Windows client management
- February 12, 2020
Microsoft released security updates for 99 unique vulnerabilities, including an Internet Explorer flaw the company had notified customers about last month.
- January 15, 2020
The U.S. National Security Agency shared information with Microsoft about a significant spoofing vulnerability in Windows that enterprises should make a patching priority.
- December 11, 2019
Microsoft delivers the final batch of security fixes for the year with a Windows zero-day vulnerability getting top billing for administrators.
- November 13, 2019
Security updates for the month also include corrections for bugs in the Hyper-V virtualization platform, Excel for Mac systems and Exchange Server.
- October 09, 2019
Microsoft attempts to stamp out printing issues that originated from a faulty out-of-band patch for an Internet Explorer zero-day.
- September 11, 2019
Microsoft issues fixes for 79 unique vulnerabilities, including three public disclosures, as part of its monthly security updates.
- August 14, 2019
Administrators weighed down by news of the BlueKeep vulnerability will have to contend with a similar bug some are calling DejaBlue.
- June 12, 2019
Despite multiple warnings from Microsoft, the threat of the BlueKeep RDP vulnerability to unpatched Windows systems continues to loom following its May Patch Tuesday disclosure.
- March 08, 2018
Selected technical features and technical support twilight inspires more Windows Server 2008 and 2012 IT shops to upgrade to Windows Server 2016.
- April 11, 2017
Microsoft dropped its security bulletin format on April Patch Tuesday and switched to its Security Update Guide. Windows Server admins should be aware of a Hyper-V host patch.
- September 20, 2016
Microsoft offers a refactored Windows Server 2016 option called Nano Server that fills the need for speed in today's data centers. Here's how it works.
- April 12, 2016
An Adobe zero-day update received top billing as Microsoft released its April Patch Tuesday fixes.
- April 30, 2015
Experts give insights on Microsoft Ignite, what Windows services they hope to hear about, and whether this show will live up to TechEd conference fame.
- January 09, 2015
Trying to catch up with archrivals Apple and Android, Microsoft launches an initiative to lure new developers for its Windows, cloud and mobile platforms.
- December 30, 2014
A busy year of Microsoft news meant that our readers clicked on stories about Microsoft's new CEO, a surprise Windows XP patch and a preview of the new version of Window Server.
- 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.
- February 11, 2014
As incoming CEO Satya Nadella gets accustomed to new roles and responsibilities, there are five things he should do to make an impact.
- November 15, 2012
With the release of Windows 8 comes a raft of new features and considerations. Find out the good, the bad and the ugly.
- July 12, 2012
Windows news made big headlines this week, but the most significant story had to do with downsizing.
- June 21, 2012
With a bevy of announcements this week, Microsoft asserted its position in the market – but at what cost to partners and customers?
- June 13, 2012
The chatter at Microsoft's annual technical event came from all angles. Here are some of the gems from onstage, in the crowd and online.
- June 06, 2012
With a number of Windows announcements to chew on, industry experts' mouths were full of strong statements. Here are some of our favorites.
- May 23, 2012
This week's candid quotes say a lot about the past, present and future of Windows, and what each will cost you.
- May 16, 2012
Windows is dead. Long live Windows! This week, industry experts grappled with the future of Microsoft's venerable operating system, one quote at a time.
- May 09, 2012
Find out why Microsoft had some questioning its mental health and what mosquitos have to do with the ongoing malware fight.
- May 02, 2012
In this new feature, we examine Windows quotes and tell the stories behind the sound bites. First up: Why you need to rethink Active Directory domain joins.
- February 03, 2011
As Microsoft readies Office 365, the company tweaked its Online Services lifecycle policy. Google also improved its service-level agreements to cut planned downtime.
- July 12, 2010
Windows 7 SP1 doesn't actually include any new features, but the server offers VDI features that IT shops need.
- April 02, 2008
Windows expert Mark Minasi sorts through the new Windows Vista service pack.
- March 13, 2008
Kidaro's desktop virtualization management software will be added to the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack.
- March 10, 2008
New task-based Active Directory tool lets IT customize the view, while Identity Lifecycle Manager v2 removes IT's burden of managing ID profiles.
- November 30, 2007
A SearchWinIT.com online survey shows IT managers' Vista migration plans hampered by more than just application compatibility concerns.
- August 23, 2007
Microsoft's popular and free patching tool may morph into something a little different down the road.
- June 21, 2007
Quest Software has devoured ScriptLogic, one of the few remaining independent providers of Windows desktop and server management tools.
- June 08, 2007
Microsoft says that Windows Vista is seeing strong adoption in the enterprise, but IT managers at TechEd 2007 seem in no hurry to upgrade.
- May 21, 2007
New features in Intelligent Application Gateway include support for Windows Vista and better integration with Active Directory Federation Services.
- May 15, 2007
In just three weeks, more than 100,000 downloads are circulating of Windows Longhorn Server, now named Windows Server 2008.
- April 26, 2007
Microsoft is touting better task automation and security features such as quarantine and read-only domain controller in Windows Longhorn Beta 3.
- April 09, 2007
Security vendor Symantec took another big gulp. This time it swallowed systems management and virtualization software player Altiris.
- February 19, 2007
SQL Server 2005 SP2, which is required for use with Vista and Office 2007, is now ready for downloading.
- January 22, 2007
It's becoming an annual ritual. Like last year, Microsoft will unveil mail migration tools for Exchange on the eve of IBM's big collaboration confab, Lotusphere.
- January 15, 2007
Judges evaluated more than 160 entries in 15 categories based on innovation, performance, ease of integration into existing environments, ease of use and manageability, support, functionality and value.
- January 04, 2007
IT managers have a lot on their plates for 2007. Whether it involves migrating to Windows Vista or upgrading to 64-bit, many changes are on the way. SearchWinIT.com's site editor Katherine Bull breaks down some of the major issues IT managers are ...
- December 01, 2006
Will the next version of Exchange Server have a new data store or public folders? Even Microsoft doesn't seem to know for sure.
- November 06, 2006
New features in Vista 2007 will include better security, but users are still figuring out how that will affect applications, said the Windows guru.
- September 12, 2006
This month's only critical fix is for a flaw in Microsoft Publisher, a component of Office. Attackers could exploit the flaw to take control of vulnerable machines.
- August 31, 2006
At this year's Conference on Email and Antispam, one expert said that despite the increasing complexity of online scams and attacks, digital criminals are less about the technology and more about the crime.
- August 21, 2006
It might take another month, but a Microsoft executive said the company is preparing a fix for Microsoft Update's scan engine.
- August 09, 2006
Licensing software in a world where multi-core processors and virtualization are expected to be the norm is raising a whole new set of challenges for IT managers.
- June 07, 2006
The experts of various sites at TechTarget have picked their must-attend sessions at TechEd 2006 in Boston. You'll find a wide range of topics that will guide you while at TechEd. Session descriptions can be found at
- February 08, 2006
Samba team co-founder John H. Terpstra explains how to use graphical interface tools to manage Samba across a large corporate network.
- February 02, 2006
IT managers can use Group Policy software extensions to stop the downloading of corporate data onto endpoints, like memory sticks or CDs. Believe it or not, some IT shops have used epoxy to get the same job done.
- January 17, 2006
Microsoft's new collaboration tools promise to make it a lot easier to move applications and mailboxes off of IBM's Notes/Domino platform.
- January 11, 2006
Microsoft announced this week that a change to its lifecycle support policy will now match end-of-support dates with Patch Tuesday. Users can take advantage of new security updates free of charge.
- January 11, 2006
Microsoft is prepping 'Red Bull,' a refashioned suite of migration tools, to get users too migrate off of Domino and onto Exchange Server 2003.
- November 29, 2005
Our online poll reveals users want to archive e-mail so they can retrieve messages efficiently. Yet, many still do not see archiving as a top priority.
- November 09, 2005
The November SQL Server 2005 feature pack from Microsoft provides interoperability and backward-compatibility tools.
- October 31, 2005
Microsoft's SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 were released to manufacturing last week. The new database server is positioned to make inroads in the large enterprise market.
- October 12, 2005
Active Directory is Microsoft's trademarked directory service. An integral part of the Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 architecture, AD will be one of the most challenging aspects of your Windows NT migration. We've gathered a wealth of ...
- October 10, 2005
So, you've designed, tested and rolled out Active Directory. Now what? We've gathered together our best AD administration and management resources. These chapters will help you get the most out of all the new AD features and services.
- August 08, 2005
What will it take for IT executives and financial managers to stop hating Microsoft's Software Assurance? More assurance would be a good start -- like 24-hour support.
- June 28, 2005
Microsoft released a final security rollup for Windows 2000 Server just two days before the software transitions from Mainstream to Extended support.
- June 21, 2005
Once you've decided that an iSCSI storage area network fits your needs, it's time to choose the heart of your SAN: the disk array. There's an iSCSI array out there for just about everyone.
- June 16, 2005
TechEd, Microsoft's annual showcase event for enterprise IT professionals and application developers, was sold out this year. Find out what topics were the talk of TechEd.
- May 20, 2005
There are five separate downloads as part of the Windows Small Business Server 2003 SP1 package.
- May 09, 2005
Yes, a "limited number" of Microsoft customers are outsourcing some of their IT operations to Microsoft, CIO Ron Markezich says. No, Redmond is not out to challenge IBM Global Services.
- May 02, 2005
There are lots of commercial and free versions of Linux available for integration in a Windows enterprise. Each Linux option comes with its own support mechanisms and issues for Windows IT managers to consider.
- March 28, 2005
It might be a quick route to lowering your TCO, but server consolidation comes in various forms -- and IT managers need to know the pros and cons attached to each option before choosing a consolidation path.
- February 21, 2005
Editor Deb Bulkeley explains where you can find the Windows resources you need on our family of Web sites. Plus, stay informed with our Malware Guide, Exchange and password hardening tips, insight into directory services and a chance to win a ...
- February 08, 2005
A new program by Microsoft to verify the authenticity of Windows-based desktops seeking to download updates should be a snap for most enterprise customers, with one "key" exception.
- January 19, 2005
Chief executive Steve Ballmer is expected to give the keynote address at a summit this year for some of the Most Valuable Professional program's 2,600 members, which include an IT prodigy from Chicago.
- December 30, 2004
With an aggressive strategy to expand its software portfolio and plenty of cash to spare, IBM bought its way into several vertical markets in 2004.
- December 30, 2004
Some tech CEOs will be popping champagne corks to celebrate a successful 2004, while others will be drowning their sorrows.
- December 22, 2004
As another year comes to a close, it's time for researchers at Directions on Microsoft to issue their annual list of top challenges for Microsoft, a company whose every move is intensely scrutinized.
- December 13, 2004
Microsoft has issued an updated product road map for various flavors of its server operating system, including the much-hyped Longhorn.
- November 30, 2004
The firm's survey, which evaluated desktop management offerings from Microsoft, BMC, Computer Associates and others, gave high marks to software that offers cross-platform support.
- November 10, 2004
Some observers say the software maker's expansion of intellectual property protection for its customers is a welcome decision, though one it had to make.
- November 01, 2004
IT administrators will be among those who should benefit from the technical changes the software maker has made to its online support center.
- October 27, 2004
Microsoft support executive Gabriel Aul talks about the Windows Error Reporting service and how it interprets "crash patterns."
- October 25, 2004
An organization's selection of a clustering platform is largely a matter of environment and the task at hand.
- October 21, 2004
Did you find all of the scary Halloween Windows terms? Check out the answers!
- October 12, 2004
There is a vocal minority of IT professionals who are passionate about their preference of Windows or Linux. Most, however, are decidedly more practical.
- September 23, 2004
Got a question for Desktop Administration experts Jerry Honeycutt or Serdar Yegulalp? Check the Desktop Administration FAQ first to see if they already answered your question.
- September 16, 2004
ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #30
XQuery: The XML Query Language
- September 10, 2004
The open source community's mistrust of Microsoft cuts so deep, it appears that nothing will be able to heal the wound. Not even a royalty-free protocol to help fight spam.
- September 09, 2004
ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #29
Hardening Network Infrastructure
- September 07, 2004
The revamped Windows Disk Defragmenter can pose a challenge if you need to administer many machines or need to automate the defragmenting process. There are three options to meet this challenge.
- August 31, 2004
IT professionals aren't paying a great deal of attention to the latest road map for the next version of Windows. But for those taking a long-term view, a Gartner analyst has a bit of Longhorn advice.
- August 11, 2004
ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #25
Hardening Windows Systems
- August 10, 2004
(Second of two parts. Click here to read part one.)
Negotiating a software license agreement with Microsoft is a ...
- July 23, 2004
Buried in the hubbub this week over Microsoft's decision to release piles of cash to its shareholders was a rosier-than-expected forecast for software-license renewals for volume customers.
- July 14, 2004
ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #21
Windows 2000 Clustering and Load Balancing Handbook
- July 13, 2004
The software maker plans to build network-access control into Windows, technology that is similar to Cisco's Network Admission Control program. Microsoft hopes to work something out with the networking giant.
- June 23, 2004
It's the ultimate in IT drudgery, but disk defragmentation is more important than ever, experts say, and administrators reluctantly agree.
- June 17, 2004
ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #17
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Unleashed
- June 09, 2004
ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #16
MCSE Windows Server 2003 All-in-One Exam Guide
- June 03, 2004
ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #15
MCSE Windows Server 2003 All-in-One Exam Guide
- June 03, 2004
Figuring the costs of the popular MySQL open source software is more complicated than you might think -- especially since it's free.
- June 02, 2004
The grand prize, two battling laser tag robots, was won by A.S. his amazing story. But the race was very close - check out the runner-ups here!
- June 02, 2004
Determining the source of a Windows XP startup problem -- and fixing it -- is easier if you use a step-by-step approach. Find out what to do if a workstation starts normally and fails after logon.