Adding the First Windows 2008 DC into Active Directory

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Make a backup copy of your AD before you go any further.

Install your new server, and join it to the domain as a member server. Before you can run dcpromo on the new 2008 server, you must run adprep on your schema master, to prepare the Active Directory schema to support Windows 2008 domain controllers. The installation DVD contains a directory called sourcesadprep. Go there and run:

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HP Array Configuration and Diagnostic Utilities on Linux

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Getting the HP Array Configuration Utility (ACU) and the Array Diagnostic Utility (ADU) for Linux to work was non-trivial. It does not seem to be supported anymore, but I managed to get it working on CentOS 5 running on an HP ProLiant DL185 G5.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Ubuntu 8.04 Installation Notes

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First, let me tell you some first impressions about the machine. The keyboard is very good. It feels even a bit better than the one in my old T60. The display is very bright and sharp, but viewing angles could be better. WLAN worked right out of the box, as did the webcam.

The solid state drive is incredibly fast. I will never switch back to a hard disk after experiencing an SSD. Everything loads up in an instance. OpenOffice starts in about 5 seconds, which is very good compared to my T60. And the machine boots up and shuts down really fast (I haven’t timed those operations, though).

There are also a couple of annoyances which I hope will soon be fixed. Continue reading Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Ubuntu 8.04 Installation Notes