Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Anywhere Access4-green-arrows

Anywhere Access is the mother of all VPN configurations. After completing a rather simple installation, you have a choice of browser based access to shared folders, a remote desktop session if you have administrator privileges, or you can link in using a traditional SSTP VPN connection. While rather simple installation may sound pompous to someone unfamiliar with server VPN configuration, comparatively speaking, it really is easy.

No client PC needs to be in a domain to use Anywhere Access. Read More –>

Windows Server 2012 Domain Certificateslock and key

You need SSL for secure web communication.  To configure SSL, you need to make or buy an SSL certificate. If you have no need to provide the outside world with secure web access, then it’s OK to make your own SSL certificate. Windows Server 2012 Essentials gives you a means to make your own SSL certificate quickly and easily.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials installs out of the box with several roles and features ready to go. Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) prompts you for various pieces of information during the initial configuration of Windows Server 2012 Essentials. Read More –>

Windows Server 2012 Secure WebDAVyin-yang

WebDAV allows you to securely transfer files across the internet between your local PC and your remote server as easily as copying to and from a locally attached USB drive. Windows Explorer is the tool of choice for making the file transfers.

Both Windows Server and Windows PC can become WebDAV servers. The installation process is nearly identical. Read More –>

Windows Server 2012 FTP Serverrr tracks

The process to add an FTP server to IIS is nearly identical on a PC and on Windows Server. It seemed redundant to put the same instructions in both locations. It also seemed like a bad idea to put them in only one spot and hope users of the other technology would find them.

So what you are looking for is located in the Windows Desktop section of the blog. Read More –>

Windows Server 2012 PPTP VPN


Many vendors offer customers the ability to build they very own PPTP VPN. You probably shouldn’t since they are no longer consider to be secure, but there’s no law that says you can’t. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and earlier version are no different. With only a little effort, you can use Windows Server 2012 to make your very own PPTP VPN server.Many of the steps here are identical to those you would perform if you were building a secure SSTP VPN on Windows Server 2012 and you chose not to use Anywhere Access to do it. Read More –>

Windows Server 2012 SSTP VPN

fortress03If you want to build a VPN to transfer files securely to and from your server and a remote location and you want to use Windows Server 2012, then an SSL oriented VPN will be method of choice. SSL is the same technology your bank, Amazon, and the rest of the world uses to keep communication over the internet private. SSL uses encryption technology.  Read More –>