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Windows Server 2016 VPS Hosting is Now Available

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We are pleased to announce that Windows Server 2016 is now available for deployment on our cloud VPS hosting platform, for both new and existing VMs and dedicated servers. The new Windows release has been fully tested, and optimized where necessary to support faster deployment and better cloud server performance than any prior Windows version we […]

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Windows Server 2016 VPS Preview

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Following the recent release of Windows Server 2016, the new OS is now in the final stages of preparation for release on our Windows cloud VPS hosting platform. We are wrapping up testing of the Windows Server 2016 VPS service, with an availability announcement to follow next week. Here’s a preview of the new OS, which […]

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Hosting for Windows Server 2016 TP4 is Now Available!

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Windows Server 2016 is the latest release in the Windows Server product family, and it promises to be the quickest, most advanced release yet. Today we are pleased to announce availability of hosting for Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4. Check out some of the screenshots of Windows Server 2016 running on our Windows VPS platform, […]

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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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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 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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Synchronize Time with NTP on Windows Server or VPS [How to]

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In this post we will look at a simple way to continuously and accurately synchronize system time on a Windows server. There are many applications that might require accurate timekeeping down to the millisecond, and this is an excellent solution for those situations. Install NTP with NetTime First, download and install NetTime from their official website: http://www.timesynctool.com/ […]

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How to Install Plesk on a Linux or Windows Server, or VPS

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Plesk is an excellent web hosting control panel suite for Windows and Linux systems, featuring automated management of websites, domains, email accounts, databases, and more.  To install Plesk on your Linux VPS, Windows VPS, or dedicated server, follow the steps below. Download and Run the Plesk Installer Choose the download link for your server’s operating […]

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Removing Roles/Features from Windows Server 2012 R2 [How To]

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In Windows Server 2012 R2, the option to remove Roles and Features is a bit obscure, or at least not where you might look initially. First, launch Server Manager from the Start menu. Now, you can find Remove Roles and Features from the Manage menu along the top navigation options. From the Remove Roles and […]

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Generate a CSR on Windows Server 2012 or 2008 for a SSL Certificate

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Need to generate a certificate signing request (CSR) for a commercial SSL, like one purchased from GoDaddy, Namecheap, or another external SSL provider? Read below to generate the correct CSR on a system running Windows Server. How to Generate a CSR on Windows Server 2012 R2 Navigate to Start > Run and run mmc.exe. In the console, […]

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