WordPress SEO Search Engine Optimization tips

Search Engine Optimizationor SEO works a bit differently for those of us using WordPress blogging software. In this article I will show you a few tips on how to optimize your personal WordPress blog to obtain a higher Pagerank. Pagerank is how search engines like Google, MSN and Yahoo rate your site compared to other(…)

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 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(…)

Remote Access Server Status Verification Windows 2003

The first administrative activity linked to RAS is the verification of the status of your remote access servers. This should be done on a weekly basis. To verify the status of a RAS server: 1. Launch the Global MMC Console (Quick Launch Area | Global MMC Console). 2. Connect to the appropriate server (Action |(…)

Introduction to Windows 2000 Group Policy

Group policies are rules that can be defined by an administrator for a user’s desktop environment. They are an evolution of the policies that are available from the earlier Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0 desktop environments. With the release of Active Directory, Microsoft has taken policies one step further by allowing for a single(…)

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 create Bonding in Linux Server

Linux allows binding multiple network interfaces into a single channel/NIC using special kernel module called bonding. “The Linux bonding driver provides a method for aggregating multiple network interfaces into a single logical “bonded” interface. The behavior of the bonded interfaces depends upon the mode; generally speaking, modes provide either hot standby or load balancing services. Additionally,(…)

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(…)

How to add a Workstation to the Domain in Windows

The final step in this process is to add a member server to the domain. This process also applies to workstations. To add a computer to the domain, follow these steps: a. Log on to the computer that you want to add to the domain. b. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties. c. Click(…)