Since writing the Windows Server 2008 guide I’ve changed how I deploy OpenSim and I’m also using Windows Server 2008 R2. These instructions also assume you’ll be developing your own patches, rather than pre-compiled binaries. These instructions will not cover “hardening” or other security-related aspects of managing Windows Server 2008 R2, nor will it cover fine-tuning performance of any of the software used. They also differ slightly from how deploy islands at work, i.e. I compile in c# express on my workstation rather than on the server.
Sim on a stick gives you 4 regions in a 2×2 layout. The land however is a featureless 512x512m expanse. So you want to have something more interesting, but don’t want to manually terraform it all? Enter Terragen Classic!