April 2012

  • IT shops put off SMB 3.0 development until Windows Server 2012

    Corporate and third party developers like the additions to Microsoft’s Server Message Block 3.0 protocol, but most will hold off development until Windows Server 2012 arrives.

  • Ntdsutil

    Ntdsutil.exe is a command-line tool for accessing and managing a Windows Active Directory database. 

  • Top five Group Policy improvements in Windows Server 2012

    What's changed with Active Directory Group Policy in Windows Server 2012? Get an idea of some of the improvements in this tip.

  • Windows Sysinternals

    Windows Sysinternals is a Microsoft-owned repository for freeware utilities.

  • Five habits of highly successful IT pros

    Wondering why you’re not ascending in your IT department? Start incorporating these helpful habits and watch your stock rise.

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

    Windows Server 2008 R2 is a server operating system developed by Microsoft, which builds on the enhancements built into Windows Server 2008.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008

    Windows Server 2008 is the server operating system developed by Microsoft.

  • icacls

    icacls is a command-line utility that can be used to modify NTFS file system permissions in Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

  • AccessChk

    AccessChk is a free Sysinternals command-line utility that shows what access a user or group of users has to a particular service, file, folder or registry key.

  • AccessEnum

    AccessEnum is a free Sysinternals tool that offers administrators a view of the full file system and registry security settings to ensure that users have appropriate permissions to access files and...

  • New features in Microsoft IIS 8

    Admins will find plenty of new features to like in the new version of Microsoft's web server – especially if they're hosting large-scale operations.

  • Microsoft pushes System Center 2012 for private cloud, IT pros push back

    IT pros learned about Microsoft System Center 2012 management suite at MMS this week. But will they take action on a private cloud deployment?

  • Microsoft System Center 2012 overview

    Microsoft's systems management suite gets a major facelift this year. Here's what you need to know about licensing and product updates.

  • How ReFS compares to NTFS

    Microsoft's modernized file system is all about integrity. Here are the new features that set it apart from its predecessor.

  • Microsoft System Center 2012 overview

  • DirectAccess

    DirectAccess is a feature introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 that uses automated IPv6 and IPSec tunnels to allow remote users to access private network resources whenever they are c...

  • Microsoft revamps IT certifications for cloud, requires recertification

    Get ready to recertify: Microsoft detailed changes to its certification platform, with a focus on the cloud.

  • RSoP (Resultant Set of Policy)

    RSoP (Resultant Set of Policy) is a report of all Group Policy settings within Active Directory that shows how those settings can affect a network.

  • Assessing the value of Microsoft certifications

    Will Microsoft certifications get you a great job or make you a lot of money? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean they’re not still extremely valuable.

  • Microsoft issues four critical fixes for April Patch Tuesday

    April's Patch Tuesday announcement from Microsoft included four critical bulletins addressing flaws in Windows, Windows Server and Internet Explorer.