Using Virtual Server Security

One thing that is often overlooked by rookie Virtual Server administrators is the setup of permissions in regards to the Virtual Server administration web page. You can access these settings by clicking the “Server Properties” link from the administration web page. Configuring Virtual Server security entries is very similar to configuring user permissions for other network resources. Under this heading you can add both local and domain users and groups and select their appropriate access level. This level of virtual security along with strict access permissions to the location of your virtual hard disk (VHD) files will assure your virtual infrastructure is safe from compromise.


Chris Sanders is the network administrator for one of the largest public school systems in the state of Kentucky. Chris’s specialties include general network administration, windows server 2003, wireless networking, and security. You can view Chris’ personal website at

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