Okay I give up.. I’m building another SBS sp1 base..why? Because it failed out during the install and said it couldn’t apply SQL 2000 sp4… all because in the second screen of the “where would you like me to put your data folders and databases, I stupidly put in D:\MSSQL… not Programfiles\blah blah..but just MSSQL and our wizard install obviously didn’t like it.. so now.. I’m putting the entire thing on one stupid giant partition and just letting all the defaults put everything on C:
When wizards work ..it’s great. When they don’t warn you ahead of time what they are expecting… you end up with me venting and ranting out here like this.
The gang says they flatten OEMs and reinstall them …if for nothing else to ensure that they can truly restore from stratch in case of a disaster because there are times that the drivers are not on the cdroms, so they need to know exactly ‘how’ to restore.
But.. I tell ya.. right about now… a 15 minute OEM install would look REALLY nice.. ’cause I’m having to start ALL over again to get a base of a SBS sp1 just so I can start the process of testing things it getting real old.. real fast. I just wasted today’s build and have to start over because if my foundation isn’t installing correctly, there’s no use doing any more testing on top of a bad baseline.
Normally we say that you need to install three times… but installing three times isn’t exactly what I planned to do tonight… I mean after all ..Grey’s Anatomy is on next.