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Windows® Small Business Server 2011 by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Preparing the Server

Finally, there are a few last steps to take before launching the installation:

  • Make sure the server is sized appropriately for the load under which you plan to place it. For more information on server sizing, see Chapter 3.

  • If you’re installing on an existing server, back up all data and record any important settings.

  • Remove the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) management cable from the server (even if it’s USB).

  • Upgrade the system BIOS to the latest version available.

  • Set the boot order in the BIOS to boot from the DVD before the hard disk.

  • Locate any mass storage drivers necessary for the system.

  • Configure the firewall or router as required.

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