This short tutorial will shows you how to install VirtualBox guest additions on Windows. Guest additions consist of device drivers and system applications that optimize the guest operating system for better performance and usability.
In this tutorial we are using windows server 2016, however this guide should work on most versions of Windows.
First click on Devices and then click insert Guest Additions CD Image
Next navigate to Computer / this PC
Now double click on VirtualBox Guest Additions
We then clicked on the VBoxWindowsAdditions-amd64 (if you are running a 32bit system you can select the 32 bit version)
Then simply step through the wizard to complete the installation.
When prompted reboot the system when it is fully rebooted you will have guest additions installed.
The Java keytool allows your to generate certs that you can use with applications such as Tomcat. The below tutorial will show you how to generate a self signed cert that you can use with your applications.
It starts from the very beginning and shows you how to install Java, set up a key store and generate your jks cert.
Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) is designed to protect a server from dangerous websites capable to infect system with malware. However it is extremely restrictive and can make many tasks extremely tedious. You can disable it by following the below steps.
Click the start menu and search for server manager
Click on the server manager to open it.
When it opens click on Local Server.
Click on beside IE Enhanced Security Configuration.
In the screen that appears select Off for Administrators and Users. and click OK.
Restart Internet explorer for your changes to take affect.
If you have a server that’s available over a network it’s generally a good idea to disable root access over ssh.
The reason for this, is that, scripts run attempting to access your server and these scripts use the root username to try and log in. A simple way to protect yourself is to simply disable root access via SSH.
We will first create a standard user account that we’ll use to administer our system.
Run the command:
Next we’ll set a password for the user
Now let’s give the account admin permissions:
Add the following line to the file:
darren = ALL=(ALL) ALL
Now lets stop root from accessing the server via ssh:
Edit the line:
To make it read:
Now restart SSH:
service sshd restart.
Next make sure your you can ssh into the account you created:
Run a command with sudo to insure you have sudo access
Once you have confirmed you can exit the server knowing that root access is now disabled for the server.