Using Virtual Server Security

by Chris Sanders [Published on 2 Oct. 2006 / Last Updated on 2 Oct. 2006]

Knowledge of configuring user access to Virtual Server is something that no virtual network administration should be lacking.

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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The Author — Chris Sanders

Chris Sanders is a network security analyst for EWA Government Systems Inc. Chris is the author of the book Practical Packet Analysis as well as several technical articles. His personal website at contains a great deal of information, articles, and guides related to network administration, network security, packet analysis, and general information technology.

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