My posts tagged with "Administration"

May 09, 2014

For years, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has been a buzzword throughout the Internet community. Companies have spent large amounts of money and used all sorts of tactics in an attempt to rank high on targeted search page results...

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Mar 07, 2014

You have a really cool website that you or someone else designed, right? That’s great but it doesn’t do you much good if the site is down. Nobody can get to it and learn about your product or service, or even worse, buy something...

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Sep 04, 2013

Systems administrators often mistakenly correlate client certificates with SSL server certificates. Here is a great post from David Dietz that helps clear up some of the misconceptions. Now that you have a basic understanding...

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Jul 13, 2013

As a systems administrator you like to stay on top of the latest technologies, right? Well you won’t want to miss the opportunity to get ahead of the curve and start experimenting with Windows PowerShell 4.0. It is included as...

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Jun 13, 2013

In previous versions of Windows, Remote Desktop Services (RDS) was known as Terminal Services. There have been many changes made to this collection of services in Windows 2012. If you are looking for a list of these changes, there...

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Apr 05, 2013

I came across an issue today where a website had a dependency on the SQL Server Native Client 10.0, which is part of SQL Server 2008. A recent upgrade to SQL Server 2012 caused SQL Server Native Client 11.0 to be installed and...

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Feb 02, 2013

Sometimes you need to restrict traffic to your web site or reduce the impact from a rogue bot that is hitting it. Often, the first thought is to restrict that traffic at the perimeter firewall. While that is a good choice, the...

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Jan 30, 2013

Some time ago I was running a few tests in my lab environment against a current version of MySQL. A few months later I needed to access it again but I forgot my root password so I wanted to start from scratch. Easy enough, right...

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Jan 11, 2013

I came across a situation today where I needed to monitor the number of files in the Microsoft SMTP queue from a web page. While there are numerous ways I considered approaching this, I wanted it to be simple, portable, and easy...

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Dec 21, 2012

Managing a Windows cloud server can be a relatively easy task; especially if you know the basics. Check out the post I put together with the initial information that you need to know to get the most out of your Windows cloud server...

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Nov 30, 2012

When you make a change to a website in Internet Information Services (IIS) 6, it is straightforward where your change was going to be applied. All information is stored in the Metabase. Starting with IIS 7, information is stored...

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Oct 26, 2012

As a systems administrator you may find yourself spending a significant amount of time in Event Viewer looking for specific events. You will be happy to know that there is a new feature that shipped with Windows 2008 and all versions...

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