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I would like to ask if there is a way how to figure out the RAID status on a running W2008SR2 Core machine. I have ICH8R Intel Controller. RaidConfig utility from intel doesnt work just like CMDTool2. RaidPart says "Unable to find any VDS hardware providers".

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Don't bother with ICH8R, which is fake RAID, not hardware RAID like your tag selection would suggest. If you don't have a proper controller, you should use Windows Dynamic Disks with either software RAID 1 or 5, depending on the number of disks.

On Server Core, you would configure this with diskpart

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