Outgoing TLS settings in the IIS SMTP server

So far, we covered the general installation flow and the incoming security settings related to the IIS SMTP service. Today’s article will cover the outgoing security settings, mostly the TLS support and mail domains.

On top of that, we will see how to troubleshoot any failed email connection, while monitoring the server behaviour and reading the relevant logs.

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How to import a device certificate in Windows Server 2019

In this article, we will demonstrate how to import a certificate for your server running Windows 2019 Server. Such certificate can be used later for the different purposes. This newly imported certificate will be used to identify our server during any secured communication.

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How to import our own Root CA certificate in Windows Server 2019

We may have a need to import additional certificate in Windows Server 2019. In this article, we will demonstrate how to import our self-signed Root CA certificate, which can be used later for the different purposes, like outgoing SSTP VPN or the TLS connection.

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Configuring scan exclusions in Windows Defender

Windows Defender is the essential anti-virus solution on any Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016/19 (and later versions). It will offer a solid protection against many actual threats.

Nonetheless, there are situations when we need to exclude specific file or folder from the scanning process. That can be some database file, location of the application log files or maybe the folder with the ClamAV anti-virus definition files. Continue reading

Testing the ClamAV installation

My previous post covered all necessary steps for successful install of ClamAV as the Windows service. However, we didn’t covered the test procedure. Sure, our services are happily running, yet we don’t know if we can use ClamD to scan suspicious files. Continue reading