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Hosted Exchange

The following steps are required to configure Microsoft Exchange Activesync on a Windows Phone:
1. Locate the Settings options from within your application menu.

2. Select Email + Accounts.

3. Select Add an Account.

4. Select...
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Linux Tools

You've built your base server and are about to take an image of it.  If only there were some way to know whether the RackConnect portion of the build process would succeed before you spent the time necessary to create the image...
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Windows Tools

You've built your base server and are about to take an image of it.  If only there were some way to know whether the RackConnect portion of the build process would succeed before you spent the time necessary to create the image...
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Can you use your Rackspace Cloud Server as a Mail Server?
Since Rackspace uses dynamically assigned IP addresses for Cloud Servers, the IP space has been declared unfit for email use. This means that major blacklist providers...
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When you purchase an additional IPv4 address for your Windows Cloud Server, follow these simple steps to configure it properly.

From the Start Menu, open the Network Control Panel.



Open the Network and Sharing Center...
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This article shows you how to connect and log in to your Windows Cloud Server using the Remote Desktop (RDP) connection client.  It is also easy to use the drives and resources from your local Windows machine in your RDP session...
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Migrations

The following video will present an overview of the process used to perform an application level migration of the IIS 7.X running configuration, MSSQL and all associated data to open cloud windows server. 
 
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Linux MySQL

 
Cloud Sites currently supports the following versions of the software:
 
Technology
Versions Supported

Linux


PHP


5.3 and 5.4


Apache


2.2


MySQL


5.0, 5.1


Windows


ASP.NET


2.0, 3.5 SP1, 4.0, and 4.5


Windows...
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MSSQL

 
Cloud Sites currently supports the following versions of the software:
 
Technology
Versions Supported

Linux


PHP


5.3 and 5.4


Apache


2.2


MySQL


5.0, 5.1


Windows


ASP.NET


2.0, 3.5 SP1, 4.0, and 4.5


Windows...
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FTP

 
Cloud Sites currently supports the following versions of the software:
 
Technology
Versions Supported

Linux


PHP


5.3 and 5.4


Apache


2.2


MySQL


5.0, 5.1


Windows


ASP.NET


2.0, 3.5 SP1, 4.0, and 4.5


Windows...
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IIS and ASP.NET

 
Cloud Sites currently supports the following versions of the software:
 
Technology
Versions Supported

Linux


PHP


5.3 and 5.4


Apache


2.2


MySQL


5.0, 5.1


Windows


ASP.NET


2.0, 3.5 SP1, 4.0, and 4.5


Windows...
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In this guide we will discuss the different Web Technologies available to you on The Rackspace Cloud Sites. We'll take a look at using Linux technologies as well as ASP/.NET. We'll also briefly learn how Cloud Sites can be...
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These are sample connection strings for MSSQL Server 2005, MSSQL Server 2008, and MySQL from ASP or ASP.NET.

Contents
1 Important Note
2 Microsoft SQL 2005 & 2008
2.1 SQL Native Client
2.2 SQLNCLI
2.3 SQLOLEDB

3 MySQL
3.1...
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These are sample connection strings for MSSQL Server 2005, MSSQL Server 2008, and MySQL from ASP or ASP.NET.

Contents
1 Important Note
2 Microsoft SQL 2005 & 2008
2.1 SQL Native Client
2.2 SQLNCLI
2.3 SQLOLEDB

3 MySQL
3.1...
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Contents

1 The IIS 7 URL Rewrite Module

1.1 Example #1


1.2 Example #2


1.3 Example #3


1.4 Example #4


1.5 References



2...
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You can enable detailed error messages for your classic ASP site defaulted to Windows/IIS by using a web.config file with the following code. This is useful in diagnosing issues with a site but for security reasons should be...
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You can enable custom error messages for your ASP .NET application defaulted to Windows/IIS by using a web.config file with a "customErrors" setting configured.
We have included example web.config files below.  For more detailed...
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You can change the default index file for your site defaulted to Windows/IIS by using a web.config file with the following:

<configuration>
<system.webServer>
<defaultDocument>
<...
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On the ASP.NET platform, it's not uncommon to use a third-party assembly to make features accessible from your code that you find useful, but that may not be available from the .NET framework. To do this, you deploy the module in...
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NOTE: This article is written for our Classic Cloud Cloud Control Panel. You can access this interface from the New Cloud Control Panel by clicking your username in the upper-right of the control panel and selecting "Classic...
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If you would like to add an additional extension or change the mimetype for an extension, please always use the following code:
<configuration>
<system.webServer>
<staticContent>
<remove...
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Custom 404's can be set for ASP and .NET sites by adding the following code to the bottom of the web.config file before the final </configuration>. You will need both options to redirect all 404's.
Classic ASP and Static...
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Custom 404's can be set for ASP and .NET sites by adding the following code to the bottom of the web.config file before the final </configuration>. You will need both options to redirect all 404's.
Classic ASP and Static...
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HttpHandlers in Integrated Mode
If your website is running in integrated mode, you may have noticed your HttpHandlers no longer function even though they are set in your web.config.

Explanation
This is actually the expected...
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Linux and PHP

 
Cloud Sites currently supports the following versions of the software:
 
Technology
Versions Supported

Linux


PHP


5.3 and 5.4


Apache


2.2


MySQL


5.0, 5.1


Windows


ASP.NET


2.0, 3.5 SP1, 4.0, and 4.5


Windows...
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In this guide we will discuss the different Web Technologies available to you on The Rackspace Cloud Sites. We'll take a look at using Linux technologies as well as ASP/.NET. We'll also briefly learn how Cloud Sites can be...
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Other Mail Servers

Can you use your Rackspace Cloud Server as a Mail Server?
Since Rackspace uses dynamically assigned IP addresses for Cloud Servers, the IP space has been declared unfit for email use. This means that major blacklist providers...
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Windows Server 2008


When you purchase an additional IPv4 address for your Windows Cloud Server, follow these simple steps to configure it properly.

From the Start Menu, open the Network Control Panel.



Open the Network and Sharing Center...
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This article shows you how to connect and log in to your Windows Cloud Server using the Remote Desktop (RDP) connection client.  It is also easy to use the drives and resources from your local Windows machine in your RDP session...
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DNS


When you purchase an additional IPv4 address for your Windows Cloud Server, follow these simple steps to configure it properly.

From the Start Menu, open the Network Control Panel.



Open the Network and Sharing Center...
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RDP - Remote Desktop

This article shows you how to connect and log in to your Windows Cloud Server using the Remote Desktop (RDP) connection client.  It is also easy to use the drives and resources from your local Windows machine in your RDP session...
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Windows Server 2003

This article shows you how to connect and log in to your Windows Cloud Server using the Remote Desktop (RDP) connection client.  It is also easy to use the drives and resources from your local Windows machine in your RDP session...
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Note:  Rackspace no longer offers Cloud Servers with Windows 2003, but these instructions are here for legacy support purposes.

Windows 2003
Click on Start > Control Panel > Windows Firewall

 
This will open the Windows...
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Windows Firewall


Note:  Rackspace no longer offers Cloud Servers with Windows 2003, but these instructions are here for legacy support purposes.

Windows 2003
Click on Start > Control Panel > Windows Firewall

 
This will open the Windows...
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Creating an Inbound Port Allow Rule
1. Launch Windows Firewall with Advanced Security by clicking on Start > Administrative Tools > Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

2. Select Inbound Rules in the left pane and...
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Creating an Inbound Predefined Allow Rule
1. Launch Windows Firewall with Advanced Security by clicking on Start > Administrative Tools > Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

2. Select Inbound Rules in the left pane...
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Uncategorized

Microsoft is currently on a comprehensive once-a-month release of security updates. Microsoft releases updates on the second Tuesday of each month. Immediately after each Microsoft release, Rackspace will proceed to test the...
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NOTE: This article is written for our Classic Cloud Control Panel. You can access this interface from the New Cloud Control Panel by clicking your username in the upper-right of the control panel and selecting "Classic Cloud...
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NOTE: This article is written for our Classic Cloud Control Panel. You can access this interface from the New Cloud Control Panel by clicking your username in the upper-right of the control panel and selecting "Classic Cloud...
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Rescue Mode is a maintenance state that can allow you access to an unresponsive server.  You would use this in order to fix configuration problems, or to copy your data and move it to another server.  
When you enter your server...
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Contents
1 Introduction
2 Getting Started
3 Windows Firewall
4 Internet Information Services
5 Microsoft SQL Server
6 Terminal Services


Introduction
What are Cloud Servers?
Cloud Servers SLA
Cloud Servers FAQ

Getting Started...
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You can use the following code saved into a file with a .asp extension to test CDONTS functionality:
<%
Dim myMail
Set myMail = Server.CreateObject ("CDONTS.NewMail")
myMail.From = "webmaster@example.com"
myMail.To = "nobody@...
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We provide an ASP component installed on all the web servers that allows uploading files using classic asp. This component is called Persits AspUpload. If you want to upload files without giving public write, you can impersonate...
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Note:  Rackspace no longer offers Cloud Servers with Windows 2003, but these instructions are here for legacy support purposes.
 
Installing IIS (IIS 6.0) on a Windows Server 2003

This article walks through setting up IIS 6.0...
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Microsoft .NET

These are sample connection strings for MSSQL Server 2005, MSSQL Server 2008, and MySQL from ASP or ASP.NET.

Contents
1 Important Note
2 Microsoft SQL 2005 & 2008
2.1 SQL Native Client
2.2 SQLNCLI
2.3 SQLOLEDB

3 MySQL
3.1...
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Custom 404's can be set for ASP and .NET sites by adding the following code to the bottom of the web.config file before the final </configuration>. You will need both options to redirect all 404's.
Classic ASP and Static...
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Apache

You can change the default index file for your site defaulted to Windows/IIS by using a web.config file with the following:

<configuration>
<system.webServer>
<defaultDocument>
<...
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If you would like to add an additional extension or change the mimetype for an extension, please always use the following code:
<configuration>
<system.webServer>
<staticContent>
<remove...
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Managed Service Level

The Rackspace Managed Cloud Service Level provides support beyond the standard Infrastructure Service Level, including direct assistance with resizes, snapshots, host machine issues, monitoring, adding and removing servers, and...
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- Getting Started -

NOTE: This documentation refers to a feature that is no longer available for Cloud Sites.  This article is here for the purpose of legacy support only.
 
See the following PDF documentation:
·       Setting Up Windows Mail (IMAP...
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