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    I have been given the task of bringing a Dell server online. Just earned an MCP but I do not have a clear picture of the step by step configuration. Is there a 123 checklist anywhere? Looking for guidance.

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    Re: Server Configuration

    What role is the server going to perform?

    Some quick steps of what I would do would be:

    Rebuild server with WIndows 2003 R2 (Or what ever OS you want)
    Ensure it's fully patched and up to date
    Add to the domain
    Configure role specific settings

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    • #3
      Re: Server Configuration

      to install a new Dell server, the best way to go is to use the DOSA CD. Boot from that CD, and go through the wizard on it - it will create the raid setup you want, load the controller drivers for the OS you are going to install and ask for the OS CD.

      That helps you skip F6 drivers and Raid creation, which you have to do manually otherwise

      what Dell server is that anyway?
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      Last edited by DYasny; 6th March 2011, 18:02.
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