Autoconfigure Scripts for Proxy Settings

PROXY.PAC Files Several of my clients have asked for a way to have browsers automatically pick up proxy settings if the PC (usually a laptop) is on the local LAN, but not use a proxy server if the PC is not on the local LAN. For instance, moving a laptop from a home network with …

Backing up your IIS 6.0 Metabase

In previous versions of Internet Information Services (IIS) configurations were stored in the registry.  Part of IIS 6.0’s rebuilding was changing where the configuration is stored, which is now a file named MetaBase.xml in your \WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv directory.  Sure, you can copy that file (and possibly MBSchema.bin.00000000h) to a separate directory, but a smarter way to …

How can I configure an IIS computer to be a Smart Host for my Exchange Server?

It may be necessary to configure a Windows 2000 server to relay or act as a smart host for security reasons, such as in a perimeter network scenario (also known as DMZ, demilitarized zone, and screened subnet) when you do not want to have a server that participates in domain security available on the Internet …

configure my website to use SSL

By default, web browsing is being performed by use of the HTTP protocol, i.e. a connection between the client computer (using a web browser) to the web server (using IIS, Apache or any other sort of web server program). HTTP relies on TCP (Transmition Control Protocol) and uses port 80 on the listening server. Full …