Windows Server


Know if disk is a SSD or normal HDD

  In many cases, we have found servers having mixed type of disks, SSD for operating systems and normal large HDD for storage, so how to differentiate which disk is SSD and which one is not? Here’s how it can be detected:     For Linux Operating Systems:     There are 2 methods:Method 1: Use of lsblk..Use command lsblk -o name,rota and it will give a block list with ROTA value as 1 or 0 (1 for Normal HDD and 0 for SSD).     NAME [...]


Major differences between Windows server 2008R2 and 2012

         When compared to Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 makes optimum use of the power, resources while taking security factors into the consideration. Companies have already preferred virtual platform over a physical one when it comes to money. Windows Server 2012 delivers flexibility, scalability, availability to work with the virtualized environment. The article written below lists the prominent comparison factors for these 2 server operating systems. Hardware Specifications Maximum hardware specification with windows Server 2012 provides 4x more [...]


FTP Error “530 Valid Hostname Is Expected”

When connecting to IIS7 ( Internet Information Server – the default web server for windows servers ) using FTP you get the following error. Response: 530 Valid hostname is expected. Error: Could not connect to server Reason When you set up name-based FTP services IIS7 wants the site name defined with the username so that IIS7 can associate the username with the site they wish to log in to. If you are having more than one FTP site on your VPS you will need [...]


Register 32-Bit Dynamic-Link Library (DLL) On 64-Bit Windows 2008 Server

Here is the method on how to register a 32-bit DLL file on a 64-BIT  Windows 2008 server. When you attempt to run Regsvr32.exe to register a 32-bit dynamic-link library (DLL) on a 64-bit version of Windows via command prompt, you may receive certain error messages, This behavior occurs because the Regsvr32.exe file in the System32 folder is a 64-bit version. When you run Regsvr32 to register a DLL, you are using the 64-bit version by default. So what you need [...]


Adding .svc Extension With IIS – Windows 2008

To verify that the svc file type is mapped correctly in IIS 7.0 1.         Open a command prompt window and type start inetmgr to open the Internet Information Services (IIS) MMC snap-in. 2.         In the left pane, expand the node with the computer’s name, then expand the Web Sites node, and then select the Default Web Site. 3.         Double-click Handler mappings in the Features View. 4.         In the list of application mappings, verify that the .svc file is mapped to the aspnet_isapi.dll. If the [...]


Website asking for Username and Password – Plesk Windows

Many times when you create a website from Plesk it works fine initially but suddenly one day you get a username and password prompt on your website and not allowing to browse the website which is very frustrating and annoying.  We have been gone through such issues quite enough so here is what you need to do. 1.) Check permissions for the domain. Open Plesk panel – Click the Domains shortcut in the navigation panel. Select the check box corresponding [...]


How to Enabling Parent Paths (IIS 6.0)

What is Enabling Parent Paths in IIS ? Windows is the most popular platform for the developments of the various web sites. It provides the various developers with the ability to design a site with the use of the windows operating system. This platform is widely accepted because of the different technologies that it supports. Some of the technologies supported compromise of COM, Active Server Pages ( ASP ) and the latest one in the row is .net. Windows hosting [...]