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Initial Installation
Christopher Brooks, 15 Mar 2011
Last updated: 12 May 2012

When setting up Joule, we had a difficult time because of the 32Gig limit for Windows Server.

We then purchased a license for "Windows Server 2008 R2", but accidentally purchased a distribution of "Windows Server 2008 SP2". We then tried to use a MSDN install, but could not get the licensing to work. Then, when doing the install, we were not wiping the disk, so there were files on the disk that were owned by a non-existent user

  1. Register the machine with the department. Be sure to request that the machine be added to the DNS tables so that we can use Windows Remote Desktop to connect from outside the EECS Windows Domain. Registering need happen only once.
  2. During one of the installs, we upgraded Joule's firmware. This needs to happen only once.
  3. Boot and set up a logical disk of about 1 Gig using three drives and a spare. If you have 1.6 Gig, then the machine is misconfigured and is using all 4 drives, we want to use three.
  4. Install Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (Full Installation). We use Enterprise because we want to use all the memory. Use the Key. Be sure to wipe the disk so that there are not orphan files on the disk
  5. Add it to the domain. First, change the name, then reboot, then add it to the domain and reboot.
  6. Run Windows Update
  7. Enabled remote desktop
  8. Add eecs/marys and eecs/cxh as remote desktop users. See How do I allow access?
  9. Create local accounts for marys and cxh on joule with administrative privileges.
  10. Set up Terminal server. See This terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections
  11. Enabling automatic disconnect
  12. How do I disable IE Enhanced Security Configuration?
  13. Install 11.0.6 UCB Custom - AV only from http://software.berkeley.edu. Be sure to choose the AV only version (no firewall or intrusion detection). Also, choose the 64-bit version. Note that Symantec Endpoint may interfere with Windows Remote Desktop, see Windows Remote Desktop Connection stops working after Symantec Endpoint Install.
  14. Install the RAID Driver, Firmware update and Client, see Joule RAID System
  15. Install user Software such as Firefox
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