Install IIS Manager in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Learn how to install and configure IIS Manager (InetMgr) for Remote Administration of your Windows Server IIS web server, in Windows 11/10. You can use IIS Manager to administer various components of your website through a graphical user interface (GUI), if it’s hosted in IIS. This post also shows how to install IIS Web Management Service (WMSVC) on Server Core using PowerShell.
Delete saved RDP credentials from Windows 10 Credentials Manager, using cmdkey
If you want to quickly delete all saved Remote Desktop credentials from your Windows 10 Credentials Manager, here is how. Execute the cmdkey command in an elevated cmd.exe terminal
Getting more out your Windows Performance Counters monitoring for web applications – part 3
This is part 3 about Zabbix monitoring for your websites and ASP.NET applications in IIS. This time I’ll show you how to get data from Win32_PerfRawData_PerfProc_Process counter, fast, for everey application pool This counter is notorious for its slowness, but you can get data a bit faster. IIS AppPool Insights in Zabbix – because there is always more than one way.
ASP.NET web application monitoring in Zabbix, part 2
When you host multiple websites in IIS, and you need to monitor them, Zabbix is one of your options. In Zabbix, you can take advantage of Windows Servers performance counters using perf_counter and perf_counter_en. In this article, I’ll show you some important Windows performance counters to monitor your ASP.NET web application in Zabbix.
Monitor IIS application pools in Zabbix, part 1
Zabbix can harnas the powers of WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) to query the Windows system for data. In Zabbix you use wmi.getall for this. Here is a small introduction to query the number of running w3wp.exe processes per IIS application pool in Zabbix.
Disable Joomla Contacts component (com_contact) in MySQL / phpMyAdmin
How-to disable Joomla’s built-in contact forms component and its ability to send a copy to the sender, directly in your MySQL database using phpMyAdmin.
Disable WordPress XCloner Plugin logger in MySQL / phpMyAdmin
If XCloner Logger option is enabled, it will store a log file inside the xcloner-XXXXX folder inside the backup archive. The file is named xcloner-xxxxx.log. This can generate a huge amount of temporary files and log files on your file system. This short article provides you one SQL statement to disable XCloner log directly in your WordPress MySQL database, using phpMyAdmin.
Force HSTS in Apache .htaccess
Learn how to enable HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) in Linux Apache .htaccess. I wrote about enabling HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) in IIS earlier. But what about enabling HSTS in Apache .htaccess? Here is how.
Manually install OpenSSH in Windows Server
How to install OpenSSH Server in Windows Server Core using PowerShell. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to install Microsoft SSH Server in Windows Server 2022
Emulate ternary operator in PowerShell
Emulate ternary or conditional operator in PowerShell 5. It takes three operands: a condition followed by a question mark (?), then an expression to execute if the condition is truthy followed by a colon (:), and finally the expression to execute if the condition is falsy. This operator is frequently used as an alternative to an if…else statement.
How to remove IIS from Windows Server using PowerShell
No more need for Windows Server IIS? Want to remove IIS completely from Windows Server using PowerShell? Here is how. As a bonus, you’ll learn to create a backup first.
Force BITS to download WSUS updates in the foreground in Windows Server
When WSUS downloads are slow. WSUS uses BITS for downloading updates, and it does so in background mode. Unfortunately, this utilizes remaining bandwidth of the server instead of its full capacity. To speed up WSUS downloads, you can configure BITS in WSUS to use foreground.
Securing privileged access
Securing privileged access is a critical first step to establishing security assurances for business assets in a modern organization. The security of most or all business assets in an IT organization depends on the integrity of the privileged accounts used to administer, manage, and develop. Cyber-attackers often target these accounts and other elements of privileged access to gain access to data and systems using credential theft attacks
Hugo development environment in WSL 2
This post helps you in setting up an not-so-standard (but fun) development environment for your static site created in Hugo. This was how to install and configure Hugo for static site development in WSL on Windows 11/10.
Quickly view all symbolic links, junctions points and hard links in a folder
How to find all symbolic links, junction points and hard links in a folder in Windows Server quickly? Use dir /al /s /b, or LinkType in PowerShell