OS installation & configuration News
July 06, 2017
Windows 10 turns two this month, but most organizations forgo its security enhancements and stick with Windows 7 because of legacy app incompatibility or resistance to change.
June 16, 2017
Apple opens up its Device Enrollment Program by supporting devices that weren't bought from Apple or channel partners. Still, IT isn't content with the EMM capabilities available for those devices.
January 23, 2017
The Windows 10 Creators Update will provide new settings for users and IT admins to control more of the data the operating system collects and sends back to Microsoft.
December 13, 2016
Microsoft delivers 12 patches and adjusts its operating system servicing model for administrators who want security-only updates separate from the monthly quality rollup.
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Linux Integration Services version 4.1 expanded support for guest OSes and Hyper-V backup tools. Follow these steps to install the service and reap the benefits of its features. Continue Reading
With the release of a Media Creation Tool based on Build 1703 on April 6, it's safe to say "Creators Update out and available" to one and all. Continue Reading
There are many new features to keep track of with Windows 10. In the latest version, Microsoft introduced shared PC mode to give multiple users desktop access. Continue Reading
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It's important for IT admins to know everything is going to work before they deploy Windows 10 desktops. They can use the tools in the Windows ADK to do just that and more. Continue Reading
Linux licensing is more affordable than Windows Server licensing, but that doesn't necessarily make the Linux server OS the better option for your data center. Continue Reading
The biggest feature of Windows Server 2016 may the tiny Windows Nano Server. Tech expert Michael Otey explains how something so small can be so powerful and secure. Continue Reading
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The Windows ADK can help ensure Windows 10 compatibility for apps, software and hardware. There are six key steps to the installation process. Continue Reading
Group Policy Objects in Windows 10 are powerful. IT can use them to turn off the Windows Store app, reshape the Start menu, change how users log in and more. Continue Reading
A recent comparison shows that the built-in Disk Cleanup beats CCleaner post-Win10-upgrade: it's faster and it also does a deeper clean. Continue Reading
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Recent gotchas, three failed installs and a wounded clean install leave me pondering Build 16215 plus good backup. Continue Reading
A locked-up install sends me searching for solutions, but it turns out that the best way to fix CCleaner install hang is simple and easy. Continue Reading
When faced with frequent upgrades trashing a dual-boot setup, I learn that my balky Mobo caused Insider boot woes by replacing it with a new one. Continue Reading