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Microsoft Windows Server Management News
October 10, 2017
One year in, Microsoft's cumulative updates model has made enterprise IT systems more secure, but forced administrators to adjust their patching process.
August 08, 2017
Security researchers uncovered a new SMB vulnerability in July, but Microsoft feels most administrators who follow network security best practices are already protected.
July 11, 2017
Administrators should prioritize yet another vulnerability associated with the SMB protocol that could allow attackers to overtake Windows systems.
May 09, 2017
Microsoft didn't wait until May Patch Tuesday to issue an update on a critical Malware Protection Engine vulnerability discovered by Google's Project Zero.
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To avoid the high cost of a software-defined SAN, IT shops can turn on the tiered storage virtualization feature in newer versions of Windows Server. Continue Reading
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Although you can use Hyper-V Manager or SCVMM to manage your host and VMs, Hyper-V PowerShell commands are relatively straightforward and can be used for the same tasks. Continue Reading
Performance counters ship with Windows OS and are used to check Hyper-V hosts and VMs for performance problems with network, storage, CPU and memory resources. Continue Reading
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Enterprise IT shops use the best server OS for a given workload, which means Linux boxes in Windows shops, Windows Server in Linux shops and a whole mix in the cloud. Continue Reading
A misconfigured SCVMM service template can cause serious headaches. Before deploying service templates in production, validate them with SCVMM Manager or PowerShell. Continue Reading
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