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Now WHERE did I put that server?

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From work done on Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Well, the brain surely forgot an important past event: I had successfully installed WinServer2003 on one of the IBM PC computers. Since then, I’ve tried it on most of the rest and without success. I immediately get a fatal message about a bad line in the txtsetup file. Perused the net without any luck. Switching CDs didn’t matter either. I had quickly set that PC up using an autoinstall diskette and put it in the basement for the F’s to surf with over Thanksgiving. I’ve decided to let the computer stay in that room so I can let yeslek use a “managed” PC. To my surprise, it was running WinServer. Yay! I was wanting a simple secondary server and I was resigning myself to buying one.

I did find out about that computer not being added to the Lab Computers OU. Turns out if you setup the computer ahead of time in the OU using its unique computer name, it will work. If you add the computer on the fly, it puts it in the generic Computers container.

I added yeslek and redboot65 to the Fam Users and Fam computers OUs, respectively, establishing both ahead of time in AD users and computers. She’s running now connected to the domain. I’ve now got the secondary server computer (redboot69) back in the lab and have joined it to the domain, also.

One thing I DID do on redboot69 was give it (red-srv1) as the first DNS server and (’s DNS server) as an alternate. Wonder if this is kosher?

I had fun setting up the HP Officejet Pro K550 using a cool web site to remind me how to set it up (see

Next? I think I’ll setup redboot69 as another domain controller. Maybe setup oom’s laptop as a workstation. And the Vista PC as a workstation.

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Written by scottledyard

2006, November 30th at 7:28 am

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