Well, this weekend I finally gave in a rebuilt my Dell XPS into a Windows 2003 Server box. The more ‘modern’ OSes were simply too burdensome for my ‘antiquated’ hardware.
It’s beyond a joke when a 3.4GHz, 2GB memory box (ok, laptop) with 256 MB of graphics memory (ATI Radeon 9800) can’t run Vista or Win 2008 Server successfully*.
Anyhow, more on that in a later post.
The rebuild went extremely well. I’m getting very proficient in build/rebuilding servers. This time around it’s a full Team Foundation Server 2008 box and I’m going to use the following from Codeplex:
http://www.codeplex.com/tfscontintegrator (for TFS2005)
http://www.codeplex.com/tfsdepreplicator (for TFS2005/TFS2008*)
http://www.codeplex.com/tfsdeployer (for TFS2005/TFS2008*)
http://www.codeplex.com/tfsfilesharer (for TFS2005/TFS2008*)
http://www.codeplex.com/tfsbuildvirtualizer (for TFS2005/TFS2008*)
I’ll write more once I start getting some test projects onto the box and start messing with it.
* Shell responsiveness was the main pain. General CPU availability was the other mammoth problem.