Server Setup

Do you need to have your Microsoft Windows server setup? Listen and learn how the Tech Woes super IT pros properly do a server setup.

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is considerably more involved than PC setup. For example, you need to set up accounts for all who will use it. In addition, you may need to set up group policies. Of course, you will need to map drives. Possibly, you will need to setup shared printers. Next, if you want to host Exchange email, you will need to install Microsoft Exchange. To that end, you will be wading eyeball deep into DNS and mailbox configuration. In short, server setup is not an undertaking for the faint of heart.

Following is a transcript

of a person with a new server and a totally goofy and unhelpful tech support person. As is my policy, I have changed the names to protect the guilty. Any resemblance to real life situations is purely coincidental. Or is it? Perhaps, it is a little bit of both. I hope you enjoy my goofy attempt at geek humor.   I welcome you to express your opinions and share your frustrating experiences in the comments below.  If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to share it with others. Thank you for stopping by.  Craig Herberg

Unhelpful tech support guy: Technical support.  How may we humiliate you?

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: I just purchased a new server and need help setting it up.

Unhelpful tech support guy: I would be glad to help.  Where is the server now?

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: It’s still in the box.

Unhelpful tech support guy: First, take it out of the box.

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Ok.

Unhelpful tech support guy: Next, lay the server on its side.

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Ok.

Unhelpful tech support guy: Now, put it upright.

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Ok.

Unhelpful tech support guy: That’s it.  You just set your server up.

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: You make it seem so easy.  Thank you so much for your help.

Unhelpful tech support guy: It’s always a pleasure helping nice folks like you. [Aside]  Oh my.  This is easy.


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