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Exercise 2

Initial Configuration

Exercise 2 : Initial Configuration


In this section, you should be able to :
Complete the Initial Configuration Tasks
Setup time zone for your server.
Configure networking on your server
Change your server name

Setting Time Zone


In this section, youll learn how to setup time zone for your server.
EXERCISE 2.1
Setting Time Zone
1. In Initial Configuration Tasks, select Set time zone (Figure 0016).

Figure 0016 : Set time zone


2. Click Change time zone (Figure 0017).

Figure 0017 : Change time zone

3. Select time zone appropriate for your location.


e.g. (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore (Figure 0018).

Figure 0018 : Time zone


4. Click OK.
5. Click OK again (Figure 0019).

Figure 0019 : Change time zone

Configuring Network
In this section, youll learn how to configure networking on your server. Make sure you have
hook up your server to the network before you start.
EXERCISE 2.2
Configuring Network
1. In Initial Configuration Tasks, select Configure networking (Figure 0020).

Figure 0020 : Configure networking


2. Double-click Local Area Connection (Figure 0021).

Figure 0021 : Local Area Connection

3. Click Properties button (Figure 0022).

Figure 0022 : Local Area Connection Properties


4. Uncheck Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6), because we only use TCP/IPv4 only
(Figure 0023).

Figure 0023 : TCP/IPv6

5. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and click Properties button (Figure
0024).

Figure 0024 : TCP/IPv4


6. Now set your server IP address, and ensure that you are using a static IP address. For
this exercise, Im using number 21 as my server station number (Figure 0025).
Tips:
Use the following IP address:
IP address
Subnet mask
Default gateway

: 192.168.2.SN
: 255.255.255.0
: 192.168.2.ISIP

(server station number)


(internet server IP address)

Use the following DNS server address:


Preferred DNS server
Alternate DNS server

: 192 . 168 . 2 . DNS (1st DNS server IP address)


: ___ . ___ . ___ . ___ (2nd DNS server IP address)

Figure 0025 : Static IP address


7. Click Advanced button after complete setting your IP address (Figure 0025).
8. Select the DNS tab (Figure 0026).
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Figure 0026 : Advanced TCP/IP Setting


9. Specify myserver.com as the DNS suffix for this connection (Figure 0026).

10. Tick Use this connections DNS suffix in DNS registration box (Figure 0026).
11. Click OK (Figure 0026).
12. Click OK again.
13. Click Close button to close Local Area Connection Properties (Figure 0027).

Figure 0027 : Local Area Connection Properties


14. Click Close button to close Local Area Connection Status.
15. Close Network Connection properties (Figure 0028).

Figure 0028 : Network Connection properties

Changing Computer Name


In this section, youll learn how to change your server name.
EXERCISE 2.3
Changing Computer Name
1. In Initial Configuration Tasks, select Provide computer name and domain (Figure
0029).

Figure 0029 : Provide computer name and domain


2. Click Change.. button (Figure 0030).

Figure 0030 : System Properties

3. Key-in your server name at Computer name: box. In this exercise I user server21 as
my computer name (Figure 0031). And click OK.

Figure 0031 : Computer Name

4. Windows remind you to restart your computer to apply the changes. Click OK.

Figure 0032 : Computer Name Restart Reminder

5. Click Close button on System Properties dialog box (Figure 0033).

Figure 0033 : System Properties


6. Click Restart Now to reboot your computer (Figure 0034).

Figure 0034 : Restart Computer

7. After restart, login your server as Administrator (Figure 0035)

Figure 0035 : Login

Summary
In this section you have configure Time Zone, Networking and Computer Name for your Server
2008. In the following exercises you will install Active Directory and other services for you to
administer.