Windows Server

Windows Server

Process pending SSL cert request and install certificate on Windows 2003 (IIS6)

Issue: You need to process a pending SSL certificate request by installing the completed cert downloaded from your certificate authority. Solution: Follow the below instructions for Windows 2003 IIS 6 to install your certificate and complete your pending certificate request. Note: These steps assume you have already successfully generated a CSR and submitted it to your chosen third party certificate authority. Steps: Go back into IIS Manager, expand Web Sites, right click Default Website, Read more [...]

How to create a CSR in Windows 2003 IIS 6

Issue: You need to create a certificate request as part of the process in obtaining an SSL certificate Solution: Follow the steps below to create your CSR and submit to your Certificate Authority. If you haven't already, you need to purchase an SSL certificate credit from your Third Party Certificate Authority (like GoDaddy, Geotrust, or Comodo). Open IIS Manager, expand Web Sites, right click Default Website, click properties. Click Directory Security > Server Certificates Read more [...]

How to create an SSL Certificate Request in IIS 7.5 (Windows 2008 R2)

Issue: You need to obtain a third party SSL certificate Solution: The steps below show you how to create a cert request in Windows 2008 R2 which you will submit to your third party certificate authority (GoDaddy, Comodo, etc).  Note, you'll need to buy a 'certificate credit' from the third party Certificate Authority (CA) of your choice and then you can run through the below steps to generate a CSR, submit it to your CA, and download your completed SSL Certificate. Click Start > Administrative Read more [...]

The Patch of Doom: MS16-072

Microsoft patch MS16-072 has been reported to cause numerous problems related to Group Policy when applied to desktops and servers.  Issues reported have to do with hidden drives becoming unhidden as well as drive mapping and printing issues. Upon my initial review it looks like the problems may all be related to people having the security setup of their Group Policies not adhere to best practice.  Specifically: Authenticated Users group needs Read Permissions on the Group Policy Object Read more [...]