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Built my new server this morning

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wizard, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Built my new server this morning took about 3 hours, only 2 cuts and I got that from pushing out the plastic bay covers :rolleyes:. Now going to chill out for a while as I had a massive tantrum at the end of the build.

    The specs:

    AMD AM2 Athlon 64 3200+
    Connect 3D ATI Radeon 9550 256MB gfx
    200GB Seagate Barracuda
    1GB 533 DDR2 Memory

    Going to put SBS 2003 on it.
     
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  2. GmanUK

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    Now that’s a gfx card you won't get the use out of in ya server!!

    Well done on the build...now the fun starts!!

    Good choice on the SBS version. All in one package, great to learn all the different parts of most MS server uses from. One thing to remember though, when installing SBS it defaults and installs everything for you, with a lot less user chosen configuration.....if you want to learn how to promote a 'Normal' server 2003 environment and configure it you will need to use server 2003 standard to get to grips with separate installations :blink

    Good luck :thumbleft
     
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  3. wizard

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    Yeas, but how long that card remains in the server is yet to be seen :)
     
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  4. JonnyMX

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    I built one out of cheese recently.

    Wouldn't recommend it.
     
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  5. GmanUK

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    Yeah I think I can see the possible issues with that one!! But good if you got a little peckish though!! :D
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    hehe - been there done that!

    Sounds like you now have a decent machine to do just about whatever you want.

    Forget SBS, load up XP and then Doom3, COD2 and Battlefield2 and get to war dammit :twisted:
     
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  7. GmanUK

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    Now why didn't I think of that?!!! :dry :biggrin
     
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  8. wizard

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    Ok I've installed SBS 2003 on it today, however I have encountered a problem, SBS 2003 doesn't like ethernet drivers that came with the CD for the motherboard.

    I get a message in the driver box saying that the driver is corrupted or missing Code 39.

    Does anyone know where I can get hold of an SBS 2003 driver?

    This is the motherboard in the server:

    http://www.asrock.com/product/AM2NF3-VSTA.htm
     
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  9. GmanUK

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    Most NIC's do not need the driver installed for 2003. What I mean by that is that it should work as usual with the generic windows network card driver. Try to remove the driver from Device manager then just reboot the server. it should then pick up the card and use the generic one :biggrin
     
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  10. Sparky
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    Does this happen when you are installing SBS? SBS needs a valid TCP\IP connection during the installation (looks for other DHCP sources etc.) so if you have managed to complete the install it looks like something has fallen over. 8)
     
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  11. wizard

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    Nope that didn't work. I already had the generic one in and SBS wouldn't recognise it.
     
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  12. Bluerinse
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    Might need to go and buy yourself a cheap PCI NIC that is on the HCL :wink:
     
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    Sounds like that's going to be the case. If the generic MS one does not work I would save yourself alot of time and buy a new one....for the cost it would be worth it!! :D
     
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  14. wizard

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    Where can you find the HCL on the microsoft site, I have tried to find it, but no luck.
     
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    Thanks for that, had to get another card in the end, the card I've got didn't even appear on the list, but worked straight out of the box.

    Finally got the domain set up and my XP box successfully connects to the domain :)
     
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  17. Bluerinse
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    Good stuff!
     
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  18. wizard

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    Stand by, I will have some questions tonight when I return from work :)
     
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  19. wizard

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    Hrm, this is starting to fry my brain, I think I really need to get a book to understand this properly. :blink
     
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  20. Bluerinse
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    Hehe nobody said it was going to be easy :D
     
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