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In Windows, you can enable 'Audit Policies' for certain events that the operating system detects. One such audit policy is to audit any login/logoff events that occur on your server. This can be a good way to log what accounts are logging into your server, when, and from...

Monitoring your server resources is a critical part of server management. This guide will show you how to monitor different resources on your server and identify when it may be time to think about upgrading to get more resources. How to Access the Resource Monitor in Windows...

By default, Hostwinds Windows Cloud VPSes do not have audio enabled. This guide will demonstrate how simple it is to enable this feature to allow you to hear audio playing on your server. If you require logging into a Windows Server, please see our guide for connecting using...

Windows's built-in FTP does not support secure FTP, making Filezilla Server an option to support secure FTP. It also offers a simpler user management that is presented upfront on the server application's interface. While it is not a better solution to the IIS FTP role, it is...

With Windows, Microsoft pushes updates to the operating system fairly frequently. These updates often include important aspects such as security updates, which it is highly recommended you install. However, by default, Windows updates will automatically download and install...

To continue with this guide, you will want to have installed Virtualmin on your Cloud/VPS or Dedicated Server. The installation may take up to 10 minutes to complete. Still, after it does, you can move on to the Post-Installation Wizard by logging into Virtualmin using http:...

This guide will explain how to allow multiple sessions in a Windows VPS. A common usage case for this would be to allow a developed application or a remotely accessed support desktop. Additionally, there will be some information on where to purchase the RDS CAL license...

This article shows you how to take more control over how Windows processes updates, including having them set to download and install automatically, having the updates download, or having the updates only run when manually selected. This can be very important as updates can...

So you're ready to start configuring your Windows Server 2016 system, but you don't know where to start? A good place to start would be the Add Roles and Features Wizard. The Add Roles and Features Wizard is a powerful tool that allows you to install and initialize the...

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is an updated version and a powerful operating system capable of many different, highly customizable roles and functions. However, to prevent overloading the hardware and severely degrading the performance of the hardware, Windows Server 2016...

After choosing to install IIS on your Hostwinds Windows 2016 VPS, you will want to configure your website for IIS. Read through the following guide to learn how to configure your website on your Windows Cloud server easily. We do offer our Windows VPS clients the option to...

This guide will go over some common ways to customize your Windows Instance and then use it as a template for your next one to ten Instances. This is a huge time saver, and once you customize your VPS, create a snapshot, convert that into a template, you can use this...

When your Windows computer runs low on system memory, it can use the page file as an additional memory resource to help load additional files and programs. This additional memory, known as page file, comes from your hard drive storage and is slower than standard system...

This guide will show you how to access another computer with Chrome Remote Desktop. By following this guide, you will access files and applications on another computer over the internet using a computer or mobile device. Set Up Remote Access Step 1: Download the Chrome...

By default, Hostwinds does not block any ports on your VPS. However, this article will discuss the Windows built-in firewall and how to open and close ports. This article is intended for Hostwinds clients who need to open or block a port to their Windows VPS, and we will go...

Sometimes when a Windows VPS instance is created, the text can appear rough or off in appearance. This article intends to provide options to edit your browser window's appearance and correct possible font issues. The steps in this guide are in regards to adjusting settings...