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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. Disabling or Enabling DNS Recursion on Your Windows 2012 Server

Overview DNS recursion is enabled by default on your Windows 2012 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.…

3. 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…

4. Firewall - Opening Ports

Windows Server 2012Opening a Port on the Windows FirewallBelow 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 PanelOpen Windows…

5. 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…

6. 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…

7. 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…

8. Task Manager is not showing all of the running processes.

In the new version the tabs are hidden by default showing applications only. Clicking the More Details link will expand the view to show the information for Processes, Performance, Users, Details, and Services. Task Manager Default Task Manager Expanded

9. What is installed on my Windows Server 2012 VPS?

A number of preconfigured software is already available on your Windows Server 2012 VPS including: IIS 8.0.1508 Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express Edition (unless otherwise requested) PHP 5.3.10 MySQL Server 5.1.63 MySQL Connector…

10. 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!

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