Microsoft Windows Server Provisioning News
October 01, 2014
Microsoft is gearing up for another Windows Server release, with new features for Hyper-V and identity management. NAP is left behind.
November 30, 2009
Microsoft is closer to delivering System Center Service Manager, but after long delays, the company may have missed the boat.
February 08, 2008
With Ardence-derived Provisioning Server included in the latest version of XenServer, administrators can now stream OS images to virtual or physical machines.
November 29, 2007
Data centers shouldn't rush to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 if they run Windows Server 2003, says Gartner analyst John Enck.
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With the ease in which new virtual machines can go up these days, VM sprawl can quickly get out of hand without the proper provisioning standards in place. Continue Reading
Already popular among Windows admins, the Autoruns utility has been tweaked to further improve the process of troubleshooting software issues on slow or unresponsive systems. Continue Reading
By taking advantage of virtualization and other technologies, admins can learn to provision and deploy new servers quicker than ever. Continue Reading