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How to Install OTRS on a SuSE / Linux

Install the otrs.rpm with YaST (YaST2) or on the command line with rpm (what ever you prefer). Please be aware of the fact that OTRS needs some Perl modules which are not installed by default in a typical SuSE installation. So it might be a good idea to use YaST to install the rpm because(…)

How To Install FreeNas

Introduction FreeNAS is an open source popular software appliance package that can turn a computer into a NAS appliance, or in easier terms: a file server. This guide shows the basic steps to prepare a server for use in a diskless LTSP environment. This document is correct as of FreeNAS v0.67.1. Full documentation on installing(…)

IIS 6.0 Security Best Practices

General Best Practices Log on with the least credentials. Log on to your computer using an account that is not in the Administrators group, and then use the Run as command to run IIS Manager as an administrator. Reduce the attack surface. Disable all services you do not need, including IIS services such as FTP,(…)

How to Redirect Web Sites in IIS 6.0

To redirect requests to another Web site or directory In IIS Manager, expand the local computer, right-click the Web site or directory you want to redirect, and click Properties. Click the Home Directory, Virtual Directory, or Directory tab. Under The content for this source should come from, click A redirection to a URL. In the(…)

How to Create Virtual Directories in IIS 6.0

Procedures To create a virtual directory by using IIS Manager In IIS Manager, expand the local computer, expand the Web Sites or FTP Sites folder, right-click the site or folder within which you want to create the virtual directory, point to New, and then click Virtual Directory. The Virtual Directory Creation Wizard appears. Click Next.(…)

How to Create Web or FTP Sites in Windows 2003

IIS creates a default Web site configuration on your hard disk at the time of installation. You can use the \Inetpub\Wwwroot directory to publish your Web content, or create any directory or virtual directory you choose. The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) service must be installed and started in order to create an FTP site. It(…)

User Profile Structure in Windows

User Profile. Each users profile contains the following folders: Application data*. Application-specific data, such as a custom dictionary for a word processing program. Application vendors decide what data to store in this directory. Cookies. Internet Explorer cookies. Desktop. Desktop items, including files and shortcuts. Favorites. Internet Explorer favorites Local Settings*. Application settings and data that(…)

Introduction to SSL/TLS in Windows Server 2003

SSL/TLS is most widely recognized as the protocol that provides secure HTTP (HTTPS) for internet transactions between Web browsers and Web servers. It can also be used for other application level protocols such as FTP, LDAP, and SMTP. The SSL/TLS protocol enables server authentication, client authentication, data encryption and data integrity over networks such as(…)

Folder Redirection Overview Windows 2003

Folder redirection is a feature of IntelliMirror that allows users and administrators to redirect the path of a folder to a new location. The new location can be a folder on the local computer or a directory on a network share. Users have the ability to work with documents on a server as if the(…)

How to Verify Global Catalog Status in Windows 2003

The Global Catalog is crucial to the proper operation of an Active Directory. Without it, no one can find any of the objects stored in the directory. So, its proper operation must be verified on a regular basis. Global Catalogs contain two types of information: objects that have been marked as globally useful and therefore(…)

How to Reset User Password in Windows Server 2003

To reset a user’s password: 1. Begin by launching the Active Directory Users and Computers portion of the Global MMC and right-click on it to select Connect to Domain Controller. Select the proper DC and click OK. 2. Once connected, right-click on the domain name and select Find. 3. Type the user’s name in the(…)

How to verify Backup in Windows 2003

Even though backups are a lot easier to do and more reliable with WS03, you should still take the time to make sure they have been properly performed. To do so, you need to view the backup log on each file server. To check backup logs: 1. Use the Global MMC Console to open a(…)