Tips and Tricks

Password Protecting Directories on Windows Servers

Well it has been a while since I added any articles to the site. Before I get on with the article let me first announce that Schwarz Network has opened a forum for you to get help with your Windows Server problems.

You can find the forum at Windows Server Forums

Password protecting websites, directories and files on Windows 2003 Servers is very easy. It only takes a couple clicks and it’s done. For users to access the protected areas they’ll need to have an account on the server. There are ways to avoid this by using Passport authorization, but for this article we’ll use Integrated Windows authentication.

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Backing Up Your Data With cwRsync and sync2nas

One of the most crucial tasks facing an admin is backing up your data. Many admins work very hard at keeping the servers running at peak performance and keeping the software up to date. However, many forget the most important task. Backing up the data. Yes we all sometimes forget to do a daily data backup. I used to forget about backing up the data daily until one of the databases became corrupt and unusable. I had to roll back to data that was over a month old losing hundreds of users and thousands of posts. There are many automated tools to help us with the task. This article will explain how I use rsync for Windows and sync2nas to do a nightly backup of all my data.

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