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Eric S. Davis

Entries for the ‘Systems Administration’ Category

Configuring IIS FTP and Windows Firewall for Passive Connections

The FTP Server included in the Microsoft Server OS is a bit limited. Only direct connections are enabled by default. To allow passive FTP connections to your server you have to do some manual configuration of the IIS metabase, Windows Firewall (if enabled), and any hardware firewall that you may have in place. Unfortunately, in [...]

Using Vista Install Media to Perform a Complete Disk-to-Disk Copy

A co-worker recently brought this article to my attention. It’s a little-known trick to use the RoboCopy utility included on the Windows Vista installation media to perform a complete disk-to-disk copy between 2 hard disks – no need for Partition Magic or any other 3rd-party tool. Comes in really handy if you want to upgrade [...]