I was setting up an NS server today for the first time and ran into some problems.
Everything installed just fine. Across the board everything looked green, but then I tried to setup up the proxy configuration in the console.
IIS crashes. I reset it and again it crashes.
What in the world did I do wrong?
I didn't RDP into the server using the /console switch:
After that, I did a complete reinstall and everything went smooth.
This is VERY important when working with servers, especially an Altiris server. In fact, you should probably just set a shortcut to always use the /console switch. Seems like something we all take for granted, until the one time you don't use it and everything gets hosed.
UPDATE - With Vista the switch is mstsc /admin. - Thanks Caleywoods!