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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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Post Setup Configurations

If you have no abnormal indications and the system appears to be functioning normally, you can declare a job well done and give yourself a week off. If Setup did not complete or had significant errors, check the section, “Correcting Common Setup Problems,” in this chapter.

You may want to do a few things to tidy up. Here are a few hygiene checks you should perform.

Product Activation

The license agreement accompanying any Microsoft Windows product makes it very clear that the operating system is considered a part of the computer, no different than a chipset or the system BIOS. That's why most retail versions of Windows are called “upgrades,” on the assumption that you must have received a Windows operating system with ...

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