Network Management


IT Pros Face August 12 Deadline on Updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

August 12 will be a big milestone day for IT pros managing Microsoft's latest Windows operating systems.

How To Use Repadmin for Active Directory Troubleshooting

The Windows Server tool Repadmin can be your best friend when trying to pinpoint and fix Active Directory issues.

Microsoft Announces New Support Policy for Internet Explorer

Microsoft wants organizations and individuals to use the latest Internet Explorer versions, so much so that it announced some new policy changes today.

Encrypting Ransomware Targeting Synology NAS Servers

Plus: Researchers create unlock key to reverse high-profile ransomware "CryptoLocker."

SharePoint Tips and Tricks: The Publishing Feature

Here's the what, how and why of the SharePoint deployment tool.

Microsoft Adding Outdated ActiveX Blocking to Internet Explorer

Microsoft plans to add ActiveX blocking capabilities into certain versions of its Internet Explorer browsers on Aug. 12.

PowerShell vs. Configuration Manager: Evolve or Die

Will Configuration Manager slowly disappear into obsolete or will it change with the times? The answer could still go either way.

Microsoft Previews Tool for Streamlining Azure AD Connections

Microsoft announced a beta this week of a new setup tool for IT pros called "Azure Active Directory Connect."

Microsoft To Issue 'Minor' Updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 on August 12

Microsoft announced today that it will start to deliver new updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 on Aug. 12.

How To Get Started with Microsoft's Azure Files Preview

The feature, part of Microsoft's Azure cloud service, makes it easy to create file shares in the public cloud.

Microsoft Warns of Hybrid Exchange 2013 Glitch

Microsoft issued a warning to IT organizations running so-called "hybrid" messaging environments that combine Exchange Server 2013 and Exchange Online.

Microsoft Releases Update Rollups for System Center 2012

Microsoft released Update Rollup 3 (UR3) for System Center 2012 R2 this week, as well as Update Rollup 7 (UR7) for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1.

Survey Suggests IT Pros Slow To React on Windows XP Migrations

IT pros may have been caught flat footed when it came to migrating client machines off Windows XP, according to an industry survey.

Microsoft Releases Second Preview of Azure AD Sync Services

Microsoft announced a second preview release of its Azure Active Directory (AD) Sync Services solution this week.

Analyst: Cloud Backup Services Should Be a Consideration

Organizations should strategically consider using public cloud services for backup and disaster recovery scenarios, according to research and consulting firm Forrester.

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