Build:Tutorial:Configuring a Windows System

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Required materials

  • Fully loaded Intel x86-based system
  • Windows Server 2003 MSDN (Disc 2428)

Install Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

  1. Gather preconfiguration information.
    • Final network information
      • Hostname
      • IP address
      • Netmask
      • Gateway
      • DNS servers
  2. Connect hardware.
    • Network cable to network jack on network serving addresses via DHCP and using a small private network with Internet access.
    • Power cable.
  3. Power on the system and place the MSDN Windows Server disc into the disc drive.
  4. Enter the code for the selection entitled Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (the non-debug build) and hit enter.
  5. At the Welcome to Setup screen, hit Enter to set up Windows now.
  6. At the Windows Licensing Agreement screen, hit F8 to continue to the next screen.
  7. If presented with a screen offering a choice of repairing a Windows installation or continue installing a fresh copy of Windows without repairing, press ESC to install a fresh copy.
  8. At the Partition Selection screen, delete all partitions. After deleting all of them, press Enter to install.
  9. At the Partition Setup screen, select Format the partition using the NTFS file system. A new partition will be created and formatted.
  10. The installation will proceed and, once complete, the system will be initialized and will automatically reboot.

Finish Installation and Main Configuration

  1. At the Regional and Language Options screen, customize the settings to your liking and click Next.
  2. At the Personalize Your Software screen, enter your Name and Organization. Click Next.
  3. At the Product Key screen, enter your product key for Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (non-debug). Click Next.
  4. At the Time/Date screen, ensure the correct time and date is configured and click Next.
  5. Setup will continue copying files and complete the installation. Once completed the server will restart automatically.

Install Drivers

  1. Install any drivers needed to enable hardware such as network cards.

Update the Operating System

  1. Log in as Administrator.
  2. Select StartAll ProgramsWindows Update.

Activate Windows

  1. Select StartAll ProgramsActivate Windows.
  2. Select Yes, let's activate Windows over the Internet now and click Next.
  3. Select No, I don't want to register now; let's just activate Windows and click Next.

Install Applications

  1. Install Firefox.
  2. Install TightVNC Server and Client.
    • Register the server as a system service that is loaded at startup.
    • Start the service immediately.
  3. Install Cygwin.
    • Use DOS line endings.
    • Ensure the following packages are selected from the full list of packages to be installed:
      • ash
      • coreutils
      • cvs
      • diffutils
      • findutils
      • gawk
      • grep
      • make
      • openssh
      • perl
      • perl_manpages
      • rsync
      • sed
      • unzip
      • upx
      • vim
      • wget
      • zip

Install Netscape Wintools

  1. Download
  2. Uncompress the buildtools directory onto your hard drive.
  3. Open a command shell and change into buildtools\windows.
  4. Set MOZ_TOOLS to C:\moztools.
    • set MOZ_TOOLS=C:\moztools
  5. Run the install scripts.
    • install.bat

Install Blat

  1. Download Blat.
  2. Copy the Blat executable files into C:\moztools\bin.
  3. Configure Blat.
    • blat -install <mailserver> <sender's addr> 5

Install VS6

  1. Insert the Visual Studio 6 MSDN DVD into the disc drive. This can be found on MSDN disc 2433.
  2. Begin the installation process by exploring to D:\English\VISUAL_STUDIO_60\ENT\CD1\ and running setup.exe.
  3. The system will restart after completing the MS Java Virtual Machine update.
  4. Log in after the restart and the setup program will be started automatically.
  5. At the Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition screen, ensure Custom is selected and click Next.
  6. At the Choose Common Install Folder screen, click Next.
  7. Follow the prompts to continue installing VS6.
  8. At the Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise - Custom screen, ensure that
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 is selected
    • The following are deselected:
      • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
      • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 6.0
      • Microsoft Visual InterDev 6.0
      • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 6.0
  9. Click Continue to continue the installation process.
  10. At the Setup Environment Variables screen, ensure Register Environment Variables is checked and click OK.
  11. At the prompt, click Restart Windows to ensure the necessary system changes take effect.
  12. Log in after the restart and click Exit at the Install MSDN screen. Click Yes when prompted to confirm your selection.

Install VS6 Service Pack 5

  1. From the VS6 Service Pack 5 site, download SP5.
  2. Double click the downloaded vs6sp5.exe file. Select a temporary directory to extract its files to.
  3. Open the temporary directory and double click the setupsp5.exe file.
  4. Follow the prompts to install the Service Pack update and then click Restart Windows to complete the installation.

Install Visual C++ 6.0 Processor Pack

  1. From the Visual C++ 6.0 Processor Pack Download site, download the vcpp5.exe Visual C++ 6.0 Processor Pack for VS6 SP5.
  2. Double click the downloaded vcpp5.exe file.

Install the Platform SDK

From the Platform SDK Update site, install the Platform SDK Core and Internet Development components.

Add System Users

  • For each system user you wish to add:
    1. Select StartSettingsControl Panel.
    2. Double click Computer Management.
    3. On the Computer Management window, select System ToolsLocal Users and GroupsUsers.
    4. On the Action menu, select New User....