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By: justin dubo | January 06, 2015

Pfsense, stylized as “pfSense” is a computer software based on FreeBSD (Unix-like OS), that can be installed on a computer and turn it into a dedicated router and firewall. It has other features like OpenVPN server, PPoE Server, DNS Server and the list goes on. This software is FREE-TO-USE and most of all it’s OpenSource. So if you’re interested in trying it out, read this guide and you’ll learn how to set things up using this software.

For this post, I’m going to show you a step-by-step guide on how to setup a pfSense instance on a PC-based machines. It can be installed on an embedded platform, but this guide is directed to PC users. Though, the installation process is very much similar to that of an Embedded platforms.

Hardware requir...

Category: Information Technology 

Tags: Firewall 

By: justin dubo | October 29, 2014

1. Login to your R2 server as Administrator. You can as well perform this step under the Farm Administrator account, which should be also local administrator on the server. Start Power Shell as Administrator and execute following statements:

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Import -Module ServerManager
Add -WindowsFeature   NET -WCF -HTTP -Activation45,NET -WCF -TCP -Activation45,NET -WCF -Pipe -Activation45   -Source   D:\Sources\sxs
Add -WindowsFeature   Net -Framework -Features ,Web -Server ,Web -WebServer ,Web -Common -Http ,Web -Static -Content ,Web -Default -Doc ,Web -Dir -Browsing ,Web -Http -Errors ,Web -App -Dev ,Web -Asp -Net ,Web -Net -Ext ,Web -ISAPI -Ext ,Web -ISAPI -Filter ,Web -Health ,Web -Http -Logging ,Web -Log -Libraries ,Web -Request -Monitor ,Web -Http -Tracing ,Web -Security ,Web -Basic -Auth ,Web -Windows -Auth ,Web -Filtering ,Web -Digest -Auth ,Web -Performance ,Web -Stat -Compression ,Web -Dyn -Compression ,Web -Mgmt -Tools ,Web -Mgmt -Console ,Web -Mgmt -Compat ,Web -Metabase ,Application -Server ,AS -Web -Support ,AS -TCP -Port -Sharing ,AS -WAS -Support , AS -HTTP -Activation ,AS -TCP -Activation ,AS -Named -Pipes ,AS -Net -Framework ,WAS,WAS -Process -Model ,WAS -NET -Environment ,WAS -Config -APIs ,Web -Lgcy -Scripting ,Windows -Identity -Foundation ,Server -Media -Foundation ,Xps -Viewer   -Source   D:\Sources\sxs

<var>Note: D:\ is your Windows installation media.</var>

2. Download all prerequisites from the Internet and save it on local disk of the server, e.g. C:\SP2013Prereq:

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client
Microsoft WCF Data Services 5.0
Microsoft Information Protection and Control Client (MSIPC)
Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 SP1 (x64)
Windows Identity Extensions
Windows Identity Foundation (KB974405)
Windows Server AppFabric
CU 1 for AppFabric 1.1 (KB2671763)

3. Install all prerequisites directly from the prerequisites folder in the download sequence,   EXCEPT   the last two (AppFabric and CU 1 for AppFabric).

4. AppFabric requires special configuration, therefore installing it usual way is not be enough for SharePoint. Install it using following statement from command line:

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WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64.exe /i CacheClient "," CachingService "," CacheAdmin /gac

Note: The syntax with quotas is correct, it separates commas, not the components.

5. Install AppFabric1.1-RTM-KB2671763-x64-ENU

6. Restart your server