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steps in setting up a Windows Server 2008

Hi,

I am new to the forum and have just joined recently.

I want to ask all the experts out there if someone could help me in guiding me through steps of how to set up a Windows Server and set up the whole computer via the windows server (say 2008).

I want to set up a workstation for the school here locally.

I am familiar with Windows installation and troubleshoot as well as Networking.

Can someone tell me or in steps what do i need to provide for the school to have there system going and set up so that students can have access to the computers?

Best,
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
If you have never done it before, I suggest getting a test server and installing Windows 2008 R2 on that server first to get aquainted with how it works and how to setup active directory for the students and faculty.

Here is a Microsoft document on that process:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd379511(v=ws.10).aspx
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BakakaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that help!,

How about when purchasing the server?

Can you please give me an overview of what to buy to get a complete full workstations for the school computer set up?

I want to set up 12 computers via a joined domain.

For example: here are my lists

(1) Windows Server 2008
(2) 12 screens
(3) 12 computer boxes
(4) ??
(5) ??

I have already run Network cables (cat 6) as well as setting up the internet/adsl.

At the moment now is the set up of Computer workstations so that the 12 students could use the computer library.

Thanks
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BakakaAuthor Commented:
Hi can someone help please,

I would appreciate your help based on my previous question?

Many thanks,
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
For a server, I'd look at dell They have server configuration tools on their site.

For a md level small network, I'd look at a PE R520 server with a raid 5, 24 gigs of ram, Windows 2008 R2, a 16 or 24 port gig switch, an APC UPS  for the server switch and router.

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/poweredge-r520/fs

For workstations, I'd suggest the OptiPlex 3020 or 9020
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/desktops-n-workstations.aspx?ref=retiles
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BakakaAuthor Commented:
Thanks,
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