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Use you local server to replace the cloud with FRP.

Why am I doing this? I've been complaining: the public cloud is too expensive. A typical server costs about 150USD a month. And because I use a lot of Azure PaaS services, my current business needs to cause me to spend more than 500USD per month. In addition, the database and App Service are both costly. This practice proves: that using Azure is very expensive. So I've been thinking: I have a lot  …

IP bash Linux Windows Server Cloud FRP Network Port Firewall

Best practice after installing Windows Server | Why you should NEVER use 'Administrator' user?

This article helps you change the following items if your cloud provider didn't do that for you. Rename server, (optional) join AD domain. Create your own account instead of Administrator. Disable Administrator login. Change remote desktop default port. Disable IIS dangerous protocol. Install some very infrastructure tools. After you buying a Windows Server from some cloud provider, or just  …

Security Windows Server Cloud Configuration

Install WinGet on Windows Server

Before starting, you need to make sure that you are NOT running under Administrator account! Administrator account can NOT start store apps. After starting new Windows Server, start a new PowerShell session with Administrator privilege. Run the following commands: function Install-Package { param ( [string]$PackageFamilyName ) Write-Host "Querying latest $PackageFamilyName  …

PowerShell Windows Server Install Winget Automation

Install Windows 11 on Vultr cloud machine

In this blog, I gonna draft a solution for you to install any Windows OS on the Vultr cloud server.   Before starting Before starting, there are several points about why I choose Vultr and why you need to build a Windows 11 image on Vultr. Vultr is cheap Compared with other cloud service providers, Vultr is cheap. A 4GB RAM, 80GB SSD machine, costs about 24USD per month. While other platforms  …

PowerShell Windows Server Cloud Windows Windows 11 DISM Bcdedit Vultr Cloud PC

Enable PowerShell remoting for Windows Server machines

Like you can use SSH to execute remote command on a remote Linux machine and you can also execute remote PowerShell on a target Windows Server. To enable it with a self-signed certificate, execute the following command: (Execute it on your server) > Get-ChildItem WSMan:\Localhost\listener | Remove-Item -Recurse # Remove old listeners > Cert = New-SelfSignedCertificate -CertstoreLocation  …

PowerShell Windows Server Remote Management WMI

Setup auto-renew wildcard HTTPS certificate on Azure virtual machine

Sometimes we might need to host a website in Azure. And there are so many options, like storage account, app service. But none of those supports wildcard HTTPS and auto-renew. An ideal configuration shall be static which means that it will never crash even when no one maintains it. Auto-renew is a must-have feature for HTTPS. Luckily, I got a solution based on win-acme: https://github.com/win-  …

Azure Azure DNS Windows Server HTTPS Win-ACME Certificate letsencrypt ACME

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