Setting up a home domain server

by Codewiz51 10. March 2012 21:37

I wasted entirely too much time today setting up a home domain server this weekend.

I rescued an 5 year old HP Pavilion a1250n computer a couple of weeks ago, upgraded the RAM to 4GB (of which 3.31GB is useful) and installed a 1 TB Seagate 7200 RPM drive with 64MB of cache.

Thanks to MS Dreamspark, I obtained a copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2. (Yes, I am attending school.)  I spent most of the weekend getting VS 2010 Team Foundation Server installed and debugged. I still have a lot to learn before I can actually start using the software. Unlike Visual Source Safe, TFS is a large and complex system. Happily, I was able to resolve all of the minor and major event log entries, and I seem to have a nice system that is rocking along without errors (so far.)

I haven't used TFS ever in my career, so I am looking forward to learning this new system.


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