A couple of tips if you’re setting up a new Dell server

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If you’re buying from Dell, make sure you check the default configuration. I ended up with no CD or DVD drive, since I failed to spot that wasn’t included. Funnily enough, a basic DVD drive is actually no extra if you are more observant. Instead, I ended up making a quick trip to Best Buy and $50 poorer.

The default user name for a Windows Small Business Server installation is ‘Administrator’, with a capital A. Since there’s no name hints, I spent longer than you’d believe trying to figure that out. Ironically I had the password I set up carefully written down.

That, together with some Javascript DOM brainteasers, trailwork on the Garapito Trail, helping a friend with Dire Maul and a hike around Towsley, was my weekend!

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