Windows Server Monitoring and Administration News
February 15, 2017
Despite a known zero-day flaw, Microsoft delays February's security bulletins for an unspecified reason.
January 10, 2017
Microsoft starts 2017 with just three bulletins, but administrators who manage Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 should pay close attention to one exploit.
November 08, 2016
Microsoft's November Patch Tuesday seals a zero-day vulnerability, while Windows administrators seem to be taking October's debut of the new rollup servicing model in stride.
August 09, 2016
Of the nine security bulletins released for August Patch Tuesday, Windows Server operating systems are only affected by six.
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The Microsoft Monitoring Agent is a service used to watch and report on application and system health on a Windows computer. Continue Reading
It's a challenge to limit downtime and speed up deployments in the data center. Configuration management tools can help IT maintain control. Continue Reading
Microsoft Windows Server Event Viewer is a monitoring tool that shows a log of events that can be used to troubleshoot issues on a Windows-based system. Continue Reading
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There are a number of third-party Hyper-V management tools available for organizations that need to handle a few dozen nodes. Continue Reading
The graphical user interface delivers a familiar environment for many administrators, but it may not have much of a future. Continue Reading
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To combat various Windows Update problems, administrators should consider implementing a WSUS server to regain control over the patching process. Continue Reading
Microsoft Nano Server sheds the traditional Windows Server GUI which means some administrators will need to adapt to adopt this deployment model. Continue Reading
There are several lesser known but important improvements to PowerShell 5 features that will make life easier for sys admins who prefer the command-line interface. Continue Reading
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If you have a multi-OS data center, you know the struggle that is server patch management. Don't fret, the right combination of tools and human intuition can alleviate the pain. Continue Reading
Homogeneous system management tools provide excruciating detail on servers, but in some circumstances, heterogeneous tools are a better choice. Continue Reading
Microsoft's recent pledge of more frequent OS upgrades has enterprises wondering what to make of the new schedule. Take a look at its pros and cons. Continue Reading