Unexpected Power Failure

Dear Experts,

Yesterday on my freshly installed Windows 2003 Server, No active directory , no DNS nothing, only Windows updates were in Downloading state from internet when suddenly there was a power failure and server went off.

Next I plan to make this a AD and DNS, I would like to take advice from experts is it safe to proceed? What are the chances of damage?

Waiting for your replies.
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Glen KnightCommented:
there us unlikely to have been any damage caused by a powercut.
Hardware these days is pretty reliable.

If anything had been damaged you would probably already know about it.
Check the event viewer logs, but you should be OK. I would strongly suggest the you get a UPS power backup for the server. It would be bad enough if it shut down in the middle of something important, but frequent power outages cause hard drives to die much quicker.

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wajeeh_rAuthor Commented:
Thanks for replies,

With respect to hardware it is OK, I am specifically asking for OS damage, nothing important was running no application. Only downloads of windows server updates.
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Glen KnightCommented:
it's unlikely to cause any OS damage.  You should be fine to continue
Like I said earlier, you have to check the event logs to see if anything needs to be attended to.
wajeeh_rAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot for advise.....
I would suggest that you attach an UPS device so you minimize chances of data loss due power outages or fluctuations.
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