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Setup self-signed certificate on IIS 6

Create a self-signed SSL certificate with SelfSSL from the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit. The IIS 6.0 Resource Kit contains a utility called SelfSSL.exe for quickly and easily creating and installing a self-signed certificate into IIS 6 for Windows 2003 or XP. Download IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools Install the resource kit Go to Programs IIS Resources SelfSSL and select “SelfSSL” […]

Building the Perfect Backtrack 4 USB Thumb Drive

This post will show you how to build a USB thumb drive with the following features: Persistent Changes Nessus and NessusClient installed Encryption configured for storing data Tools and Supplies USB thumbdrive – minimum capacity 4GB BackTrack 3 CDROM, BackTrack 4 DVD or an additional USB thumbdrive (minimum 2GB) – Used to partition the thumbdrive. Optional: UNetbootin – A […]

How to Install and Configure IIS 7 FTP Publishing Service

The new FTP Publishing Service 7.5 has been rewritten for Windows Server 2008 and lot of new futures and additions included. (Integration with IIS 7, FTP over SSL (from v7.0), Improved Logging, etc..) Prerequisites1. Internet Information Services 7.0 installed.2. Windows Server 2008 or Vista.3. Download FTP Publishing Service 7.5 Microsoft FTP Service 7.5 for IIS 7.0 (x86) Microsoft […]

IIS Web Deployment Tool

The Web Deployment Tool simplifies the migration, management and deployment of IIS Web servers, Web applications and Web sites. Administrators can use command-line scripting with the Web Deployment Tool to synchronize IIS 6.0 and IIS 7.0 servers or to migrate an IIS 6.0 server to IIS 7.0. The Web Deployment Tool also enables administrators and delegated users to […]

Microsoft SSL Diagnostics

A common problem for administrators of IIS servers is configuring and troubleshooting SSL enabled websites. To assist in administrators efforts, Microsoft has designed a tool – SSL Diagnostics – to aid in quickly identifying configuration problems in the IIS metabase, certificates, or certificate stores. This tool allows users to review configuration information in a easy to read view […]

List of Internet Acronyms & Text Message Jargon

With millions of people texting regularly, it’s no wonder you’ve seen this cryptic looking code! Commonly used wherever people get online — whether by text message, IM, SMS, email, cell phone, iPhone, Blackberry, PDA, etc. — and as seen on blogs, chat rooms, Web sites, games, and newsgroup postings — these abbreviations are used by people to correspond […]

Glossary of Amazon EC2 terms

Amazon machine image (AMI)An Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is an encrypted machine image stored in Amazon S3. It contains all the information necessary to boot instances of your software. Amazon EBSA type of storage that enables you to create volumes that can be mounted as devices by Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS volumes behave like raw unformatted external […]