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?
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 220.127.116.11 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 18.104.22.168. 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 22.214.171.124 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 am starting up a buisness running my own web servers and the licensing system for windows Server 2003 standard is really confusing and i was wondering if someone could give a simple explaination if possible.
I will be using these servers for Plesk web hosting.
and with CALs if i am renting out Dedicated servers and they use win server 2003 would i pre install CALs on it or would customer do that.
I have a server running Win 2003 server at a data centre.Microsoft has released SP2 but mine is SP1.I have no access to the server physically and I wonder can I install SP2 using remote desktop?Will I get logout halfway?
I have a windows server 2003 server with IIS 6 installed on it. My site runs fine, then all of a sudden becomes VERY slow.
I asked server hosts to take a look at it, and they noticed an IP that is has attempted to connect on port 80 432 times in a few seconds, causing the site to slow down.
Is there any software i can use to try and combat this spam/abuse? I have a trend micro anti-virus and firewall installed on the server. I have blocked that IP, but there is nothing stopping that from changing.
Also, are there any free/cheap server monitoring tools for the server that i can monitor the server remotely with?
The server has SNMP installed and configured according to my server hosts... watever that is.
I work for a big organization that has a check list for standard windows server 2003 installation.
The list includes stuff such as , removing some users and adding some domain users, changing system name, windows update, ie7 installation, adding the system to the domain, installing norton anit virus from file shares and so on.
Is there anyway to auto mate this or atleast everything to do with system settings including windows update ? (Minus norton install)
I am sure one can make an answer file but i am not convinced by that answer as the post installation changes require editing regedit and other local security policies.
I've been working on a large online browser game for the last year on and off - it's due to open for beta in Oct. This game is coded in PHP/AJAX with MySQL. It's quite heavy on different graphics with characters, items, illustrations etc. It will also have a selection of Flash games to play. Similar gaming sites have more than 1000 users online in peak hours and we estimate that and more within the first 3-5 months of opening.
I want to open my site on a Windows Server as I'm a lot more familiar with Windows (Having an MCP for Windows Server 2003). I am unsure however what edition to go with. At first I thought Windows Server 2003 Web Edition (Being a website!), but this only supports up to 2gb of ram I believe? and may prove to be an issue if we need to upgrade due to the high demand of online users.
I understand I can have more than one server, but would you recommend another edition?
I just installed php on a windows server 2003 machine but php code just shows up as normal text. I've followed the steps outlined here. Then I restarted the server and the files are served as they should, but php code is not parsed.
In the troubleshooting section it says to try to add php5isapi.dll as an ISAPI Filter, and so I did, but it still won't work. The question is, do I have to restart the whole machine to test if the ISAPI Filter setting solved the problem, or does an IIS reset suffice? The reason I'm asking instead of trying is that a lot of business critical applications are running on the same machine, so restarting the machine is quite the process.
When ever I edit php.ini the changes are not reflected in my PHP applications (I check using phpinfo). Even after restarting IIS (Right click on the computer in IIS > All Tasks > Restart IIS) the changes are not reflected.
The only way I found out how to update the changes is by restarting the whole server, but this is not pratical.
How can I get the edits in php.ini to reflect in my PHP applications without having to restart the whole server?