I bought a Dell 1600SC server back in 2001. It helped me learn DHCP and DNS. I learned about server hardware as I upgraded through the years. As I moved to open source software for my workstations and servers, it was the only the only Windows software I had, and its main job was to run Symantec EndPoint for the virtual PCs I used in working with corporate clients.
Except two days ago, the server crashed. I was quickly reminded how dependent on having a local DNS server I had become. I wasn’t sure if it was the Power Supply or the System board, but things looked bleak.
Be Strong and Courageous. So, I ordered a used PSU off of e-bay, since it was the cheapest T/S route. Yep. I had to hack at W2K3 to restore the Windows installation, and I don’t want to tell you how long that took, but tonight, She’s back runnin’. Praise the Lord, remind me to make DNS redundant in my network.