New & Notable
Topics Archive News
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.
March 06, 2019
All-flash arrays command most of the attention, but Infinidat claims its InfiniBox arrays deliver the performance of flash on commodity-priced spinning disk.
May 08, 2018
Microsoft resolved two zero-day exploits and two public disclosures, amid more than 65 exploits affecting operating systems, browsers and Microsoft Office this May Patch Tuesday.
April 10, 2018
Microsoft delivered out-of-band security patches to address the Total Meltdown and malware engine exploits as a precursor to its regularly scheduled April Patch Tuesday fixes.
Topics Archive Get Started
Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a Windows product that enables the management, deployment and security of devices and applications across an enterprise. Continue Reading
Active Directory (AD) is Microsoft's proprietary directory service. Continue Reading
A server is a computer program or device that provides a service to another computer program and its user, also known as the client. Continue Reading
Evaluate Topics Archive Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
Windows admins have the option to use Bash, a Linux shell, but the command-line tool doesn't stack up one-to-one with PowerShell for Windows deployments. Continue Reading
Retrieving content from and modifying content in text files with PowerShell are skills many administrators need to cultivate to aid their automation efforts. Continue Reading
When determining the best server OS for a data center, you have Windows Server and multiple Linux options. For both, you'll want to look at vendor support, cost and functionality. Continue Reading
Manage Topics Archive
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
Use the Get-EventLog cmdlet in PowerShell to pinpoint problems among thousands of entries in Windows logs, on both local and remote systems. Continue Reading
Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a feature in PowerShell 4.0 and above that helps administrators to automate the configuration of Windows and Linux operating systems. Continue Reading
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a set of specifications from Microsoft for consolidating the management of devices and applications in a network from Windows computing systems. Continue Reading
Problem Solve Topics Archive Issues
We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.
Parameters in Windows PowerShell can help admins better customize their functions, leading to improved input testing and more extensible commands. Continue Reading
By using the .NET WebClient class and PowerShell, Windows admins can upload and download files to FTP. Continue Reading
It's important to ensure that your OS and hypervisor support 512e and 4Kn disks, but there are always alternatives to work around any incompatibilities. Continue Reading