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Windows 2k Server setup issues

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1. I installed 2k server. After the first logon. A screen comes up that says Windows 2000 Server configuration.
I choose "This is the only server on the network" and click next and then the program does not respond. I even wasted my time and did a clean install and got the same thing. Anyone ever see this before?

2. The machine has 2 scsi drives is it beneficial to put the pagefile.sys on a striped drive. Also can you make the pagefile.sys too big? For example if the machine has 512 mb of ram and I make the pagefile 2 gb will that be better / worse or make no difference?
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1. Yes, when the server has a problem with the NIC or a RAID controller that only has one drive attached.

2. A striped drive won't make that much difference, and you should select the page file based upon the intended use of the server. Start with 512 and go from there.

Dennis
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1. The machine does not have a raid controller. It has one nic (Intel)

2. This machine will be a intranet server. If I have 2 gb to give up for the pagefile, should I?
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1. Okay, during the installation, did you assign the domain name and set the IP addressing? Is the NIC connected to anything?

2. I'd still start with 512 and go from there.
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No domain name. IP is set and working correctly. No domain name I gave it a workgroup name because it will not belong to a domain. It will be the only machine sitting in a DMZ behind our firewall.
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That's fine, but remember what you said above! This "is not" the only server on the network, firewall or not.
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