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OpenSSL Client for Windows: Win32 OpenSSL Debugging Tool

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We came across this great little tool, and wanted to share in case anyone can use the info. Shining Light OpenSSL client for Windows is a command line OpenSSL utility, implementing the full OpenSSL software for testing and debugging SSL connection issues on Windows systems. Download the OpenSSL client, free, here: https://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html After running the installer, […]

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How to Flush DNS Cache on Windows Server / Windows 10

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It’s simple to flush the DNS cache on Windows or Windows Server. This will reset the server’s cached DNS lookups, so domain name lookups will be re-tried the next time they are made. How to Reset the DNS Cache in Windows 1. Open Command Prompt. 2. Run the command: ipconfig /flushdns That’s it. The DNS cache […]

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How to use Web RDP in our Control Panel

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Our Secure Client Panel provides a built-in Web Remote Desktop (RDP) feature. Web RDP acts as a remote server console, where you can view the server desktop even if network connectivity is interrupted, or if the server is booting up. Read on for a walkthrough of the process to connect to your remote Windows server or […]

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How to use RDP (Remote Desktop) on Windows 10

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If you are using Windows 10, the best way to connect to a Windows server is Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection, also called RDC. Read on for a walkthrough of the process to connect to your remote Windows server or Windows VPS: How to Connect 1. Open the Start menu and search for “remote desktop”. You should […]

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How to 301R (Redirect) a URL in IIS (Windows Server or VPS)

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If you’ve used Apache on a Linux server (or even a Windows server), then you are probably familiar with .htaccess and Apache directives. This article covers implementing 301 Redirects (permanent location redirects) in IIS, Microsoft’s web server. How to Redirect a File or URL in IIS First, log in to your server’s desktop as a […]

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How to Force Uninstall/Removal of Exchange Server 2013 via ADSI-Edit

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Warning: This procedure is not recommended if Exchange Server is intended to be installed again at any time in the future. If you have suffered a failed installation or need to remove Exchange in order to install it over again, we suggest re-installing the server and installing on a fresh system. How to Force Remove […]

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Enable SSL or Change a Certificate in Exchange 2013 Management Shell

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Perhaps you have had the unfortunate experience of getting locked out of OWA and ECP due to SSL problems, after configuring a new SSL certificate. Or, maybe you want to change the Exchange server SSL certificate via management shell. How to Enable or Change a SSL Certificate in Exchange 2013 Use the Exchange Management Shell to […]

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How to Start a Program at Startup in Windows & Windows Server

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There are two common solutions to start a program automatically after the server reboots: use Task Scheduler, or make the program start as a Windows service at bootup. These solutions work for some situations when the program you need to start only needs to run as a background (unseen) process. In this article, we will address how […]

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How to Enable Ping on Windows / Windows Server or VPS

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Windows comes with ICMP (ping) communications blocked by the system firewall, by default. You may want to enable ping on your Windows VPS or dedicated server for some practical purposes, for example to monitor uptime with an outside ping-monitoring service. How to Enable Ping (ICMP) on Windows Simply open Command Prompt as Administrator (right click > Run […]

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How to Change the Password on a Windows Server or VPS

Follow the steps below to change the password for your Windows server instance. The password you will change is the password of the Administrator user, which is used to access the server with RDP (remote desktop). Changing the password requires access to the server.  How to Change the Administrator Password First, log in your Windows Server instance […]

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