It lives

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.

Author: MichaelJ

Born naked and unable to care for himself, he overcame these handicaps to lead a fruitful life.

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