SQL Server Firewall Rule in Plesk on Windows server

Enable the firewall within Plesk then add the needed rules to Windows Firewall (set the IP’s can connect on tcp/1433). Plesk does not have the ability to set the IP’s or IP range. Resources http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/configuring-ms-sql-server-for-remote-access http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/creating-an-inbound-custom-allow-rule-for-windows-firewall-windows-2008

Change Windows Server 2008 Password

Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754651%28v=ws.10%29.aspx To change the Administrator password in Windows Server 2008 Log on to the computer using the Administrator account. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click User Accounts. In User Accounts, in Make changes to your user account, click Change your password. In Change your password, in CurrentRead More…

Sandworm Vulnerability Affects All Microsoft Operating Systems

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, iSIGHT Partners and Microsoft announced a Zero-Day vulnerability named “Sandworm” found in all versions of Microsoft Windows and Windows Server 2008 and 2012. The vulnerability has been exploited in a small number of cyberespionage attacks against NATO, energy companies, a US academic organization and manyRead More…

How to Setup and Configure the SMTP Service for Windows Server 2012

Source: http://blog.hyperfive.com/2013/07/how-to-setup-internal-smtp-service-for.html Also Configuring the server so you can send mail using mail.domain.com instead of ‘localhost’ or the server’s IP address. If you add the following line to the server’s hosts file it will map mail.domain.com to 127.0.0.1 which is localhost. Please note this would need to be done onRead More…