I left Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 to install itself on a Dell server with two SCSI hard drives. During Windows setup, both the drives were unformatted, so I chose the first to format with NTFS.
After logging into Windows for the first time, the setup process wanted to continue, but stalled because of two errors/warnings:
- a network adapter must be installed, enabled, and configured with TCP/IP
- your paging file size may be insufficient
Checking the page file settings revealed the OS had installed on the F drive. The C drive was removable storage, and I'm not sure where this storage is located. Perhaps it is the 2nd (unformatted) hard drive.
The page file size on the F drive was 2 GB, which I think is adequate, but the C drive was not writable, so there was no page file on C. Is this preventing SBS 2003 setup from continuing? If so, is the solution to make the F drive become the C drive?
If so, how do I get around the message which essentially says "You may not change the drive letter of the primary partition".
If changing the drive letter is not possible, how do I allow setup to continue when it thinks the page file size is not large enough?
Update: I'd mistakenly placed the network cable in a network port on the server which had a spanner icon above it. There was a 2nd network port I could place the cable in which I missed earlier, which now connects the server properly to the LAN. Setup could now continue, as there was a checkbox which said I could "continue despite these warnings" (about the insufficient page size).
So, I guess changing the drive letter is not strictly required, but it is ideal.