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1 Components Installed with Plesk 10.x on Hyper-V Windows 2008 VPS

Below is a list of packages integrated and/or installed with Plesk 10 on your Hyper-V Windows VPS. Parallels Panel Plesk Backup Utilities 10.3.0 Plesk for Windows 10.3.0 Parallels System Health Monitor 10.3.0 SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 10.50.1600.1 MySQL…

2 Firewall - Opening Ports

Firewall on Virtual Servers All Virtual Servers by default have their firewall enabled. We also have our own firewall in front of the Virtual Servers but that firewall is setup to allow most inbound traffic towards your servers. The firewall on your server…

3 Firewall - Troubleshooting

Firewall Troubleshooting One of the most frustrating things when dealing with a new server environment can be dealing with your firewall if it is not working correctly we will go over a few ways to test your firewall configuration as well as a few fixes.…

4 Group Policy Settings (GPO)

Windows Server 2008 - Viewing Group Policy Settings (GPO) You can view the Group Policy Objects (GPO) that are set for your Windows virtual server by following the instructions listed below. Remote desktop into your server. Once you're logged in press the…

5 Password Management for Virtual Server

Windows Server 2008 Changing Admin Password for Windows Virtual Servers If you want to change your admin password for your Windows virtual server you will need to follow the steps listed below. The first step in changing the admin password is to connect to…

6 Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services)

Remote Desktop Services is not a Feature of Windows Web Server 2008. You are still able to connect with a single Remote Desktop session to manage your server, you just do not receive the full feature set of Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services).…

7 Securing from Bruteforce attacks using IP Ban

What Is IP Ban? IP Ban is a 3rd party application that has been developed in C# this application will work in a similar fashion to fail2ban (linux) in that it will ban IP addresses that fail to access RDP and MSSQL after a set threshold of attempts Installation…

8 Server Patching for Windows Servers

Server Patching for Windows Virtual Servers We apply all patches for Windows servers that Microsoft deems as “critical”. Our customers are able to install any of the other patches that are available from Microsoft. It’s your server and you can install…

9 Turn off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration

Turn off the extra security in IE When trying to use the web browser, several actions are being blocked, hindering the download of important files. The error message reads "Content from the Web site listed below is being blocked by the Internet Explorer Enhanced…

10 Updating Plesk 10

How to Update your Plesk Panel 10 First be sure to create a Backup! The first thing you would want to do is create a backup of your entire Plesk system. This can be done within the Plesk Panel itself. First, connect via remote desktop to the server using…

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