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How to Configure Tomcat 6 – Custom Default Pages

Posted by Ashraf on December 1, 2010

Tomcat uses the same convention as the Apache Web Server in that index.html is

the default or home page of any directory. Sometimes you may want to change that

to homepage.html or maybe a JSP page, like home.jsp.

To do that, simply open the web.xml of your web application, and add the

following lines without commenting :






To change it system-wide, edit the global web.xml in $CATALINA_HOME/conf, and

change the to point to the file of your choice.


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How to Export SSL certificate as PFX format from Internet Explorer

Posted by Ashraf on November 1, 2010

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How to Create a IIS 7 Web Server Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

Posted by Ashraf on October 25, 2010

Consider: Windows Server, IIS 7.5

To create a certificate signing request from iis please follow these instructions:

  • Enter the information according to your need. And Click, Next
web server certificate Request

web server certificate Request

Note: Common name must be the same name of the domain or host you are going to implement certificate

  • Select Cryptography service provider and bit length, leave this value as default. Click, Next
Cryptography service provider and bit length

Cryptography service provider and bit length

  • Save your request to a text file and send it to the certificate authority (CA) for issuing you a certificate.
Save your request as txt file

Save your request as txt file

  • Click Finish.

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Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Tomcat with Keytool

Posted by Ashraf on October 24, 2010

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR), perform the following steps:

Consider: Jdk1.6 and Windows Server with Tomcat 6.0

1. Create a certificate keystore and private key with the following command:

  1. i. C:\Program Files\Java\javaversionhere\bin>keytool -genkey -alias your_alaias_name -keyalg RSA -keystore your_keystore_filename
  2. ii. Specify the password – must be at least 6 characters long, and MUST be remembered.

2. You must input the following:
* What is your first and last name? *This is the Common Name Field – The Fully Qualified Domain Name MUST be entered here*
* What is the name of your organizational unit?
[Global Sign]: IT
* What is the name of your organization?
[Global Sign]: MyOrganization
* What is the name of your City or Locality?
* What is the name of your State or Province?
[London]: PARIS
* What is the two-letter country code for this unit?
[GB]: FR
* Is, OU=IT, O=MyOrganization, L=PARIS, ST=PARIS, C=FR correct?
[no]: yes
* Enter key password for
(RETURN if same as keystore password):

3. Create the Certificate Signing Request file with the following command:

  1. C:\Program Files\Java\javaversionhere\bin>keytool -certreq -keyalg RSA -alias your_alias_name -file certreq.csr -keystore your_keystore_filename
  2. Enter keystore password: your_password_here
  3. The certreq.txt file will now be generated – this file can be entered into the website. Insure to include:

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Implementing a Document Management System with SharePoint :: Part 1

Posted by Ashraf on September 3, 2010

Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 (64Bit) Step by Step

Please check this post for preface on document management system. I am back with document management system part 1 today which is about installing of Windows server 2008.  Be sure that you have met the minimum requirements of this server software by clicking here.

Now follow these courses of action to install Windows Server 2008:

1. Insert the Windows Server 2008 installation media into your DVD drive. If you don’t have an installation DVD for Windows Server 2008, you can download one for free from Microsoft’s Windows 2008 Server Trial website.

2. When done Restart the computer.

Reboot windows
Reboot windows

3. Make your selection and press Next When prompted for an installation language and other regional options

select installation language
select installation language

4. Next, press Install Now to start the installation process.

click install now
click install now

5. Enter your Product ID in the next window, and if you want to automatically activate Windows the moment the installation finishes, click Next.

enter serial key
enter serial key

If you do not have the Product ID available right now, you can leave the box empty, and click Next. You will need to provide the Product ID later, after the server installation is over. Press No.

6. As you did not provide the correct ID, the installation process cannot determine what kind of Windows Server 2008 license you own, and therefore you will be prompted to select your correct version in the next screen.

select windows edition
select windows edition

7. If you provided the right Product ID, select the Full version of the right Windows version you’re prompted, and click Next.

select windows full version enterprise
select windows full version enterprise

8. Accept the license terms by clicking to select the check box and pressing next.

license terms
license terms

9. In the “Which type of installation do you want?” window, choose the only available option – Custom (Advanced).

choose custom installation
choose custom installation

10. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?”, if you’re installing the server on a regular IDE hard disk, click to select the first disk, usually Disk 0, and click Next.

select disk partition
select disk partition

You can also click Drive Options and manually create a partition on the destination hard disk.

11. The installation now begins, and copying the setup files from the DVD to the hard drive only takes about one or two minutes but extracting and uncompressing the files takes more. After 20/25 minutes, the operating system is installed.

The installation process will reboot your computer.

12. After the server reboots you’ll be prompted with the login screen. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to log in.


13. Click on Other User.

select other user
select other user

14. The default Administrator is blank, so just type Administrator and press Enter.

change password
change password

15. You will be prompted to change the user’s password. You have no choice but to press Ok.

16. In the password changing dialog box, enter a complex password like “woRldCup2010!” but be sure you can remember it.

changing password
changing password

17. Now you’ll be prompted to accept the fact that the password had been changed. Press Ok.

windows password changed
windows password changed

18. Finally, the desktop appears and you’re logged on and can begin working. The initial server configuration will be prompted, and after performing some initial configuration tasks, you will be able to start working.

Next, I will come up with active directory installation and configuration on windows 2008 R2. Keep in touch with my blog.

For Official Microsoft information on Windows Server 2008, see the Windows Server 2008 homepage.

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