Project: Setting Up a Server From Scratch

Lately, I’ve been installing enough new servers (or inheriting newly installed servers) that now seems like a good time to show what it’s like to start from scratch with a brand new server. Obviously, no one will have exactly the same implementation as this, but the idea is to show the basics of what it’s like to set up a new server.

This will not cover everything you can do with a server. It’s basically just a way for me to organize my posts into something fun.

This page right here is going to host links that, if followed chronologically, will show what it looks like to build a brand new server straight out of the box. Basically all I’m doing is reordering some of my existing posts, but this page will corral them into a mighty Voltron of a larger project. I will probably go back and edit the old posts to make more sense in the context of this project (or not depending on how much time I have). Don’t worry, the original posts will work as standalones.

Anyway, here’s what it’s like to buy and implement a server!

(This is a work in progress. All of the steps may not be here yet. I’ll remove this disclaimer when I feel it is more complete)

Unboxing the HPE DL380 Gen10 server

Enabling The Third Drive Box On An HPE DL380 Gen10 Server

Installing Windows Server 2019

New Windows Server 2019 Server: Miscellaneous Setup

Automating Windows Server Updates Part 1: Sconfig

Automating Windows Server Updates Part 2: PowerShell

Automating Windows Server Updates Part 3: Scheduling the Task

HPE Server Hardware Alert Emails: Gen 10 Changes

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