Is your IP address in my WordPress .htaccess block list? Here are IP addresses I block manually because of comment spamming.
Internet Information Services, the HTTP web service on Windows Server
3 Ways of blocking sendmail.php on IIS webserver
Here are 3 ways of blocking access to a PHP sendmail.php script on your Windows Server IIS webserver. This comes in handy if a websites on your webserver sends out spam and you need to block access to a script on a specific website or globally in IIS. You can use a web.config file for this purpose, and here is how.
How to add a trailing slash in Umbraco 8
This article shows you how to add a trailing slash to URL’s in Umbraco 8, using IIS URL Rewrite Module, without breaking the Umbraco backend. Forcing one particular URL avoids duplicate content, which is important for SEO.
Install and setup IIS Manager for Remote Administration in Windows Server IIS (step by step)
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.
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.
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.
Disallow direct access to PHP files in wp-content/uploads/
It’s recommended to disallow access to and execution of PHP files in wp-content/uploads folder. Preferably without the use of a security plugin. Blocking access to PHP files in WordPress wp-content/uploads folder is easily achieved with a .htaccess file on Linux Apache, or web.config accesssPolicy in Windows Server IIS, and here is how. Secure your WordPress site with this simple, yet effective, tip!
Basic Authentication module for Windows Server IIS 10
Basic Authentication managed HTTP module for IIS 10 with virtual users support. In my pursuit of a basic authentication alternative in IIS, other than the built-in Basic Authentication module or Helicon Ape, I came across Devbridge AzurePowerTools. It’s apparently one of few HTTP managed modules for IIS that enables HTTP Basic Authentication with support for virtual users.
IIS 10.0 FTP IP Security allow list
In this post I’ll show you how to configure an IP whitelist for IIS FTP Server using PowerShell iisadministration and webadministration modules. Secure your Windows Server FTP service (FTPSvc)
Removing phantom application folders from website configuration in IIS
how to remove phantom application folders from websites in IIS using PowerShell? Today I wanted to remove application folders from the website configuration in IIS whose physical path on the filesystem was removed. E.g when the application folder “/test1” in the website example.com should point to z:\sites\example.com\www\test1 but was removed. Here is now.
IIS backup and restore
How to easily backup and restore websites and IIS configuration using appcmd or PowerShell. If you are using Windows Server IIS as your web server software, it is important to make regular backups. Luckily, using appcmd or PowerShell, this is quite easy.
How to: Determine which .NET Framework versions are installed
Users can install and run multiple .NET Framework versions on their computers. When you develop or deploy your app, you might need to know which .NET versions are installed on the user’s computer. To get an accurate list of the .NET Framework versions installed on a computer, you can view the registry or query the registry in code. Note that the .NET Framework consists of two main components, which are versioned separatel
WsusPool keeps crashing: stops again and again
Sometimes you find your WSUS server keeps crashing over and over again. The WSUS application pool periodically stops, WSUS is unavailable and/or the WSUS management console hangs. When you start to investigate as to why Windows Server Update Services crashes, you notice the error messagesbeing logged in the HTTPErr log files. In the Eventlog you might find errors indicating that the WSUS administration console is unable to connect to WSUS Server via remote API. Sometimes clients checking for Windows Updates would quickly error out with a code 0x80244021, which indicates the inability to reach WSUS. Here is how to improve Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) availability.
What are 4 important security measures for Windows Server & IIS 10?
When you have just installed your new Windows Server, with or without IIS as web server, it is important to take a few extra security measurements. Securing your server is important to keep hackers out and your data safe. This article provides 4 key steps in strengthening your Windows Server web (IIS) or file server security.
Enable NTFS long paths GPO in Windows Server 2022, 2019 and Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 was finally released last week, meaning we can finally lift the idiotic 260 characters limitation for NTFS paths. In this post I’ll show you how to configure the Enable Win32 long paths setting for the NTFS file system, through Group Policy (a GPO). The NTFS long paths GPO is also still required for Windows Server 2022 and 2019.