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Version 8.70 for example does not support it - minimum 120G7. So cannot reinstall Windows Server on the old G6 here...

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v8.7 of SmartStart is, in fact, supported on that hardware platform (and offered as a download for all supported Windows versions on that platform). – HopelessN00b Jul 31 '12 at 13:46
@HopelessN00b - When using v8.60 and v8.70 of SmartStart there is the message displayed: "This model is not supported", after just booting or when trying to use "Install" options of SmartStart. Only "Diagnostics" works well (have not tried "System Erase"). – Alex Aug 2 '12 at 2:37
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Here are all of your software and driver options for Windows (assuming 2008 R2) on the HP ProLiant DL120 G6.

The server does not use a traditional SmartStart CD, but rather a model-specific "Easy Setup CD".

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Yes, you are right. By the time I got this answer I already found the note about "Easy Setup CDs" (apparently they come with the server, but are easily lost). It is rather silly to use a different CD/DVD for support of a subset of servers. Next they will start separating firmware DVD for DL and ML servers, or something like that... – Alex Aug 2 '12 at 2:34
The reasoning is that the HP 100-series servers do not have the same features as the 300/500/700-series. The 100-series servers are lower-end and are missing some of the management features. Note that they have a stripped-down IPMI LO100 versus a full ILO. There's enough difference in the platforms to justify these custom CDs. – ewwhite Aug 2 '12 at 2:36

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