Building a SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Server

Posted on 16. Mar, 2011 by .

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This build doc demonstrates the installation of SQL Server 2008 R2 on a 64-bit Windows 2008 R2 server. It also discusses some best practices to consider when planning your database implementation. This Document is divided into the following sections: Things to Consider Pre-Installation Tasks Formatting Drives Setting Page File Create Service Accounts Run SQL Server [...]

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Installing Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop

Posted on 14. Mar, 2011 by .

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This build doc demonstrates building a Linux workstation using Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop. Click here to watch video To obtain the installation media I went to http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download and selected Ubuntu 10.10 – Latest Version, 32-bit (Recommended) and pressed the big orange Start Download button The iso image is named ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso and is 709 MB Burn the [...]

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Windows 7: Changing Documents Folder to New Drive

Posted on 14. Mar, 2011 by .

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In the previous document Installing Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), during installation we created a partition for the C-drive, and we created a new drive in Windows 7: Format New Drive Partition. No we are going to configure the Documents folder to point to the new drive so that documents are saved to this new [...]

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Windows 7: Format New Drive Partition

Posted on 14. Mar, 2011 by .

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In the previous document Installing Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), during installation we created a partition for the C-drive, and we left a portion of disk space unallocated. Now that we have finished installing Windows we are going to format that disk space and create a new drive for storing documents. Click on the Windows [...]

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Windows 7: Checking for Updates

Posted on 14. Mar, 2011 by .

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As soon as you finish building your Windows workstation, the first thing you should do is check for updates. Click on the Windows Start icon (bottom left) and click on Control Panel Click on System and Security Under the heading Windows Update, click on the link Check for Updates If there are updates available, click [...]

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Installing Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

Posted on 14. Mar, 2011 by .

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In this build doc we install Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). Insert the DVD and power on the PC. You may need to enter BIOS to set the boot device to CD/DVD Rom. Depending on your PC this may be done by pressing F10 or F2 just before the system boots. Normally, it will tell [...]

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Installing Windows 7 Home Basic

Posted on 12. Mar, 2011 by .

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In this build doc we install Windows 7 Home Basic (32-bit). Insert the DVD and power on the PC. You may need to enter BIOS to set the boot device to CD/DVD Rom. Depending on your PC this may be done by pressing F10 or F2 just before the system boots. Normally, it will tell [...]

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Installing Ubuntu 10.10 Server 64-bit (General Purpose LAMP/Web Server)

Posted on 11. Mar, 2011 by .

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This build doc demonstrates the installation of a general purpose Linux web server using Ubuntu 10.10.  This is an update to our LAMP document from last year: Building LAMP on Ubuntu Part 1. In this build I used the ubuntu-10.10-server-amd64.iso image downloaded from: http://releases.ubuntu.com/10.10/. After downloading the iso file, you must either burn it to [...]

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