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Microsoft Windows Systems and Network Management News
September 21, 2017
IT admins can build scripts with PowerShell ISE, VS Code or PowerShell Studio. Think about what platforms and functions you need before deciding which is right for you.
September 12, 2017
Microsoft patched 76 vulnerabilities on September Patch Tuesday, but Windows Server administrators only have a few critical updates that require immediate attention.
August 31, 2017
As Microsoft's PowerShell Core open source project progresses, some question the future of Windows PowerShell in the company's cloud-focused strategy.
June 13, 2017
A month after Microsoft issued updates to protect unsupported Windows systems from the WannaCry ransomware, the company repeats the act to protect these systems from a new threat.
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PowerShell Core 6.0 -- the open-source, cross-platform version of Windows PowerShell -- does not have all the features that longtime PowerShell users may be looking for. Last month's official ... Continue Reading
This book details the evolution of the PowerShell scripting and management tool, and teaches admins how to write commands to streamline tasks on Windows Server 2016. Continue Reading
Windows admins cottoning on to the CLI have a new option: integrated Bash, a Linux shell. But Bash doesn't stack up one-to-one with PowerShell for Windows deployments. Continue Reading
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PowerShell gives administrators a way to customize reports that hone in on the details that matter to the business, such as the configuration of production VMs. Continue Reading
System Center Orchestrator provides Run .Net Script activity, which can be used to call PowerShell scripts, but there are limitations you should know. Continue Reading
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An increase in fileless malware, including PowerShell malware, was reported in McAfee Labs' December 2017 Threat Report. Discover how enterprises can defend again fileless attacks. Continue Reading
By referencing various log files, like the Real-Time Log and the Historic Log, and checking the Orchestrator Runbook Audit History page, you can more easily locate the point of failure. Continue Reading
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