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Blocking Remote Network Access for Local Accounts

Posted on August 4th, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
S-1-5-113 Local account

Using local accounts (including the local administrator account) to access another computer over network in Active Directory environments is not recommended on a number of reasons. The same local administrator login and password are often used on many computers resulting in putting many computers at risk if one computer is.. read more

Installing SFTP (SSH FTP) Server on Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on July 28th, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
connect openssh on windows server using winscp

We go on talking about the means of secure file transfer between a client and a server running Windows Server 2012 R2. Last time we discussed using FTPS as a secure extension of FTP. Today we’ll dwell on the peculiarities of SFTP (Secure FTP) and its use in Windows Server.. read more

FTP over SSL (FTPS) on Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on July 7th, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
FileZilla untrusted cert

One of the main disadvantages of FTP for file transfer is the lack of protection and encryption means for the transferred data. When connecting to an FTP server username and password are also sent in clear text. To transfer data (especially using public communication channels), it is recommended to use.. read more

How To Run TSADMIN.msc and TSCONFIG.msc Snap-Ins on Windows Server 2012 RDS

Posted on July 1st, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2

Many administrators of Windows terminal servers might have noticed that starting from Windows Server 2012, the management snap-ins tsadmin.msc (Remote Desktop Services Manager) and tsconfig.msc (Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration) disappeared from RDS servers. MS developers have decided that the majority of RDS server settings could be managed using Server.. read more

How to Measure Disk IOPS Using PowerShell

Posted on June 15th, 2016 · Posted in Powershell, Windows Server 2012 R2
test iops

One of the main metrics, which allows to estimate the performance of the existing or developed storage system is IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second). In simple terms, IOPS is the number of blocks read from or written to a media or a file system in a time unit. The larger.. read more

How to Install TFTP Server on Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on May 26th, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
WDSTFTP rootfolder

All Windows Server version support the ability to  run built-in TFTP server. Though there is no dedicated role or service of the TFTP server (don’t look for it in the FTP section of your IIS server), this feature, like in Windows Server 2003, is a part of Windows Deployments Services.. read more

How to Install and Configure SMTP Server on Windows Server 2012 R2

Posted on May 19th, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2

On all versions of Windows Server, you can setup built-in SMTP server. This SMTP server inside the organization can serve as a mail relay receiving and sending SMTP messages from and to different devices (like senders, scanners,  access control devices, etc.) and applications (web applications, SQL Reporting Services, SharePoint), which.. read more

How to Grant non-Administrators Rights to Manage Services

Posted on April 20th, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
service security settings

By default, common users with no system administrator privileges cannot manage Windows services. It means that they cannot stop, start or change the settings or permissions for such services. In some cases, it is necessary that a user had the permissions to restart or manage certain services. In this article,.. read more

Schedule Task to Start When Another Task Finishes

Posted on April 13th, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
Task completed: eventid 102

In Windows Task Scheduler, you can run tasks both on the schedule and after the specific event is registered in the log. (It has been described in the article “Event Triggers in Windows“.) In this article we’ll consider how to automatically start a Scheduler task after the previous task is.. read more

How to Clean Up “System Volume Information” Folder

Posted on April 1st, 2016 · Posted in Windows Server 2012 R2
Folder System Volume Information

On one of the servers (running Windows Server 2012 R2) I faced a problem with the lack of free space on a system drive. I have cleared all resource-consuming locations (WinSxS, TEMP directories, user profiles, outdated updates, etc.), but it didn’t have any evident effect. At last, I have found.. read more