Server Stage 1 Installed

In a previous post, I mentioned that I had just got a new server, and what I intended to do with it. Progress has been slow. It had been my intention to load Windows 2008 on the machine, but I didn’t have an ISO image on disc and so I had to download it from MS. Unfortunately, that was far from simple. The download kept crashing saying that it could not read the file (after about 500Mb). I eventually managed a successful download last Saturday (it took hours). That was not the end of my problems, far from it. The … Continue reading Server Stage 1 Installed

New Server

Big day today. Just taken delivery of a new server box, dual core with 8Gb and Raid-1. By the cringe, it was a heavy beastie. I will be installing Windows 2008 and SQL Server 2008 on it, as I intend to do some more heavy duty BI (still using Excel to be the presentation layer of course). In due course, I will add Sharepoint, and do some Excel Services (but let’s walk first). I am not really a hardware or OS guy, in the past I have always had team mates who did that sort of thing, so this will … Continue reading New Server