Remove X-Powered-By: ASP.NET HTTP Response Header

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Quite a few people have asked how to remove the default HTTP Response Headers of IIS6 and IIS7. It’s very easy, actually. You can have some fun with it too (bottom). Remove, Edit or Add HTTP Response Headers in Windows 2003 IIS6 Open the IIS Management Console. Right-click on “Websites” and select “Properties.” Click on the “HTTP Headers”… Read more »

Block IP Addresses using IP Security Policy in Windows Server 2003

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Most System Administrators use a hardware firewall to block IP addresses from accessing their network. Co-located servers do not always have the advantage of utilizing a hardware firewall. Software firewalls can often be expensive. As you may already know, Windows 2003 lets administrators control IP access from the configuration panels in SMTP and IIS, among… Read more »

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Released and RTM Trial Available

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Well, it is here. Exchange 2010 has been released, and there is a 120-day trial available at Microsoft. Of course, if you have a technet subscription, you won’t need the trial. The trial is the final version (14.00.0639.021), released 11/09/09, while the Virtual HDD version is still the RC dated 10/12/09.

Using Taskkill to End Tasks (and end Task Manager)

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A few days ago I was faced with the issue of Task Manager not responding…so how would I kill tasks…or, how do I kill Task Manager? Not too many people know about taskkill, the command prompt’s End Task equivalent. In my particular case I used: taskkill /f /im Taskmgr.exe If you are unsure of the… Read more »

Computers and Capital Cost Allowance for Canada

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Here’s a bit of info for the Canadian IT sector: In the new budget the Capital Cost Allowance for computer hardware has been temporarily increased to 100% (from 50%). This allows businesses to write-off 100% of the cost of computer hardware purchased between Jan 27th 2009 and Feb 1st 2011. What does this mean for… Read more »