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1 Where's the Start Menu??  Featured

Windows Server 2012 introduces a new start menu that really has no "start button", but it's still there. Quick Answer The quick answer, is you can access the start menu by carefully moving your mouse to the bottom left corner of the screen and clicking when…

2 Adding exclusions to System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection

Adding exclusions to System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection When you login to your vps, you will find System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection in the start menu. When you click on it, you will be presented with the below screen. Click on the Settings tab and…

3 Can I get SQL Server 2012 on my Windows 2008 VPS?

Currently no, we do no yet have plans to offer this configuration directly.

4 Create a VPN on Windows Server 2012 VPS

What is a VPN? A virtual private network (VPN) is a technology for using the Internet or another intermediate network to connect computers to isolated remote computer networks that would otherwise be inaccessible. A VPN provides security so that traffic sent…

5 Firewall - Opening Ports

Windows Server 2012 Opening a Port on the Windows Firewall Below are the steps to open up a port on the Windows Firewall. Move your mouse to the bottom right corner of your remote desktop screen and click Settings when it appears. Click Control Panel Open…

6 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.…

7 How do I configure SMTP for my Web Applications?

Windows SMTP is pre-enabled for sending over localhost. Most applications use this by default, but for those that don't, set server to "localhost" and leave the rest blank!

8 How do I disable the extra security in Internet Explorer ??

IE Security can be quickly disabled. Check out our how-to here: Turn off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration#On Windows Server 2012

9 How do I quick search for Files & Apps in the new Start Menu??

In previous versions of Windows, the start menu included a search box which you could immediately type in and begin finding anything and everything. This still exists in Windows Server 2012, it's just not visible before you begin typing.

10 How do I restart/shutdown my Windows 2012 Server?

The quickest way, is to move your mouse to the top right or bottom right corners of your screen in the VPS remote desktop session. You should see a few icons appear above or below your mouse depending on which you chose. Click the gear icon (settings) and…

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