Tuesday, August 17, 2010

SBS Aurora beta install

Now that SBS Aurora beta is out thought I’d take you through an install.

 

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Yep, new install please.

 

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Yep use the only disk in the system and blow it away.

 

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Hmmm..looks a lot like stuff I’ve seen before, i.e. copying, expanding, installing etc.

 

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Would be nice if the completing installation gave you a percentage complete like the previous components did. My initially install got hung up and I reset here and it didn’t like that at all. Maybe it was because my SBS 2008 machine was also running. So I shut down the SBS 2008 box and started again.

 

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I live on this big island the South Pacific called Australia where we speak the English (Australian) dialect but we still use US keyboards. I don’t understand but it does work (generally).

 

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Sure I read it all before I accepted it (honest, cross my heart).

 

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How do they come up with these keys? Surely they must have run out by now?

 

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Not very original here but make sure you don’t duplicate something that already existing on your network!

 

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Need a complex password as usual. I’m getting good at these now.

 

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Hmmm…I think pressing the BIG green icon at the top is best.

 

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More waiting. I wonder what it is doing? I wish I knew.

 

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Needed a reboot, so it did it all by itself. How grown up!

 

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Still preparing my server. Maybe I should have called the machine MasterChef?

 

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More ‘Please wait’ screens. I don’t know how much more of this I can take. Please tell what you are doing, I’m a big boy. I can handle it.

 

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Ahhhhhh…green tick, must be all good now.

 

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And here’s the desktop, not surprisingly it looks like Windows 7.

 

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Here’s the dashboard. Plenty to click to keep me busy for the next few days.

 

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Not much in the start menu anymore.

 

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But still plenty in the Administrative tools. Still opportunity for mischief. Yeah!

 

Initial Observations (that I can see anyway):

 

- No networking options during installation

- No disk partitioning options

- 64 bit OS (course de jour these days)

- Some interesting partition and disk mappings that need further investigation

 

Now how do I connect this sucker to the cloud? More updates soon.