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If modern UI apps can't be opened using administrator account in windows 2012 R2 internet explorer, follow the article. When you install a Windows 2012 R2 server, if you login as Administrator and try to run any Modern UI Apps (such as Internet Explorer...
On occasion you will need to edit the hosts file on your machine. VPSBlocks provides details on how to edit hosts file. If you want to make your local computer believe that your website is hosted on your new VPS before you modify the actual DNS, this ca...
Your VPS may attack against other networks while running open DNS resolver. Follow instructions on resolving problem. PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE ADVISED YOU ARE RUNNING AN OPEN DNS RESOLVER YOU MUST TAKE ACTION AS YOUR VPS IS MOST LIKELY BEING USED IN ATTA...
Know the way to enable downloads of files through Internet Explorer in windows 2012 R2. By default Windows 2012 R2 doesn't allow downloading of files through Internet Explorer. To change this you need to modify the security settings. In Server 2012 yo...
SLOW access via an IPV6 from a VPS in Australia? Here is the solution to solve slowness accessing through your VPS. Due to the way most operating systems work, IPv6 is preferred before IPv4 when available - however the world isn't fully IPv6 ready even ...
Read the article and know how to install search engine friendly URLs in IIS. Read and lean step by step. To install search engine friendly URLs in IIS: * Install URL Rewrite 2.0 (see http://www.vpsblocks.com.au/support/Knowledgebase/Article/View/54/...
The sound quality over RDP can be quite poor by default, to fix and change the quality modes follow the steps below. Firstly, for sound to work via RDP you need to ensure it's not disabled in group policy, and that sound redirection is turned on. To do ...
Enabling Sound/Audio over Remote Desktop Windows 2008 R2 is not the tough process. Know all the steps today! * First launch Remote Desktop, for help see: https://www.vpsblocks.com.au/support/Knowledgebase/Article/View/40/0/how-do-i-use-remote-desktop-...
If the remote desktop copy and paste / clipboard not working then follow the steps in this article and fix the issue. When you remote desktop into a Windows server the clipboard by default should be shared between your local computer and your remote se...
Read the full Knowledgebase articles to install the URL Rewrite Module 2.0 for IIS 7 / 7.5. To install the URL Rewrite Module 2.0 for IIS 7 / 7.5: * Download it at: http://www.iis.net/download/urlrewrite [http://www.iis.net/download/urlrewrite] * ...
Know the procedure to use Remote Desktop (RDP). You will be able to access your VPS as though it was a desktop machine in front of you To use remote desktop: * Click on the 'Start' menu or 'Windows' icon * In the search/cmd box enter: mstsc.exe ...
Guide to address how to prevent your VPS from being used in a DDOS attack. This affects all versions of Windows DNS. This article will address how to prevent your VPS from being used in a DDOS attack. This affects all versions of Windows DNS (2003/2008/...
Specify Network Profiles (Domain, Public, Private) associated with Windows Firewall settings for your Windows servers. In Windows if you have an internal network adapter, and an external network adapter and make the server a domain controller, it will a...
If you install MailEnable on your server, don't install the Microsoft SMTP Server unless you run it on a separate port. Mail Enable offers a free version of their Mail Server which is fantastic for most small businesses. _Note: If you intend to instal...
When a site you are visiting has under a 1024 bit encryption method, Internet Explorer Certificate 'Continue to this website' not working. Fix this problem. FIX INTERNET EXPLORER CERTIFICATE 'CONTINUE TO THIS WEBSITE' NOT WORKING This occurs when a si...
You can take a look at your current bandwidth usage on Windows easily using the Resource Monitor. If you click on the Start button and type: resource monitor it should come up as an option. Alternatively in the Run box type: perfmon /res This will ope...
Learn the easy process of Printing from a Windows VPS via RDP. Just follow the given steps below. Once connected via RDP, simply open the DEVICES AND PRINTERS applet on the server. With the proper configuration, when a user connects to a Terminal Serve...
Learn how to open a port in the Windows Firewall. VPSBlocks complete tutorial will guide you to learn fast. TO OPEN A PORT IN WINDOWS 2012 AND WINDOWS 2008 * On the START menu, click RUN, type WF.MSC, and then click OK. * In the WINDOWS FIREWALL W...
Transferring files to and from the Remote Desktop session is quite easy. Learn it on VPSBlocks to do it yourself. To upload or download files through remote desktop you need to share a local drive. To do this start the remote desktop program: * Cl...
This article tells how to press ctrl-alt-delete in Remote Desktop. Learn and do yourself. In Windows if you want to press ctrl-alt-delete you actually need to press: ctrl + alt + end This will perform a ctrl-alt-delete on the VPS (instead of your lo...
Learn how to configure auto logon & application for Windows 2008 & 2012 so the system will automatically login as a user. When your server restarts you can configure auto logon so the system will automatically login as a user. You can then add items to ...
Read the knowledgebase articles & know how to turn Internet Explorer enhanced security configuration off. To turn off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC): * Click 'Start' -> 'Administrative Tools' -> 'Server Manager' * On th...
By default our Windows VPSs are provisioned with paging disabled. Know how to enable the page file on Windows. By default our Windows VPSs are provisioned with paging disabled. This is primarily due to the extra IO this creates by clients ordering serve...
Port forwarding can be useful to map incoming ports to other open ports on your machine. Know how to port forwarding on Windows 2008 R2 / 2012. Port forwarding can be useful to map incoming ports to other open ports on your machine. The following exampl...
Read the Knowledgebase articles and know how to setup remote desktop connection (RDP) Software on Windows XP. If you would like to connect to your Windows 2003/2008/2012 server from an older version of Windows XP and remote desktop cannot be found when ...
Read the full knowledgebase articles and know how to block an single IP or an IP range. Log into your server using remote desktop [https://www.vpsblocks.com.au/support/Knowledgebase/Article/View/40/0/how-do-i-use-remote-desktop-rdp]. 2. Click on start...
Read this complete knowledgebase articles and know how to install Windows SMTP Server. TO CONFIGURE SMTP E-MAIL FOR A WEB APPLICATION * Click 'Start' -> 'Administrative Tools' -> 'Server Manager' * Click on 'Features' * Click on 'Add Feature...
Read this complete Knowledgebase articles and know how to allow multiple RDP Sessions for Single User. Server 2012/2008 R2 unlike their predecessors, comes with the multiple remote desktop session restriction enabled. If you are only connecting to a ser...
You can manage your remote desktop license while having an existing VPS. Learn how to manage it step by step. PORTAL LOGIN EXPLAINED If you login to the portal website using your email address and account level password you can administer all your VPS...
Read the full knowledgebase articles and know how to create a new remote desktop user. First navigate to the 'Server Manager'. Start --> Right-Click Computer --> Manage. Once in the 'Server Manager' Expand Configuration --> Local Users and Groups>User...
Read the full knowledgebase articles and know how to generate a CSR and install a Certificate in IIS 7. TO GENERATE A CERTIFICATE SIGNING REQUEST (CSR) — MICROSOFT IIS 7 * From Start, select Administrative Tools, and then select Internet Information ...
If you get the MySQL Error: Host 'localhost' is not allowed to connect to this MySQL server then read the article to fix it. If your MySQL database has been corrupted or you don't have access to it any longer, you may get this error when you try to acce...
Read this complete Knowledgebase articles and know how to configure IIS to serve web fonts. If you are embedding true type fonts in your webpages, you must add a mime type to IIS to enable support of Firefox. By default IIS has EOT and TTF files in th...
Read the full knowledgebase articles and know how to connect RDP when your local computer is a member of a domain. When you connect via RDP and your local computer is a member of a domain, it will automatically pass that domain as part of the administra...
Read the full article and know how to restore a Windows 2012 backup of the operating system taken to a second hard drive. If you have a SATA backup drive and have been taking Windows backups to it, then need to restore your system drive, you need to foll...
Read this knowledge base article & know how to clean up disk space on windows & free it by removing outdated updates. If your Windows installation is using a lot of disk space for the system, you can easily clean it up and free disk space by removing ou...
If you are using a Mac you can grab the Remote Desktop connection. Know how to use RDP on MAC. If you are using a Mac you can grab the Remote Desktop connection client here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=18140 [https://www.mic...
Receive an error when you try to install roles/features, know the solution to read the article. Sometimes you receive an error when you try to install roles/features. This can occur for many reasons, but primarily it occurs due to lack of available memo...
Keep your licensing up to date in your system if have an existing VPS & exchange installed. Learn to manage your exchange licenses. PORTAL LOGIN EXPLAINED If you login to the portal website using your email address and account level password you can a...
Read this full knowledgebase articles and know how to install .NET 3.5 on Windows 2012 R2. To install .NET 3.5 you need to do the following 1. Mount the Windows 2012 R2 DVD, see: https://www.vpsblocks.com.au/support/Knowledgebase/Article/View/33/0/mou...
If you are having trouble making a connection to your VPS with remote desktop, read this article to fix the issue. If you are having trouble making a connection to your VPS with remote desktop, and it starts to make a connection then fails, the reason i...
If you are running Outlook on your VPS & trying to connect to an Exchange server & the connection is failing. Read to fix the error If you are running Outlook on your VPS and trying to connect to an Exchange server and the connection is failing. The pro...
Read this full knowledgebase articles and know how do I activate Windows 2008 in easiest way. All Windows systems automatically come pre-loaded with an activation key. Activation will occur automatically within 30 days of your VPS being provisioned, so ...
This article tells how to extend a partition in Windows 2003. Follow this step and do yourself. To extend a partition in Windows 2003 you need to use the command utility DISKPART. Firstly, note you can ONLY extend the last volume on a disk. Open a c...
Windows by default stores all files you have ever replaced by updates so you can rollback / uninstall updates if you need to. This is largely unnecessary as it's very very rare for you to need to uninstall an update or service pack. This can take up qui...
* Login to the VPSBlocks portal and go to VPS Management * Select the Windows Standard 2012 Server DVD * Load the console on a separate browser window * Reboot the server, and in the console make sure you press a key to boot from the DVD * From ...
If you have asked us to create a private network for internal traffic this will be provided using DHCP. However, so the network is private it requires an internal gateway, which can disrupt outgoing connections from your VPS (as it will have 2 gateways). ...
If you have more than 4GB of RAM on your Windows system, and task manager is reporting only 4GB usable, with a large portion of 'hardware reserved' RAM, you may need to check a setting in the msconfig tab. 1. Click start 2. Type msconfig 3. Go under...