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How to run Lotus Domino on a Windows Home Server

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Learn how I run Lotus Domino in a virtual server ontop of Windows Home Server, all on one box.
I run Windows Home Server (WHS) on the following homegrown equipment (in other words, this is a computer put together by me, not a stock computer from a manufacturer like HP or Dell);
  • Motherboard Gigabyte 965P DQ6 Rev. 3.3
  • Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33GHz
  • Harddisks  3 x Samsung SpinPoint T166 500GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM
    Plus an older 80 GB IDE disk, mainly for VMWare datafiles!
  • RAM 4 GB
  • Gigabit Network card
  • Windows Home Server 1.0 OEM edition
    On top of that I run the free VMWare Server 1.0.5 with a virtual Windows 2003 server, running Lotus Domino 8.0.1..

    In the part-list above one important factor is the additional harddisk which I use to store the VMWare image files. Remember, the WHS prefers to have all  harddisks in its storage pool. In fear of what the Drive Extender and WHS could do to the fairly large fileset from VMWare, I decided to put it on a completely separate disk. Below you see how this looks in the WHS Console;

    A picture named M2
    Note the "Unmanaged disks" area which is not in the "Storage Pool". I believe it is incredible important to keep the working files outside  of WHS, so WHS doesn't try to move around files VMWARE is working with and so forth.

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