With Windows 2003 server, there are comprehensive lists of what you need to do to secure the server before use. For Windows 2008, I wonder is there such a list? Or is it true as what I heard from Microsoft that it is already secured out of the box?
Anyone has any resources on the hardening or preparation of 2008 for server hosting uses?
I'm making a reasonably uninformed comparison here. Since Windows Vista is noted to be more resource intensive and slower than Win XP, are we right in assuming that Windows 2008 is slower than Windows 2003?
For instance, with two boxes with an identical hardware setup but the two different server OSes, will the same application like, say MySQL run slower on the Win 2008 machine?
on the server I have ASP access sites and ASP with SQL server sites.
When I load the sites they are fast, but then after a random period of time, I click a link but the page just sits there saying waiting for host, I can refresh but no difference, then all of a sudden the site will start working again and be fast until the next time.
Does anyone know why the site can be fast then sort of just hang for a while and if so, any suggestions on fixing this would be brilliant.
Where can i find a step-by-step guide on how to install ffmpeg-php on windows? I got totally lost while doing that. Below are the steps i'v taken so far:
- Dled Windows EXT from here: http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...roup_id=122353 (ffmpeg_new.rar) - Unzipped it. -Copied all php_ffmpeg_... dlls into php's ext dir -Copied avformat.dll and avcodec.dll to system32 folder -Activated ext (i am using WAMP5) -Restarted Apache -Ran phpinfo(); and didnt see the ext activated.
I designed my companies website but we've had a change in IT and php went down. The new guy (who is here to fix things) just sent me this and quite frankly I'm at a loss (i use a VPS, thus never having to deal with this stuff). But seeing how it's my own company I figured I'd try to help.
Here is the question:
You are running IIS (windows server). The PHP should be something straight forward, but as we see it is not... Previously, you had PHP ver PHP 5.2.6 dated may 2008. - it wasn't working correctly. I updated it with the latest version php-5.2.9-1 dated march 2009. - and now the PHP is not functioning.
My questions, if you know was to figure which option of PHP cgi are you using. IIS ISAPI module IIS FastCGI IIS CGI
Then, when installing the PHP, there are many extensions that are optional to install. Do you know or can you tell me, which extensions are needed by your app?
Honestly, the website just uses a few php includes to template it (and make my life easier). And that's what were trying to get working.
my current situation is that i'm currently renting out a server in a datacenter, and there is no realistic way I can get physical access. Call me cheap, but I really don't fancy shelling out $100 to get my techs to install it. I do have an idea though, and I just wanted to know how realistic it is / how I would go about performing it.
My server has a rescue shell (uses busybox) that I am able to re-install the OS from (all linux OSes), re-partition the HDD and do general troubleshooting things from. If I was to create a VMware machine on my local computer, install windows 2003 and use a hdd image cloner (from within the machine) to create an image of the HDD, how would I go about copying this image to the server's HDD? I don't know of any cross platform "HDD backer upper / recoverer thingies"
I am trying to find a firewall for windows 2003 64 bit edition. So far I have tried Visnetic, which doesn't work, and comodo will not even have a beta version out until May. Anyone know of another that will work on 64 bit windows?
I am running a server with Windows Enterprise 2003 installed, it has 32GB RAM installed but in control panel I can only see 15.5GB RAM, I understand graphics cards etc will take some of the RAM so I suspect Windows is only seeing 16GB, instead of the installed 32GB, anyone any idea as to why I do not see all 32GB.
i wanted to buy a dedicated server and when i had questions about 2003 web, i talked to hivelocity live support and i think it was dave who told me that Windows 2003 web has a restriction for mysql which was 512 KB. I myself is planning to own a gameserver that uses java and mysql and i know for sure uses much much more space than 512 KB. Is this true that 2003 restricts the size of your DB and when your DB reaches 512 kb, it can no longer be used? Also, is the windows 2008 web licensing fee the same as windows 2003 web?
This is my first dedicated and I am plugging away at it.I am running windows server 2003 web edition and I have my database, website, and ftp setup and everything is working so far. Now if you go to 22.214.171.124 my site that I'm working on will show up. My question is my domain and site that I am in the process of moving is hosted on a shared server on 1and1. Now I need that domain to point to that ip. Do I need to set up name servers on the server? If so can someone point me in th right direction.
We have two Windows Server 2003 machines as active directory controllers and DNS servers for our in-house operations. For our purposes, let's say the domain name is example.com.
Both servers have DNS, and example.com is stored in Active Directory to allow us to use the benefits this provides. Our issue is probably simple, but I'm not sure how to fix it.
Let's call server one EX1, and server two EX2. These have local IPs of 192.168.1.111 and 192.168.1.112, respectively.
We want example.com to be resolved to an external IP address (for web hosting), let's say 126.96.36.199. The problem is, the two domain controllers keep registering example.com with their internal IP addresses .111 and .112, so the DNS round-robins between 188.8.131.52 and the two internal servers, which aren't web servers.
Is there a way we can get those DNS controllers to stop registering their internal IPs as example.com?
I noticed very strange file permission behaviour, which not always intherid child permission from parent. Detailed problem description is below.
I have "c:File" directory with IUSR permission.
If I run one .NET application(exe) from Administrator account and try to create new file with that application in c:File directory, the newly created file with that application do not has IUSR permission.
If I run notepad and save txt file into that directory, it has IUSR permission.
Can anyone explain what is going on? Why file created with first .NET aplication do not inherit permission from folder?
I've gone through 3 servers lately, upgrading each time. All three have been linux this far, but I'm really not accustomed to it and don't like running on something I'm not familiar with.
On the other hand, I'm very familiar with Windows 2003.
So, what are your experiences running a vbulletin forum website with windows 2003? Any huge security flaws with Win2k3 compared to CentOS? Would I be able to use SSH to tunnel and remote desktop into the Win2k3 box? It'd be so refreshing to be able to use a gui instead of command prompts.
I see a quad core with 8gb for under $150 right now, compared to my current dual core with 2gb of ram I think it'd definitely be a huge improvement.
I have recently finished designing web pages using mysql and php on my laptop. What I am now trying to do is install the software onto the windows sbs server. I pressume in order to do this I need the various permissions to install the php and mysql software. I take it then I need to adjust the php config file accordingly.
I would be grateful if someone could let me know if this is correct and whether any has ever carried out this procedure on Widows SBS 2003 Standard Edition.