Windows Server management
- March 12, 2019
In addition to the March Patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft's attempts at improving performance following Spectre variant 2 patches backfire for some users on Windows 10.
- February 12, 2019
Administrators should prioritize patching systems affected by a zero-day vulnerability resolved by the February Patch Tuesday updates.
- January 08, 2019
Administrators should prioritize an out-of-band patch that addresses an Internet Explorer zero-day before tackling the 47 vulnerabilities corrected by the January Patch Tuesday fixes.
- December 11, 2018
Microsoft resolved a zero-day and a public disclosure this December patch Tuesday, while experts revisit 2018 in patching and what needs improvement.
- November 13, 2018
In addition to the November Patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft offered assistance to combat a new side-channel attack and rereleased a Windows 10 update and Windows Server 2019.
- October 09, 2018
Administrators have a relatively light workload for October Patch Tuesday, but IT workers should pay attention to multiple workstation fixes and issues with older patches.
- September 11, 2018
Administrators should prioritize patching systems affected by four public disclosures resolved by the Patch Tuesday updates.
- August 14, 2018
Administrators have their work cut out for them, with more than 60 vulnerabilities to handle for August Patch Tuesday, after reeling from the effects of a bad batch of July updates.
- July 10, 2018
Microsoft resolved three public disclosures and updated its Spectre and Meltdown advisory this July Patch Tuesday. In total, Microsoft addressed about 54 vulnerabilities.
- June 12, 2018
Adobe closed a zero-day vulnerability last week, which Microsoft added to its June Patch Tuesday updates. Administrators have a lighter workload, with about 50 exploits to address.
- September 13, 2016
Atop the list of 14 security bulletins issued in Microsoft's September Patch Tuesday is a critical update to close a significant exploit in Exchange Server.
- June 02, 2015
For our monthly feature, we look at the most popular stories on SearchWindowsServer.com the previous month and share it with you. In May, our readers were curious about the lack of containers in ...
- April 08, 2014
This is a busy week for Microsoft releases. In addition to delivering the latest Patch Tuesday updates, the company delivered Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) 2.0, a stand-alone tool that ...
- February 03, 2014
In our monthly feature, we round up the Windows Server content that was most popular with our readers in the previous and share it with you. For the first month of 2014, Windows Server admins were ...
- January 02, 2014
In this monthly feature, we recap the most popular Windows Server content with our readers from the previous month and share it with you. For the last month of 2013, our readers were interested in ...
- December 02, 2013
In our monthly feature, we round up and share the Windows Server content from the previous month that was most popular with our readers. Windows Server admins kept busy in November by catching up ...
- September 09, 2013
Customers with MSDN and TechNet descriptions will be able to download the RTM versions of Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft said this week. But don't expect it to be the final build that ships. In ...
- September 03, 2013
There is little sense in adding to the avalanche of criticism that cascaded down on Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer since he announced he was leaving the company. The strategic missteps he made in his ...
- July 31, 2013
As we move into the second half of 2013, we decided to look at some of the most popular Windows Server definitions from the year so far. We highlighted the most popular terms and additional ...
- July 01, 2013
In our monthly feature, we highlight the top content from the previous month and share it with you. Last month, our readers were most interested in what's new in Windows Server 2012 R2, the latest ...
- June 25, 2013
As promised, Microsoft delivered early code for its server operating system. Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 are now available in evaluation form. Demoed earlier this month at ...
- April 03, 2013
Windows XP's support life shuffles off into the sunset next year and Microsoft wants to ease that transition as much as possible. The company released the Upgrade Assessment Tool (UAT) for System ...
- January 31, 2013
This might have slipped under your radar: Microsoft released a service pack for Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 last week.
- December 28, 2012
The pending retirement of a prominent senior Microsoft executive, announced this week, may provide clues as to who is likely to take the reins of the company when CEO Steve Ballmer retires in a few ...
- October 10, 2012
Can Microsoft be more like Apple with consumers and yet continue to grow in the enterprise? CEO Steve Ballmer talks about the new business model.
- September 17, 2012
Since the general availability of Windows Server 2012, companies have revealed new products that will run with the support of this Windows Server version and its cloud capabilities. We compiled a ...
- September 10, 2012
User Experience-Virtualization will hit general availability in the fourth quarter when Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012 ships, Microsoft said last week. According to a blog post by Karri ...
- July 03, 2012
It was hinted at over the past few weeks, but Dell, Inc. completed its bid to buy Quest Software, Inc. on Monday. Dell will pay a reported $2.4 billion for the management software company. Quest is ...
- June 28, 2012
IT admins using Windows Server Update Services got a surprise this week when Skype installed on some desktops. The update to Skype, the Microsoft-owned voice and video chat service, was originally ...
- June 26, 2012
This week, users looking to monitor Active Directory got another option. San Francisco-based Splunk, Inc., an application management and security company, released the Splunk App for Active ...
- June 22, 2012
Even if you're not a sports fan, you've probably heard that the Miami Heat, led by LeBron James, won the NBA championship last night over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The victory capped an impressive ...
- June 15, 2012
Windows Server administrators looking to make their lives easier have a variety of tools at their disposal. This week, that array grew even larger, as several third-party vendors launched new ...
- June 12, 2012
Microsoft's TechEd event is all about learning…but not always the kind you think. Our first day in Orlando came complete with a lot of new knowledge, and not just about the availability of the new ...
- June 06, 2012
As anyone who's been to TechEd will attest, the event is not a sprint; it's a marathon. With hundreds of technical sessions, workshops, labs and vendors, the annual Microsoft event doesn't lack ...
- May 30, 2012
Three weeks after it released its first System Center 2012 Rollup update, Microsoft patched issues with Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.
- April 17, 2012
Ready, set…deploy. Microsoft today released the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012, its product for automating deployment of Windows 7, Office 2010, Office 365 and Windows Server 2008 R2. According ...
- April 03, 2012
CopperEgg released RevealCloud version 3 last week, bringing with it some enhancements and refinements, including cloud-based, real-time server monitoring.
- March 20, 2012
OpenNebula, an open-source data center virtualization project, delivered Microsoft Hyper-V drivers for its platform last week.
- March 05, 2012
By the time Windows Server 8 is generally available, you'll likely be as tired of hearing about it as you are about the Republican primary candidates. But right now, just five days after the beta ...
- February 14, 2012
When it comes to online discussions of Microsoft and Windows, negativity is pretty much the norm. If you've read any articles recently about a new Microsoft feature or product, this should come as ...
- January 30, 2012
Will IT shops soon be using System Center and Windows Server to control and update enterprise applications on employee smartphones and tablets? One analyst thinks that could be the case in the near ...
- January 19, 2012
Microsoft divulged details about its new file system, ReFS, built on the foundation of NTFS, this week.
- January 13, 2012
When it comes to Windows Server 8, small is the new big.
- January 06, 2012
Microsoft's private cloud plans will soon go public. On January 17, the company will host a webcast, titled "Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud," featuring Server and Tools Division ...
- August 01, 2011
The latest beta of System Center Operations Manager 2012 from Microsoft is out and testers are weighing in: think evolutionary not revolutionary.
- June 14, 2011
Windows administrators keep their jobs this month thanks to a hefty 34 security fixes to some mainstay products, including Windows Server 2008 and R2.
- May 25, 2011
Microsoft's Azure platform has generally received good reviews from many IT shops and third party developers and appears to be gaining mindshare despite a band of fierce competitors including ...
- April 19, 2011
We have heard this talk before, of course: Microsoft's power and influence has peaked and the company is on a slow slide into irrelevancy. The latest chatter about this started late last week with ...
- March 01, 2011
It sounds like Windows Intune is just about ready for prime time. Microsoft’s new technology which it describes as “an end-to-end Microsoft solution that brings together Windows cloud services for ...
- February 01, 2011
UPDATE! 2/09/2011 It sounds like Microsoft is finally close to announcing RTM for both service packs soon, with MSDN availability set for Feb. 16, with a Feb. 22 release date for the Web. ORIGINAL ...
- January 25, 2011
UPDATE! 2/02/2011 ZDNet UK just posted some screenshots from the SCVMM 2012 demos last week, for anyone interested in a few visuals of the interface in action. ORIGINAL POST 1/25/2011 Those who ...
- December 10, 2010
“Dynamic Memory for Hyper-V is Microsoft’s answer to VMware’s memory overcommit technology for ESX. “ “Dynamic Memory is in fact not the same as memory overcommit, and now that you mention it, ...
- October 12, 2010
Microsoft released a new security baseline this week for Windows Server 2008 R2, adding to the slew of similar baselines released earlier this year. The R2 baseline accelerator gives admins access ...
- August 13, 2010
Less than two months ago, we posted an article by Microsoft MVP Gary Olsen on the topic of domain controller virtualization. The article was actually a follow-up to something he wrote way back in ...
- July 13, 2010
The latest addition to Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform promises to give customers greater control over cloud-based data, though the release isn’t likely to mean much to most IT professionals ...
- June 18, 2010
Just a quick post today. Microsoft released a new hotfix this month in response to some startup hang issues involving servers hosting virtual machines. Basically, some users running Windows Server ...
- April 27, 2010
A new app could help simplify the management of Active Directory-related help desk calls straight from your mobile phone. It’s called AD HelpDesk, a brand new iPhone app designed to aid with the ...
- February 22, 2010
With Microsoft's Azure platform now in full-effect, one of the questions affecting DBAs and developers is “How does it change what I do?” I spoke with SQL Server MVPs Brent Ozar and Kevin Kline of ...
- December 24, 2009
Happy holidays everyone! It’s the season of giving, and in that spirit we’ve collected a few cool holiday-themed articles for Windows admins. Take a look below, and we’ll get back to talking about ...
- December 02, 2009
While the folks from Microsoft talked about a lot of different technologies at last month’s Professional Developers Conference, one of the most interesting ones is what the company is referring to ...
- October 14, 2009
For Windows admins, there’s always something to fix. In a recent SearchWindowsServer.com survey, over 800 IT administrators and managers named troubleshooting as far and away their most ...
- September 16, 2009
Microsoft announced this week that public support for Windows 2000 Server will end in July -- just another gentle nudge to organizations toward Windows Server 2008 R2. The company will also be ...
- August 12, 2009
UPDATE! (06/22/2010) Good news -- Exchange Server 2007 SP3 was finally released this week with full support for Windows Server 2008 R2. See? That didn't take so long after all. UPDATE! (11/05/2009) ...
- August 04, 2009
ChannelWeb recently posted a review of Windows Server 2008 R2 in which it declared the server operating system “Microsoft’s best-ever.” The first thought for some might be, “Well DUH! It’s the ...
- June 09, 2009
I spoke recently with a rep over at Netwrix to get some details on their Change Reporter solution for Active Directory (currently in version 5.0). For those who don’t know, Netwrix as a company is ...