In Part 1 of this series, I introduced you to Windows MultiPoint Server 2011. Today, in Part 2, I’ll show you just how easy it is to get setup with MultiPoint Server 2011.
System Requirements (minimum)
- 2 GHz 64-bit processor with at least two cores
- 2 GB RAM
- 32GB Hard Drive space
- DVD Drive for installation
For more on system requirements, I recommend reviewing the Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Planning Guide.
The initial setup for MultiPoint Server 2011 is straight forward. Starts out with the ever familiar Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 setup process and then leads into a customized Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE) for MultiPoint Server 2011.
After installation and OOBE have completed, display drivers need to be installed as well as any other drivers necessary for the proper function of the MultiPoint Server. After drivers and Windows Updates were installed, I rebooted and was greeted by the MultiPoint Manager. MultiPoint Manager is the central console for managing any and all MultiPoint servers on the network.
In part 3, we’ll take a deeper look at MultiPoint Manager.