Change the welcome banner For Windows FTP server

So if you want to change the welcome banner that users see when they FTP into their web site on your Windows based server. Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager allows you to change the welcome banner for FTP server.

How do I change FTP banner?

  • Login as admin
  • Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  • Expand FTP sites (from tree view)
  • Right-click on the particular FTP site, select Properties
  • Click on the Messages tab
  • Setup new message
  • Save the changes
  • You can test the changes with ftp command. Type the ftp command as follows:

ftp. your-windows-server-ip

Change the port of Windows Terminal Services

Sometime you can increase security of Windows Terminal Services/server by changing the port that Terminal Services is running on. The default port is 3389.

a) Login as admin user

b) Start registry editor: Start > Run > Type the command (i.e. run Regedt32 i.e. registry editor (regedit.exe):




c) Now navigate as follows:


d) Now locate PortNumber key.

e) You will see hexadecimal value 00000D3D (decimal equivalent is 3389). Either modify the port number in hexadecimal or select decimal in regedit and type in the port in decimal digits (for example if you want port 4500, type 4500 as a value). Finally save the new value.

Troubleshooting Windows Server 2003 performance problems

Microsoft has released Server Performance Advisor v1.0 which is a performance diagnostic tool for Windows Server 2003. Please note that this tool does not works with Windows XP or old version of Windows server (NT/2000).

Tool is available for download at: Microsoft web site.

From Microsoft site, “…Service Performance Advisor is a server performance diagnostic tool developed to diagnose root causes of performance problems in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system, particularly performance problems for Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 and the Active Directory directory service. Server Performance Advisor measures the performance and use of resources by your computer to report on the parts that are stressed under workload.

Other server roles include system overview (hot files, hot TCP clients, top CPU consumed), print spooler, context switch data and preliminary File Server trace data.

I find this tool quite valuable while, troubleshooting Windows Server 2003 performance problems.