I’m wiped out. Last night, I installed windows 2000 advanced server, sql server, and exchange server on my new metafilter box, but I don’t think I got the directory services set up quite right; it currently takes about 20-30 minutes to reboot while it “prepares network connections.”
I hate setting up new computers because you’re a prisoner of the almighty status bar. For six hours, I watched colored bars turn from 11% complete to 12% complete to 13% complete, etc., until exchange finished and I went home after 1am. Windows needs more unattended install options.