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rpaz61
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎12-06-2018
Location: US
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ThinkServer TD340 and Windows Server 2016 Standard

Hello,

 

We have a customer that wants to have Windows Server 2016 Standard installed from scratch on their ThinkServer TD340. Is this server supported? Has anyone done this yet without any issues? I'm only seeing Windows Server 2012 R2 as the latest server OS. Thank you in advance!

 

rpaz61

Lenovo Employee Robin_Liu
Lenovo Employee
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Registered: ‎05-21-2017
Location: CN
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Re: ThinkServer TD340 and Windows Server 2016 Standard

Hi Rapz61,

                           ThinkServer TD340 can support Windows Server 2016, please check by the following link:

https://lenovopress.com/osig#server_families=thinkserver&servers=td340&os_families=microsoft-windows...

 

Best Regards,

Robin

rpaz61
What's DOS?
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Re: ThinkServer TD340 and Windows Server 2016 Standard

I contacted Lenovo support directly and they stated that the ThinkServer TD340 does not suport Windows Server 2016 and there are no plans for the server to support it.

Cybernut1
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Registered: ‎12-10-2018
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Re: ThinkServer TD340 and Windows Server 2016 Standard

Yes, according to the OS Interoperability Guide (linked above) Windows Server 2016 is NOT supported (to view it clearly just add Win2K12 to the OS list and you will see the difference). That being said, I have been running Win2K16 on my TD340 just fine for 2 years (I am not running it bare metal but on VMware ESXi) and nonetheless, it works fine.

 

Unsupported does not mean it will not work - just that you won't get Lenovo support. But at this point most of the support contracts for this server have expired anyway, so it is pointless to seek supported OS...everything on TD340 is unsupported for most folks anyway...even the supported Win2K12.

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