I am trying to use the intel deployment assistant to install a windows R2 on this server. However, it does not recognized the USB stick and comes up with an error message - No USB Disk on Key or Hard disk mounted. The USB is set properly in the Bios and the usb stick itself is a 2 GB stick formatted with FAT.
I could not locate any function within the intel deployment assistant that allows mounting of the usb drive or to load additional drivers - does anybody know how this can be achieved ?
The option to install R2 directly of the OEM disk does also not work properly as this installs the windows drivers for the raid 1 system - and this in turn results in the mouse and keyboard to hang every 5 seconds.
For the mouse/keyboard hang every 5 seconds, that's an issue with the NIC driver. See http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-031086.htm