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Most Common Security Problems on Windows Servers

Windows is probably the most popular operating system used in today’s devices, apart from PCs there are also some smart phone and tablets that work on this program. However, just like any other digital systems that people use it is prone to errors and malfunctions. Below are some of the most common security problems on Windows servers.

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1. Security Certificate Windows Error

As a web server that supports Secure Sockets Layout protocol this program functions on a unique digital certificate platform, it can detect server identify to browsers that may request connection. The software will showcase a certificate error code if the virtual certificate can’t be verified by an official 3rd party license authority, or in situations where the time and date of your computer’s certificate are incorrect. To resolve this error, one can easily correct the Windows System or install a new software certificate in case the server is operating on a “self-signed” status.

2. Windows Firewall Folder Error

This problem is usually caused by a faulty update system or third-party firewall causing a bug or system conflict on the internal systems. The most obvious indication of this problem is when the firewall command prompt refuses to be turned on/off. In other instances, the program may totally fail to save vital changes such as modification exemptions. Fortunately, firewall file errors can easily be corrected by activating the original prompt.

3. Windows Verification Issues

All Windows Systems allow programmers to activate authentication code for security reasons. This literally means that username and passwords are the most typical form of authentication, for these programs to work there should always be a database that stores the information needed to verify presented credentials. Either the network or computer administrator creates this database. Nevertheless, issues on authentication may sometimes arise due to instabilities or quirks in the operating system.

a) Login Problems

A PC login code allows users to access hidden resources in their respective computers, when one attempts to connect then the login dialog case would be grayed out and the username code adjusted to “Guest.” A problem may arise where you can’t change or alter the username and password also doesn’t seem to work. There are 2 possible solutions that can be employed to resolve this problem, if there are several login attempts then remove or logout other occurrences. Alternatively, you can turn off the file sharing tool and operate the system on a standard basis.

b) Double Hop Issues

Sometimes those who use MS web servers experience problems logging onto applications that are linked with IIS. This failure of authentication is what as technically referred to as “double hop.” A solution can be reached by using anonymous access codes or having the impersonation code turned off before accessing the computer.

Another common security problem that you may encounter is updating the Windows thumbnail, this typically occurs when any program during the initial installation process doesn’t work as is expected or negatively affects the computer’s internal system. To solve this issue, Microsoft recommends that you should use the stand-alone installation mode rather than the automatic update program. If that doesn’t seem to work then one can try the automatic diagnostic program commonly referred to as System Update Readiness Tool or SURT. Update problems in general can be avoid by applying a patch management software tool that keeps our systems up to date and therefore more secure.

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