53806_FAQ: DataBank Windows OS Procedures and Services

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Windows OS Procedures and Services

  • How to login via Remote Desktop
  • IIS for Web Servers Servers – Introduction and site setup tutorial
    • How to create a new site
    • .NET - Configuration Setup in IIS
    • Default Website - Do Not Delete
  • Filezilla FTP – Introduction and user management tutorial
  • Active Directory


How to Login via RDP

If you have a Windows Server with DataBank, you'll most likely administer the system with Remote Desktop. Remote Desktop comes pre-installed on most Windows systems. If you are connecting from a Mac OS X machine, a download link to the Microsoft client is provided in the tutorial below:


IIS for Web Servers – Introduction and Site Setup Tutorial

Internet Information Services (IIS) is a web server created by Microsoft for use with Microsoft Windows. IIS serves information over networks via HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, SMTP and NNTP.  View the following KB's below to create a new site within IIS.

Create a new site in IIS6: https://kb.databank.com/KnowledgebaseArticle53116.aspx

Create a new in site in IIS7: https://kb.databank.com/KnowledgebaseArticle53188.aspx


How to configure the ASP.NET version for your site inIIS:

ASP.NET is a free web framework from Microsoft, used for building web sites and web applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

IIS .Net configuration:

Change .Net Settings in IIS7: https://kb.databank.com/KnowledgebaseArticle53805.aspx


Default IIS website and server monitoring:

We provide web server monitoring to every server we setup by default. On a Windows IIS server, we configure a default website to enable us to monitor the health of the web service. We ask that no changes be made to the default website (which is identified in the IIS site list as‘Default Website’) as this will break the monitoring set up for your server. If you find you need to bind the default server IP address to one of your websites in IIS, please make sure that you configure the host headers appropriately so our default website is set up on the default IP without host headers and will conflict with other sites set up on that IP if host headers are not defined. You can review the links above on how to set up a site in IIS to see how to configure the host headers for your site.

For more information on our default monitoring setup, seethe following link: https://kb.databank.com/KnowledgebaseArticle53522.aspx

Filezilla FTP – introduction and user management tutorial

FileZilla Server is a server that supports FTP and FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS), which provides secure encrypted connections to the server.

FileZilla supports SSL, the same level of encryption supported by web browsers, to protect data transmission. It also supports on-the-fly data compression, which can improve transfer rates.

See the following KB on how to add or update an FTP user with FileZilla: https://kb.databank.com/KnowledgebaseArticle53073.aspx


Active Directory

Active Directory (AD) is a technology created by Microsoft to provide network services including LDAP directory services,Kerberos based authentication, DNS naming, secure access to resources, and more. Active Directory uses a single Jet database which a variety of services and applications can use to access and store a variety of information. ActiveDirectory is used by system administrators to store information about users,assign security policies, and deploy software. AD is used in many different types and size of environments from the very small (a dozen users) to hundreds of thousands of users in a global environment.

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