Category Archives: Guides & How To’s

Running 32-bit Programs on Windows Server 2016 or 2012 R2 64-bit

Running 32-bit Programs Ideally, running 32-bit applications on 64-bit versions of Windows Server will “just work.” 64-bit editions of Windows are compatible with 32-bit programs by default, and the C:\Program Files (x86) folder is designated for these applications. The system runs 32-bit applications as part of the default Windows OS. If you are having trouble launching […]

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How to Install IIS from Desktop GUI on Windows Server 2016 / VPS

Installing IIS on Windows Server 2016 If your server has the graphical user interface component installed you can also install IIS by following these steps. Open Server Manager, this can be found in the start menu. If it’s not there simply type “Server Manager” with the start menu open and it should be found in […]

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SQL Server 2016 Version Differences & Licensing: Web, Standard, and Enterprise

SQL Server 2016 includes more features than ever before, but it can be difficult to find the differences between versions of SQL Server. The primary difference is the licensing model, which limits how SQL Server may be used on the server it is installed on. A majority of SQL Server features are available in both SQL Server Web […]

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Installing Atlassian Confluence on CentOS Linux (RHEL) Server or VPS

This guide covers how to install Confluence, the team collaboration software from Atlassian, on a RHEL or CentOS server. The guide has been tested on CentOS 7. How to Install Confluence Prerequisites We will be using a CentOS 7 Linux VPS for this tutorial. Before proceeding you should check the minimum system requirements for the version of Confluence […]

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New Expanded Chicago VPS Capacity

We are pleased to announce our most recent expansion, adding new capacity in Chicago for VPS hosting, cloud web hosting, and dedicated server hosting. Our Chicago location is hosted within the Equinix CH3 data center, just minutes outside of downtown Chicago. The new location allows us to deploy new services instantly in the Central US Region, as we also do in New […]

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Run “yum update” with a specific repo (CentOS/RHEL Linux)

To tell yum to check only a specific repository for updates, append the yum command like below: yum –disablerepo=”*” –enablerepo=”my-repo” update The –disablerepo=”*” disables all repositories, and then –enablerepo=”my-repo” enabled only my-repo. Note that the repository you enable must already be configured in the system, or this command will not work. First, you may want to check […]

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Installing SQL Server Management Tools & SSMS on Window Server/VPS

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is part of SQL Server Management Tools provided by Microsoft for administrators and developers to interface with Microsoft SQL Server. Management Studio is used to connect to a database and directly manage its layout, settings, database objects, and much more. Read on to see how to install SQL Server Management Studio […]

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Allow All Traffic from an IPv4 Address through CentOS 7 Firewall

In some CentOS 7 installations, the system firewall will block most incoming traffic by default. You may need to allow all traffic from a specific IP address, such as your local computer or management server, in order to log in to the server. We will use the new firewall-cmd tool to setup the firewall exception. […]

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Update Storage Allocation for a MSSQL Database (Windows Server)

The Problem On Windows Servers running Microsoft SQL Server, you may encounter an error “Could not allocate space for object” or “Primary filegroup is full” in the course of normal operations: Unhandled Exception: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Could not allocate space for object ‘dbo.SearchedUserItems’ … in database ‘db_database’ because the ‘PRIMARY’ filegroup is full. Create disk space by […]

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Disable Windows Update + Automatic Reboots on Windows Server 2016

Many administrators prefer to manage Windows updates manually, in the interest of system uptime and security. It is possible to disable Windows Updates in Windows Server 2016, including disabling of automatic reboots. Please note, Windows Update is designed to keep Windows safe, and we recommend keeping Windows Update enabled at all times. How to Disable Windows Update […]

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