How to Install WordPress on Windows Server

Having spent most of life using Microsoft operating systems, such as Windows, I am very familiar with the architecture.  However, there are times when it is beneficial to install other applications and technologies that are not native to Windows. One such application is WordPress.  It has quickly made a name as the foremost leader in content management systems (CMS), starting

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Windows Update Through WSUS Breaks After Cloning Server

In today’s rapid world of Information Technology, there is an increased demand to quickly spin up servers.  If you deploy Windows servers from a template or cloning, however, there is an issue that can show up when trying to patch these servers when using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The biggest symptom that I encountered was the server disappears from

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How to Test Windows Server Crashes, Hangs, and Kernel Memory Leaks

An often overlooked responsibility of any good systems administrator is testing as many aspects as possible of a production environment before there is an issue.  These tests help ensure that everything is functioning as expected. Here is a common list of tasks that should be tested on a regular basis: Restores – To ensure that your backups are working properly,

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