, November 24, 2009 4:25 PM
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 4:24 PM
  • David, you're a lifesaver.  I've been struggling with a 2850 myself...I can't even bring myself to admit to the hours I've spent.  Who'd have thought that I needed the version A01 instead of the latest drivers?  Jeez...

    Dude, next time I'm in the Bay Area, beers are on me.  :)


    ps.  In case others get the unsigned driver problem with a Perc 4e/DI, make sure you're using the exact version David mentions in his post. 

    Mike
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 5:56 AM
  • Worked fine for me on a Poweredge 2800.  Stupid Dell ____.  Great company, but annoying at times.

    Tuesday, June 22, 2010 6:52 PM
  • Thank you so much for this, I nearly had a heart attach when Dell told me the perc 4/dc was not supported on 2008 R2 2900 PE. My holiday weekend sacrafice was worth it. Dan
    Monday, July 05, 2010 6:28 PM
  • YES! Holy ____ you saved my afternoon. I only had to fight with it for 3.5 minutes - the time it took me to Google the problem, read your post, download the exe, extract it to a thumb drive, and tell my waiting 2008 R2 installer where the driver was. Worked perfectly (PE 2850)

    Thanks!

    Monday, September 13, 2010 7:41 PM
  • This link still works and saved me a huge headache.  Thanks a million.

     

    Jeff


    Jeff Shepard
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 12:41 AM
  • I just stumbled across your answer while trying to solve the same problem installing 2008 R2 on a Dell 1850 and it worked like a charm. Cheers :)
    Tuesday, September 28, 2010 6:12 PM
  • You are a Hero Dave !, Worked on a Dell 1800, with Perc 4/SC,

     

    thanks very much !!

    Monday, October 11, 2010 5:33 PM
  • You sir, are the bomb!  As another user posted - this answer is still the only working answer.  Took me about 10 minutes - once I discovered the drivers that Dell support gives you for R2 does not work, then googled the issue and came across this post.  Thanks.
    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 2:21 PM
  • YES! Holy ____ you saved my afternoon. I only had to fight with it for 3.5 minutes - the time it took me to Google the problem, read your post, download the exe, extract it to a thumb drive, and tell my waiting 2008 R2 installer where the driver was. Worked perfectly (PE 2850)

    Thanks!


    +1
    Tuesday, November 09, 2010 1:09 AM
  • David thank you very much. You've healed my headache. It really works on PE 6800 with PERC 4e/Di.
    Thursday, November 11, 2010 8:50 AM
  • The only thing that I can say is I LOVE YOU !!!!

     

    Thanks for the info work AAA1

     

    2 Thumbs up !!!!

    Sunday, November 21, 2010 3:38 AM
  • Man do I wish I would have seen this article before spending 6 hours banging my head against the wall with my 1850.  Worked perfectly.  You generated some seriously good karma here David.

    Curt

    Saturday, November 27, 2010 8:08 PM
  • YOU SIR ARE A GENTLEMAN AND A SAINT!!!!
    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 10:16 PM
  • David,

    You are a lifesaver, I have a PowerEdge 1800 Server which has been running SBS2008 great, yesterday I decided to install SBS2011 which is based upon Server 2008R2 as you will know. I use the Perc 4/DC as well and as in all these threads, I could not get the raid array seen no matter how many drivers I tried.

    Found your thread today, got 'your' driver and all working great.

    You have saved me from my nightmare....

    Thanks...

    John tankard

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 10:46 AM
  • Genius, worked like a charm was a lot smoother doing this on the 1850 than the poweredge 2850 we wasted days on getting to server 2008 r2,  thanks for the great tip
    Thursday, February 03, 2011 10:50 AM
  • Also wanted to thank the original poster, much appreciated this is helping my WDS capture image.

    A question for everyone else - why not use the Dell SMTD v6.5 (latest) DVD?  That's all I did for my 2008 R2 install, and that's what its there for.  Boot from that, choose OS install, pick 2008 R2 SP1 (the ISO I had latest version of), let it ask for OS install CD, and about 20 minutes later, I'm at the desktop doing my thing on a PE2850 and PE1850.  That of course, didn't help my WDS image, as the capture image is the factory MS WIM....

    In the interest of paying it forward - you guys are all probably finding that the Intel PRO/1000 MT is supported by the "in box" drivers by Intel, and you can't get Teaming or VLAN tabs to show up on the drivers.  http://communities.intel.co.jp/message/67927  This guy's post near the bottom solved that issue, and I now have Team's and VLAN's working on the Intel PRO/1000 MT's on board. 

     

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:24 AM
  • Thanks so Much for this! Was able to install 2008r2 on my PowerEdge 1850 with this.

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:58 PM
  • Thanks for the helpful reply, Dave. I was able to get 2008 R2 x64 running on my 1850 using pretty much the same procedure Dave outlined with the help of Dell support. I have one question, though... Has anyone been able to get Windows PE/ImageX to recognize the PERC card? When I try rebuilding an Windows PE ISO with Windows AIK and including the drivers (outlined here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709665(WS.10).aspx) I complete the process with no errors, but Windows PE does not enumerate the disks (and diskpart reports that there are no fixed disks).

    It's a small problem that I've worked way too hard to figure out a solution for, but for the sake of my own sanity I'm wondering if anyone else has had any luck with similar endeavors.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:35 PM
  • Hello,

    I don't have a PowerEdge 2900, but I do have a PowerEdge 2850.  I'm also just a regular bloke like yourself that just happened upon your post and after I figured this driver debacle out I registered to hopefully help.

    The good thing is my PERC card is the same in the PE2850 as it is in your PE2900, as I'm utilizing a PERC 4/DC.  I've also managed to run into the same issue you ran into(?) trying to load Windows 2008 Server Enterprise R2 (support for 32bit processors have been removed in R2... so no more x86 versions... my poor PE2650s never stood a chance with this OS).   

    I can tell you officially from my experience/research Windows Server Enterprise R2 does not have support built into it for the PERC 4/DC card.

    However, I was able to download the Windows 2003 x64 driver from support.dell.com and make it work after much trial and error with newer releases of the PERC 4/DC driver that were not accepted by 2k8R2.

    Here's the link:  http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=RC956904&l=en&s=hied&releaseid=R100373&SystemID=PWE_PNT_P3C_2850&servicetag=FBCLP61&os=WX64&osl=en&deviceid=6396&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=3&libid=35&fileid=129549

    File name (incase Dell moves it on you guys) is "perc-w2k3-6.46.3.64-A01.exe", date released 6/9/2005, build version 6.46.3.64, and the Dell revision number is A01. 

    Even though it states the driver is for the LSI Logic PERC 4e/Si it's sort of a mega pack including many other drivers such as the PERC 4/DC.  This was much relief because I was thinking I would need to stick with Windows 2008 until I found this driver for Windows 2008 R2.  :)

    What I did was:

    1) Downloaded the driver and extracted it to a USB drive.

    2) Booted-up via the Win2k8R2 CD and when it got to the screen where it asked to install to a partition and didn't show me a partition to install Win2k8R2 to I selected the option to load a driver. 

    3) From the load driver option I just browsed to the directory where I extracted the files and selected that directory.  If the "hide devices that are not compatible" option is selected (normally on by default) it will show you the proper driver. 

    4) Select the PERC 4/DC driver and then setup your partitions the way you would like them!  

    From there you should be able to boot into the OS... and really have some fun.

    Now you have the power... I guess the choice is yours to R2 or not to R2... that is the real question.  :)

    Enjoy!

     

     


    Dave

    Works like a charm! I just picked up a pair of 2850's cheap and really wanted a current O/S - R2 is now running happily on both!
    Sunday, May 08, 2011 2:13 AM
  • This worked for me on my PowerEdge 6850, thanks!
    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 7:44 PM
  • Dave, your the man! Thanks for the fix....
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:11 AM
  • David, you're a lifesaver! Worked on Dell PowerEdge 860 with added ePCI card.

    Friday, June 10, 2011 7:52 PM
  • Like many here a big thank you worked a treat. As we are only testing before the new kit arrives this was a great help.

     

    David Nolan

    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 2:59 PM
  • Thanks Dave! Worked like a charm on a Dell Poweredge 2850 running PERC 4/DC
    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 7:20 PM
  • Thanks a lot Dave! this solution works! I got my Win2008R2 installed with PERC 4/DC!

    Strange thing is - Its drivers are there in Win2008 OS media but not there in R2 OS media!!

    atleast Dell should provide the support here!

    ~ Keyur

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:02 AM
  • Works beautifully on Poweredge 2800, PERC 4e/Di whilst installing Server 2008 R2 - Thanks!

     

    Dell: Please take note and add this driver to the downloads for all working machines to save us all time/head injury.

    Monday, October 17, 2011 11:37 AM
  • Thanks again Dave!  I hope you get some satisfaction knowing your three year old reply to this post is still helping folks.   I've been beating my head against the wall all day and received no direction from support.dell.com.  

    Dell PowerEdge 2850

    PERC 4e/Di

     

     

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 8:08 PM
  • Dave,

    OMG Dude you have no idea how you have just saved my rear! Thank you thank you thank you.

    Working great on a dell 2850! You rock!

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11:54 PM
  • While I had my momentary moment of joy when the driver loaded and I could proceed with installation of win2008r2 on the dell PE2850 then I crashed and burned when the windows installer would not let install to or format any of the disks that are now found.  The detail say the media is of an unrecognized type.

    Any solutions to this?  Formerly the server was configured as Ubuntu Linux- Is there anything I needed to do before installing Windows to prep the drives?

    Is it something simple I am missing here? Help?

    Thursday, December 29, 2011 5:04 PM
  • I LOVE YOU!! Thanks so much for this!! I took two days of struggling and googling before I finally came across this.

    You're the best!

    A.C.

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:59 PM
  • If I could pay you money for this I would. I've been stuck on this for 3 days.
    Thursday, February 02, 2012 5:04 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Jimbob666 Friday, February 17, 2012 9:14 AM
    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:58 PM
  • I having to rebuild a PowerEdge 1850 and came across the problem in this thread. I couldn't find the correct drivers on Dell's site via the service tag but LyrixIT's link was the one. Worked perfect for me. Thanks.
    Friday, February 17, 2012 9:23 AM
  • Thank you so much, Dave. The 2 dirves are shown up in the list after loading the driver in my PE2850.

    I set up RAID 1 drives for system and RAID 5 drives for data.

    But strange thing happens after clicking the drive to install the system, "Setup was unable to create a new system portition or locating system portition. See setup log files for more info"

    The error stops the installation process.

    Did anyone get the same error?

    Thanks in advance.
    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 2:05 AM
  • Hello,

    I don't have a PowerEdge 2900, but I do have a PowerEdge 2850.  I'm also just a regular bloke like yourself that just happened upon your post and after I figured this driver debacle out I registered to hopefully help.

    The good thing is my PERC card is the same in the PE2850 as it is in your PE2900, as I'm utilizing a PERC 4/DC.  I've also managed to run into the same issue you ran into(?) trying to load Windows 2008 Server Enterprise R2 (support for 32bit processors have been removed in R2... so no more x86 versions... my poor PE2650s never stood a chance with this OS).   

    I can tell you officially from my experience/research Windows Server Enterprise R2 does not have support built into it for the PERC 4/DC card.

    However, I was able to download the Windows 2003 x64 driver from support.dell.com and make it work after much trial and error with newer releases of the PERC 4/DC driver that were not accepted by 2k8R2.

    Here's the link:  http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=RC956904&l=en&s=hied&releaseid=R100373&SystemID=PWE_PNT_P3C_2850&servicetag=FBCLP61&os=WX64&osl=en&deviceid=6396&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=3&libid=35&fileid=129549

    File name (incase Dell moves it on you guys) is "perc-w2k3-6.46.3.64-A01.exe", date released 6/9/2005, build version 6.46.3.64, and the Dell revision number is A01. 

    Even though it states the driver is for the LSI Logic PERC 4e/Si it's sort of a mega pack including many other drivers such as the PERC 4/DC.  This was much relief because I was thinking I would need to stick with Windows 2008 until I found this driver for Windows 2008 R2.  :)

    What I did was:

    1) Downloaded the driver and extracted it to a USB drive.

    2) Booted-up via the Win2k8R2 CD and when it got to the screen where it asked to install to a partition and didn't show me a partition to install Win2k8R2 to I selected the option to load a driver. 

    3) From the load driver option I just browsed to the directory where I extracted the files and selected that directory.  If the "hide devices that are not compatible" option is selected (normally on by default) it will show you the proper driver. 

    4) Select the PERC 4/DC driver and then setup your partitions the way you would like them!  

    From there you should be able to boot into the OS... and really have some fun.

    Now you have the power... I guess the choice is yours to R2 or not to R2... that is the real question.  :)

    Enjoy!

     


    Dave

    3 years later and this tidbit of advise is still very much appreciated.  I used this same driver to install windows 7.  2850

    Thanks Dave!

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 1:05 AM
  • Just installed on a 2850 Win7 using this

    http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails?DriverId=R100373&FileId=2731092502&DriverName=LSI%20Logic%20PERC%204%2FSC%2C%20PERC%204%2FDC%2C%20PERC%204e%2FDC%2C%20Perc%204e%2FDi%2C%20PERC%204e%2FSi%2C%20v.6.46.3.64%2C%20A01

    forum

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprohardware/thread/2436e769-f88a-49d4-af7d-7332b934252c

    The forum shows an older driver but either works.

    Load it on a flash drive, when it doesn't find the drive or controller do load and browse. Finds the 4e/di and finds the drives. I did however load win2008 r2 and format the drive first so I don't actually know if it finds the drives using win7 and this driver first. Good luck. Its a pain.

    Friday, March 02, 2012 3:14 AM
  • David,

    You are a lifesaver, I have a PowerEdge 1800 Server which has been running SBS2008 great, yesterday I decided to install SBS2011 which is based upon Server 2008R2 as you will know. I use the Perc 4/DC as well and as in all these threads, I could not get the raid array seen no matter how many drivers I tried.

    Found your thread today, got 'your' driver and all working great.

    You have saved me from my nightmare....

    Thanks...

    John tankard

    John, I also have a Poweredge 1800 server that I would like to install SBS2011 on.

    Wasted days and days to get it to install, no luck. Then I found this thread and I was so happy. Only for a little while.

    Mine also stops and asks for the drivers. Then I point to the USB drive, that has the files from the OP, and click OK.

    It comes back to the same screen.

    Any pointers for me?

    Robert

    Saturday, March 03, 2012 7:20 PM
  • i have PE 1800 with RD cntrl i tried the steeps it didn't work any ideas ? 

    Friday, March 16, 2012 5:18 PM
  • Thank You for this post.  I have been searching all over for this driver.  I finally am updating an old PE2850 with a PERC 4e/Di and this is the one that finally worked.

    Friday, May 04, 2012 5:44 PM
  • Hi ,

    Its Right.. We need to update Perc 4e/Di ( Downloadable File :  LSI-LOGIC_MULTI-DEVICE_A00_R227150.exe file)...Then U Can Smoothly Installed Windows Server 2008R2 in Power Edge 2800 Server.


    Regards, Nayan

    • Proposed as answer by Nayan Khatua Tuesday, September 04, 2012 11:08 AM
    Monday, May 07, 2012 3:28 PM
  • The link is now here;

    http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats/Product/poweredge-830?DriverId=KDYKD&FileId=2731092502&urlProductCode=False

    I'll add that the R227150 drivers did not work for a PE830 install with a PERC 4e/si.

    Also, if you are trying to download this package, let's say on your laptop and what not, you'll get an error message at the end of the unpack stating that this driver (or your system) exceeds the requirements.  Once you hit FINISH it's done and you're out of hope..  The trick is to unpack and leave the error message open.  The go to the C:\TEMP folder and you'll see the drivers unpacked there.  Once you hit finish the unpacker will delete the content of the C:\TEMP folder and you'll lose your chance to get the drivers.  It may be wise to delete the C:\Temp folder before you start the unpack as other software may have placed files there previously.

    • Edited by UngaCorp Thursday, August 02, 2012 5:56 PM
    Thursday, August 02, 2012 5:48 PM
  • Working in a PE1800 with PERC 4/SC. Perfect.

    Thank you!

    Wednesday, August 08, 2012 4:08 PM
  • Works with windows 7. 64 bit on the dell 2850 as well....so many thanks!
    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 2:43 PM
  • Awesome. Works with Windows Server 2012 on PE2850. cheers
    Saturday, December 15, 2012 9:57 PM
  • Pilot_UK... Which exact driver did you use? I am also trying to install Windows Server 2012 on a PE2850.

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 5:46 AM
  • Greetings, I've just done this with SBS2011STD and it works a treat. The driver's gone from the Dell website, but you can still get it from download.com 

    http://download.cnet.com/perc-w2k3-6-46-3-64-A01-exe/3000-18492_4-109590.html

    Enjoy!

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013 2:12 PM
  • Greetings, I've just done this with SBS2011STD and it works a treat. The driver's gone from the Dell website, but you can still get it from download.com 

    http://download.cnet.com/perc-w2k3-6-46-3-64-A01-exe/3000-18492_4-109590.html

    Enjoy!


    It's great that this thread is still alive.  The driver is still available from Dell at http://ftp.dell.com/scsi-raid/perc-w2k3-6.46.3.64-A01.exe (Dell never gets rid of anything).
    • Proposed as answer by DentedHead Saturday, January 18, 2014 8:11 PM
    Thursday, September 05, 2013 3:28 PM
  • I have a PERC 4/DC in a Dell PE1850, everything has the latest firmware available.  I've found there is some issue with this driver, WinPE 4 and Windows 2008R2 setup that causes the install to fail near the very end.  I think the driver install wants setup to reboot but it doesn't, instead throwing an error "Windows installation cannot continue because a required driver could not be installed."  What's funny is that Server 2012 installs on the same server, using the same WinPE 4 image with the embedded/unsigned 2k3x64 driver without any problem. 

    I was able to complete the 2008R2 setup by adding the driver to a WinPE 3.1 image and using that instead of 4.

    Thursday, September 05, 2013 3:53 PM
  • Glad that people are keeping this thread alive.  I started 1 1/2 years ago with the same issues trying to load Windows Server 2008R2 on Dell 2850 & 2800 servers (3 total).  After several days of "unsigned driver" errors, I finally found this site tried it and the driver worked on all three servers.  I've since added a fourth using this driver and will be adding a fifth server using the same.  The time and cost (labor hours) is tremendous for everyone who has ever faced this issue.  Just too bad that the driver can't be somehow signed/approved and added to the Windows drivers list/included with the software package. It really does work as everyone above has attested to.
    Sunday, September 15, 2013 9:01 PM
  • Got through the hard part but installation always fails during expanding files process. Any suggestions?

    I am trying to install from USB drive to eliminate the DVD or the external DVD drive as potential problems. Clean install on clean drives on PowerEdge 1850. I have downloaded the appropriate drivers and everything (tried the 2k3 and 2k8 drivers provided) with the same result. I have tried various Dell & Non-dell CDs as well as the DELL OpenManage/System Manager/SBUU (whatever is out there, I have used). The furthest the expanding files has gone to was 60% before crashing (seems to crash at different spots every time).

    I have been working on this for 4 days now and have thrown everything at it with the exception of hardware suggestions since the server was running 2003 a week ago and the only new addition is hard drives.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

    Edit: Decided to check memory using memtest86 and no errors found. SO FRUSTRATING!


    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7:42 PM
  • Thanks for the Driver.  I used it on an old 6850 with a Perc 4/DC raid controller to install Windows 2008 R2.

    Michael

    Thursday, December 05, 2013 11:49 PM
  • THIS ANSWER should be voted up to current correct solution.  After banging my head on this issue for 3 hours, found this and SOLVED.

    thanks to brendan62269 for the link!

    Used this on a 2006 vintage Dell PowerEdge 830 with PERC 4/DC to get 2008 R2 started installing.
    • Edited by DentedHead Saturday, January 18, 2014 8:13 PM
    Saturday, January 18, 2014 8:11 PM