How to Take System State Backup Windows 2003

System state backups are critical on each server because these are the tools that protect the operating system itself. There are nine potential elements to a system state backup. Some are always backed up and others depend on the type of server you are backing up. They are identified as follows: • The system registry(…)

How to Install OpenVPN

OpenVPN can be downloaded here. For security, it’s a good idea to check the file release signature after downloading. The OpenVPN executable should be installed on both server and client machines, since the single executable provides both client and server functions. Linux Notes (using RPM package) If you are using a Linux distribution which supports(…)

How To Configure a Computer Running Windows Server 2003 As a Web Server

Install Internet Information Services Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is the Web service that is integrated with Windows Server 2003 To install IIS, add optional components, or remove optional components, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs. The Add or Remove Programs tool starts. 2.(…)

How to stop Folder Redirection in Windows Server

After you have successfully deployed a Folder Redirection Group Policy object (GPO) in your site, you may want to stop Folder Redirection for one or more users. However, before you try to stop Folder Redirection, you must first enable the Redirect the folder back to the local userprofile location when policy is removed Group Policy(…)

How to limit the number of connections on a terminal server that runs Windows Server 2003

How to limit the number of remote sessions on a terminal server 1. To open the Terminal Services Configuration Tool, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Terminal Services Configuration. 2. In the console tree, click Connections. 3. In the right pane, right-click RDP-Tcp, and then click Properties. 4. On the Network Adapter(…)

How to Enable Disk Quotas in Windows 2000

Set Quotas On NTFS Volume Disk quotas are based on file ownership and are independent of the folder location of the user’s files within the volume. For example, if users move their files from one folder to another on the same volume, their volume space usage does not change. However, if users copy their files(…)

How To Install and Configure a File and Print Server in Windows Server 2003

Install File and Printer Sharing By default, a Windows Server 2003-based computer is installed with Client for Microsoft Networks, File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, and TCP/IP. You can view these services in the properties for the local area connection. You can create a Windows Server 2003 file server and print server manually, or(…)

How to configure Network Address Translation in Windows Server 2003

To configure the Routing and Remote Access and the Network Address Translation components, your computer must have at least two network interfaces: one connected to the Internet and the other one connected to the internal network. You must also configure the network translation computer to use Transport Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). If you use dial-up(…)

How To Configure a VPN Server to Act as a Router in Windows Server 2003

To configure the server to act as a VPN server and a router: 1. Start the Routing and Remote Access Server Setup Wizard a. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Routing and Remote Access. b. In the Routing and Remote Access utility, click your server, and then click Configure and Enable Routing(…)

How To Install and Configure a DHCP Server in a Workgroup in Windows Server 2003

How to Install the DHCP Service Before you can configure the DHCP service, you must install it on the server. DHCP is not installed by default during a typical installation of Windows Standard Server 2003 or Windows Enterprise Server 2003. You can install DHCP either during the initial installation of Windows Server 2003 or after(…)

How to install and configure a DHCP server

Installing the DHCP Service You can install DHCP either during or after the initial installation of Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server, although there must be a working DNS in the environment. To validate your DNS server, click Start, click Run, type cmd, press ENTER, type ping friendly name of an existing DNS server in(…)