Christopher Brooks, 15 Mar 2011
Last updated: 12 May 2012
When setting up Joule, we had a difficult time because of
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
- 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.
- During one of the installs, we
upgraded Joule's firmware.
This needs to happen only once.
- 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.
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
- Add it to the domain. First, change the name, then reboot, then add it to the domain and reboot.
- Run Windows Update
- Enabled remote desktop
- Add eecs/marys and eecs/cxh as remote desktop users.
See How do I allow access?
- Create local accounts for marys and cxh on joule with administrative privileges.
- Set up Terminal server. See
This terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections
- Enabling automatic disconnect
- How do I disable IE Enhanced Security Configuration?
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.
- Install the RAID Driver, Firmware update and Client, see
Joule RAID System
- Install user Software such as Firefox