Cheap Server/Network Backup

Jan 01, 2010 @ 03:09 am by HackingManual

There are a lot of great programs out there for automatically backing up your sever. I was looking for the following features in a server backup program.

-Image Backups, So I could restore the entire Server quickly.
-Automatic, and reliable
-Could backup multiple PC’s and not just the computer it was installed on.
-Could backup my entire network
-Easy to use

In the end I found Macrium Reflect which had all these features for around $40. Other software I looked at was complicated, and had a price tag of over $1000. Macrium Reflect was clearly the winner and I’ve been using it for over a year now.

Check out the features here.

macrium Cheap Server/Network Backup

How To Install Server 2003

Jul 05, 2008 @ 05:13 pm by HackingManual

This is a tutorial on how to install server 2003.

server2003 How To Install Server 2003

First Make sure your bios settings are set to boot from CD and insert the Server 2003 CD into the optical Drive.

Press Enter to continue

Press F8 to agree to the License agreement

You can either press enter to format all of the unpartitioned space or you can press C to create a smaller partition.

Whatever you do stay away from the FAT file system. NTFS is the preferred format type however if you are in a hurry you can use NTFS (Quick) Select your format type with the arrow keys and hit enter.

It could take a while to format, so I recommend playing solitaire on your other computer to pass the time.

The computer will reboot, and setup will continue. Back to playing solitaire. You can change the regional settings and languages by clicking customize. Click next and type in your name and the name of your organization.

Type in the serial key that came with your copy of server 2003, obviously I edited this part out of the video.

Select the licensing type based upon the licenses you actually own for the product.

Choose the name of the server and enter in the administrator password. Remember to use Numbers, Symbols, Uppercase and lowercase letters in your password to create a secure password.

Choose your date and time settings.

You can choose typical network settings and leave your computer in a Workgroup, you can customize all of this later.

Now you’re ready to login with your administrator password and assign roles to the server.

Server 2003 Editions

May 04, 2008 @ 12:55 pm by HackingManual

There are four versions of server 2003. Web Server, Standard, Enterprise and Data Center Edition. This article will discuss the differences between those editions and help you decide which edition you need.

Web Server Edition- As the name suggests this version of server 2003 is meant to be used only as a web server.

Standard Edition- Up to 4GB of RAM and 4 processors can be used. 2GB will be allocated to the operating system and the other 2GB will be allocated to applications

Enterprise Edition- Up to 8 Processors are supported. Enterprise edition also allows you to clusters of 2 servers.

Data Center Edition- Up to 32 processors and 64GB of RAM can be used. You can create clusters of 4 servers. Server 2003 Data Center edition is the only version that you cannot buy in stores. It is only available through server manufacturers. This ensures reliability and thus data center edition rarely crashes and rarely needs to be rebooted.

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