When you start Windows Server 2003, or Small Business Server 2003, your computer BSODs (Blue Screen Of Death) with:

STOP: 0x000000B8 (parameter1,parameter2,parameter3,parameter4)
ATTEMPTED_SWITCH_FROM_DPC

This behavior will occur if the version of the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator filter driver, Asamgt.sys, is not compatible with Windows Server 2003.

To resolve this problem:

1. Start your server and press F8 to display the Advanced Options menu.

2. Use the ARROW keys to select Safe Mode and press Enter.

3. Log onto the faulting installation of Windows Server 2003.

4. Run FixDOMSA.bat, which I scripted to prevent the Asamgt.sys filter driver from being used. FixDOMSA.bat contains:

                              @echo off                              setlocal                              set key1=HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\\{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318\}                              set key2=HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Afamgt                              set mstring=NONE                              for /f "Tokens=1,2*" %%a in ('reg query %key1% /V UpperFilters ^|FIND /I "UpperFilters"^|FIND /I "REG_MULTI_SZ"') do (                               set mstring=%%c##                              )                              if "%mstring%" EQU "NONE" goto error                              set mstring=%mstring:Asamgt\0=%                              set mstring=%mstring:\0\0=%                              set mstring=%mstring:\0##=%                              set mstring=%mstring:##=%                              @echo reg add %key1% /V UpperFilters /T REG_MULT_SZ /D "%mstring%" /F                              reg add %key1% /V UpperFilters /T REG_MULT_SZ /D "%mstring%" /F                              @echo.                              @echo reg add "%key2" /V Start /T REG_DWORD /D 4 /F                               reg add "%key2" /V Start /T REG_DWORD /D 4 /F                              endlocal                              
Contact Dell Computer Corp to get a copy of the OMClean utility to remove all instances of the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Web tool, and to install the current version:
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