Tuesday, December 6, 2011

dcpromo on two feet

Today, I installed a Windows AD domain controller while waiting in the line for lunch in the cafeteria.

This was on a newly installed Windows Server 2008 R2. I started adding the DC role when I joined the lunch queue.  The longest decision making required was perhaps on choosing which functional level to install.  In the end I decided to go for Server 2008 R2.  When it was my turn to order the food, the upgrading was already in progress.

I did all this using my mobile phone, a Samsung Galaxy Note and Jump Desktop's RDP client.

I disconnected when I got my food as I didn't want to mix my lunch with dcpromo.  As I was busy after that, I found time to reconnect to the server almost half a day later.  As it turned out, the upgrading process completed beautifully while I was away.

The wonders of technology!

What I see on my cell phone

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