Windows Server Security Best Practices

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Best Practices for Making Administrative Accounts More Secure ● Separate domain administrator and enterprise administrator roles. ● Separate user and administrator accounts. ● Use the Secondary Logon service. ● Run a separate Terminal Services session for administration. ● Rename the default Administrator account. ● Create a decoy Administrator account. ● Create a secondary Administrator account […]

Configuring Windows Server 2012 File Sharing

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Enable Network Discovery: In order to enable the Network Discovery on a domain make sure the following services are enabled and running: DNS Client Function Discovery Resource Publication SSDP Discovery UPnP Device Host   Setup File Sharing: Change Local Policy: Administrative Tools -> Local Security Policy -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> Network access: […]

HowTo: BSD/Win/Linux Throughput Optimization

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Original link: [HOWTO] BSD/Win/Linux Throughput Optimization   This post is copied from old FreeNAS forum , thanks to n9nu for their work: I have been asked many times how can bandwidth be increased when transferring very large files across my internal network (LAN). Some of the information here within can also be used when transferring […]

Windows 7 tweaks for gigabit ethernet speed

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Some universal tweaks which will help regardless of your nic/drivers: Disable RDC Go to “Programs and features” > “Turn Windows features on or off” > Uncheck Remote Differential Compression   Tune advanced card proprieties in device manager Make sure you have the most recent drivers for your network card.  Also verify you have the most […]