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1. Disabling or Enabling DNS Recursion on Your Windows 2008 Server

Overview DNS recursion is enabled by default on your Windows 2008 server. With recursion enabled, the DNS server queries other DNS servers on behalf of the requesting client to fully resolve the name, before sending the answer back to the requesting client.…

2. Firewall - Troubleshooting

Firewall TroubleshootingOne 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.Firewall…

3. 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…

4. Virtual Server Software Monitoring

What server monitoring tools are there for my Virtual Server? We currently provide a monitoring service known as Nagios to all Virtual Server customers. Login credentials will be provided to you once your account has been activated. To manage and view your…

5. 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…

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. User Creation and Permissions on Virtual Server

Windows Server 2008 Adding Users to Windows Virtual Server With your Windows virtual server you can setup additional users that can remote into the server. Please note that only two connections can be running at one time. To create users you would need to…

8. 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…

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. 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…

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