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Windows anti-spam & anti-virus server on AWS


In house we run an Exchange server which is great but the anti-virus and anti-spam tools are limited or relatively expensive. To date we’ve addressed this issue by using a front-end server running a combination of PostFix, SpamAssassin and ClamAV on Ubuntu. It’s been effective and inexpensive. However, we can no longer update ClamAV because […]

Active Directory in AWS


Amazon Web Services (AWS) Windows instances can be used to run Active Directory (AD) services. Installing AD is not difficult but how do you make it work in an open cloud? Augusto Rosa has a great post which shows, step-by-step, how to do it. The main effort is to make sure that EC2 security groups are created correctly so ports are open between members of the AD but not open to everyone else. But Augusto doesn’t cover how to delegate to an AD sub-domain though it’s obvious when you know.