Adding and Troubleshooting Devices

One of the first things to do after installing Microsoft Windows Server 2003, or any operating system for that matter, is check to make sure devices are recognized and properly configured. Although Windows Server 2003 Setup usually does a superb job of detecting and configuring devices, Setup isn’t able to resolve resource conflicts or overcome a lack of drivers. You also need to enable any devices that were disconnected or disabled before starting the installation, such as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).

To add a Plug and Play (PnP) device, plug it in and provide the drivers, if necessary. Yes, it’s that simple. To check for device configuration problems, use Device Manager; to add a non-PnP device, ...

Get Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.