Paying for web hosting isn't ideal in most situations. If you have your own website, hosting it yourself is very acceptable and easy to do, assuming your internet bandwidth permits. Most people want to run a personal site, nothing crazy, so hosting from home on low-bandwidth i ...more
Windows Home Server
Interested in installing Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) on a machine running Windows Server 2008 R2? This clip will show you how it's done. It's simple! So simple, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in ...more
Interested in using the Active Directory Administrative Center on a machine running Windows Server 2008 R2? This clip will show you how it's done. It's simple! So simple, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in j ...more
Want to play your video collection on any media extender, console or AppleTV? Step one is to get your movies off of the DVDs and onto your hard drive! If you're like most people you probably have a huge library of DVDs that you've bought and collected over the years. Unfortuna ...more
Interested in setting up an FTP server on a MS Windows PC? With Microsoft's IIS tools, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just under ten minutes. For more information, includin ...more
With the addition of the OpenSSH client and server in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you no longer have to rely on third-party programs to open an SSH server and connect to a Windows machine. While still a beta feature, this represents a long-overdue update fulfilling a ...more
Want to know how to map FTP server shortcuts on a MS Windows 7 PC? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just under five minutes. For more information, including step-by-step inst ...more
If you ever use NS lookup in Microsoft Windows Server 2008, you have to permit the machine running it to accept zone transfers. To do so, follow the instructions in this video. This video will show you how to use the name servers tab in DNS to allow machines to receive DNS loo ...more
Most of us stay with a certain computer operating system - or a specific version of that system - because it gives us a great amount of ease. But what if you're using an older edition and it's starting to look a bit, well, outdated? Make your Windows Server 2003 look newer by ...more
People are very opinionated about what version of Microsoft they like. Some people love the easy-to-use nature of classic Windows 2000 and stick with that, whereas others love the upgraded, super sleek Windows Vista version which has its faults but at least looks amazing. But ...more
A custom application directory partition is a method of dividing your DNS servers for replication, and allows replication to occur between domain controllers. This video shows you the process of setting up your own using Windows Server 2008, though it will also work for the 20 ...more
Installing Joomla on a Windows server can be tricky, on Windows running IIS even more so. Installing Joomla 1.5 in this scenario has caused many frustrations.In this video, we take the process step by step and jump over the hurdles that cause some people to wind up pulling the ...more
Use an old PC that has been setup as a server to perform helpful tasks such as backing up computers on your network, storing media files in a central location, share one printer with every computers computer in the house. Visit www.VitaminCM.com for the full article.
Looking for a primer on how to use the Hyper-V Manager built in to release 2 of Microsoft Windows Server 2008? Well, you're in luck, as this guide provides just that. For detailed information, including step-by-step instructions, and to get started using the MS Windows Server ...more
This video tutorial belongs to the software category which is going to show you how to set up a home server from behind a router using WAMP. You will need a free program called wampserver. Go to their website, download and install the program. Then click on the icon and click ...more
Get to know Microsoft Windows Server 2008 a little better by spending some quality time with this video. Learn about the start of authority tab in DNS, which includes a number of features, including serial numbers, time to live, responsible person, retry interval and others.
This video explains how to modify your DNS server to perform WINS lookups. Using Microsoft Windows Server 2008, you can perform WINS lookups across several networks which can resolve to a common resource. While Server 2008 cannot act as a WINS server, Server 2003 can.
This video explains the different kinds of zones you will come across in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 DNS. The video has practical step by step instructions to managing these zones, as well as understanding their different functions and uses, and covers replication.
You can create many types of domain name service records in Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Glue records, CNAME records, mail exchanger and many other types of records are possible. Follow the instructions in this video to learn how to manually create DNS records.
In this clip, you'll see how to install the DHCP role on Windows Server 2008 R2 and how to create a scope. It's easy! So easy, that this video tutorial can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in about five and a half minutes. For more information, includin ...more
Looking for a quick primer on how to redirect a folder on a computer running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2? Let this video be your guide. It's easy and this clip presents a complete, step-by-step overview of the process. For more information, including detailed instructions ...more
You may need to perform routine maintenance on your DNS server from time to time by clearing the cache. Servers keep records of the lookups they have performed, and when they become resolved records they can be cleared. Follow the instructions of this how to video to clear the ...more
A reverse lookup zone will allow you to translate IP addresses to fully qualified domain names (FQDN). This can be a tremendous help against phishing in large organization. Keep your network secure by creating a reverse lookup zone in Windows Server 2003 or 2008.
Decorating your home can be difficult for any first time home buyer. It requires patience, a good eye, and an idea of what kind of style(s) that you want to incorporate into your home. In this video tutorial, you'll be focusing on your windows and how to cover them using vinta ...more
Want to set up your own multiplayer server so you can play MineCraft with your friends? From the initial download to your first logon, this tutorial shows you how you can build and set up your own server for multiplayer Minecraft!
Remote desktop in windows is set up with these easy to follow steps. First go to your start menu this is in the bottom left corner of your desktop. In the start menu locate your control panel. In the control panel open up your systems folder. Once this is open click the remote ...more
Welcome back, hacker novitiates! In the next few hacks, we will be breaking into Windows servers. In this installment, we will learn to add ourselves as a user to a Windows 2003 server. Of course, when we have added ourselves as a user, we can come back any time and simply log ...more
Do you have an old PC sitting around somewhere in your garage? Want a dedicated audio server that will play back MP3s, Internet radio, and other digital music files over your home stereo system? This CNET video teaches you how to convert your old PC into an amazing server!
Have you ever wanted to make your own Minecraft server on Windows? This tutorial will teach you how, without having to download Hamachi. The whole process is a lot simpler than you might think, and it will only take a few minutes! You will need: Firefox web browser Computer ...more
Learn about assigning static IP addresses to a Windows 2003 server - a good idea if your server is constantly changing its IP address because of your DCHP server.
File Transfer Protocol, or FTP, is a network protocol made for transferring files in a client and host fashion over a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) network, such as the internet. FTP is integrated into most browsers, and you have probably used it before. It is a common w ...more
To do that click on tools in windows explorer and choose map network drive. Now click on "connect to a web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures" and then click on next and next. Now you have to type your internet or network address for example you type ft ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to set up a home group in Windows 7. Begin by clicking on the Start button and select Control Panel. Select Choose home group and sharing options, which is under Network and Internet. Click on the Create a home group button and select ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to install an FTP server on any Windows computer. First, go to the website zftp server. Now, download this and install it on your computer, downloading the free version. When you install it, choose a password and enter your information, then cont ...more
Learn how to make an e-mail server on your home computer to host your own web page and webmail service by following the steps outlined in this video tutorial. You will need a web server, an e-mail server, and a webmail interface. For the server, the most common program is Wamp ...more
When I left off on our last hack, we had hacked into the ubiquitous Windows Server 2003 server by adding ourselves as a user to that system so that we can return undetected at any time. The problem with this approach is that a sysadmin who is on their toes will note that a new ...more
Want to watch Internet television on your television? It can be done! And this home theatre how-to from the folks at CNET TV will show you how to do just that, integrating by integrating a Windows PC into your home entertainment center. For more information, including detailed ...more
When you try running Apache, Joomla, PHP and MySQL at the same time, you should expect a few hiccups. But there are ways to get them running smoothly and effortlessly together, and this video will outline the process of getting your Joomla Content Management system up and runn ...more
This video tutorial shows you how to use a free program to customize the HTC Home plug-in for Windows Mobile touchscreen devices. You can use any Windows Mobile cell phone or other device for this hack. YOu can run applications like Streaming Media on your HTC Home site from y ...more
This how-to video is about how to download and install Windows 7 operating system in the computer. To download and install Windows 7 for free just follow these steps: Two methods are available to download and install Windows 7, Let's see the first method now, Go to Google a ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to use the Home Group networking feature of Microsoft Windows 7 to easily share files and folders between two or more computers. This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more informa ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to convert a Microsoft Windows desktop or laptop computer into a personal web server (or webserver) with XAMPP, an Apache distribution that compes preloaded with PHP and MySQL. Whether you're new to the PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor scripting langu ...more
This video shows you how to install language packs on Windows 7. It can be a bit tricky to figure out where to download these language packs, but this video does a great job explaining where to go. The invitation key needed to access the downloads section on Microsoft's site i ...more
When you're out and about in the dangerous world of Wi-Fi, it's hard for the average computer user to stay protected, or even know what being protected entails. Little do most people know, Windows 7 has a built-in security that few people take advantage of: a VPN (Virtual Priv ...more
There are so many hackers around these days, and they are becoming very smart. So smart that they have successfully taken down many government websites. The most recent attack was on the Department of Justice (DOJ). To read about the history of these hackers, check out Wikiped ...more
In the previous article, we learned how to set up our VPS, configure our PHP server, and developed an in-depth understanding of how the payload works. With all that taken care of, we can get into disguising our payload to appear as an image and crafting the note in the greetin ...more
Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episode ...more
This time on the show, bypassing restrictive firewalls with a free and open source virtual private network server for Windows and Linux that will have you connecting back to the home or office with just a web browser! Best of all? It's free! Check out this video for detailed i ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to speed up the Internet connection on a PC running the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system by using custom external DNS servers. For more information, including a complete demonstration of the process and detailed, step-by-step instructions, wa ...more
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It's an encryption standard used on most sites' login pages to avoid their users' passwords being packet sniffed in simple plain-text format. This keeps the users safe by having all of that traffic encrypted over an "https" connection. So, w ...more
OTW's great Tutorial Hack Like a Pro: How to Save the World from Nuclear Annihilation gives me the inspiration to try this on Win7 sp1. I did this under Bugtraq 2 Black Widow but it works almost similar on Kali-Linux. Step 1: Start All Services Und Run Metasploit On bugtraq ...more
Welcome back, my fledgling hackers! Hacking has a long and storied history in the U.S. and around the world. It did not begin yesterday, or even at the advent of the 21st century, but rather dates back at least 40 years. Of course, once the internet migrated to commercial use ...more
Need to know how to get a Windows Server 2008 server ready for the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 service pack? This clip will show you how it's done. It's simple! So simple, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process ...more
VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is remote control software which allows you to view and fully interact with one computer desktop (the "VNC server") using a simple program (the "VNC viewer") on another computer desktop anywhere on the Internet. The two computers do ...more
Having an SSH or Secure SHell to tunnel your traffic through is something we have talked about many times at Null Byte. As we know, it allows us to securely route and encrypt our traffic through a remote server, effectively anonymizing us and protecting our traffic from all fo ...more
Welcome back, my hacker apprentices! I recently began a new series on digital forensics to show aspiring hackers what the forensic investigator can do and see while investigating a cyber attack. This is the second installment in that series and will focus upon network forensi ...more
Having access to your computer from your cell phone is an extremely useful feature. Whether you need to edit documents or send files that are on your home desktop, or you simply want to watch movies you have saved on your computer, access is key. Kind of makes you wish you co ...more
New to Ubuntu Linux? This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out this video tutorial on how to share files between Ubuntu (Host) & XP (Guest). VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for ente ...more
Want to share Internet connectivity between two computers without a wireless network but have an extra CAT5 ethernet cable? You're in luck. This home networking how-to will show you what to do to get your machines talking not only to one another but the web at large. Internet ...more
After years of being a PC technician and Windows System administrator, I had the blind hatred for Apple that I thought I was suppose to have. I swore that I'd never even touch an iPod, let alone buy an Apple product. But I found a new career that drug me out of the Windows ser ...more