Network Management

Windows Monthly Update Process Can Include 'On-Demand' Releases

Microsoft offered yet another explanation of its monthly Windows update process as part of its transparency-in-communications blog series.

How To Sort Objects in PowerShell

PowerShell sometimes displays far more information than you can comfortably digest. Thankfully, there are ways to display only the information that really matters.

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Microsoft Explains Windows 10 Version 1809 Servicing for IT Pros

IT pros got an earful about Windows 10 servicing, plus lots of talk about Windows Autopilot, in a recent Microsoft Web presentation.

Working with Hyper-V Virtual Disks in PowerShell

A common way to attach a virtual hard disk to a virtual machine is via the Hyper-V Manager. But, as Brien shows, you can use PowerShell instead.

Microsoft Expanding Account Manager in Azure Portal to Other Online Services

Microsoft is planning to expand the availability of its new "account manager" multiple sign-in capability, which will be available across various Microsoft online services sometime next year.

Microsoft Suggests Windows 10 FIDO2 Support Starting To Come of Age

Microsoft indicated that it's possible now to use devices based on the Fast IDentity Online 2.0 protocol with a Microsoft account and Windows 10 version 1809, obviating the need for a password.

How To Fix Hyper-V Clock Skew Issues

A few minutes of clock skew might seem like a non-issue, but don't be fooled. There are multiple scenarios where having differing clocks could wreak minor havoc. Here's how to address the problem.

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Installing the Hyper-V Module for PowerShell

If you're getting error messages while trying to manage a remote Hyper-V host from a Windows 10 desktop, here's one possible reason -- and a solution.

Microsoft Improves Windows PowerShell Compatibility with New PowerShell Core 6 Module

Microsoft on Thursday announced the release of the Windows Compatibility Module 1.0.0 for PowerShell Core 6.

Can Group Policy Settings Be Applied to Hyper-V VMs?

As Brien shows, here's where WMI filtering comes in handy.

Microsoft Rereleases Windows 10 Version 1809 and Windows Server 2019

Microsoft on Tuesday rereleased the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809), as well as Windows Server 2019 and its Windows Server-as-a-service cousins.

Managing Hyper-V VMs with PowerShell Direct

Here's how to use PowerShell to manage Hyper-V virtual machines without having to jump through the usual hoops.

Microsoft Suggests Windows 10 Pro Activation Problems Will Clear in 24 Hours

Microsoft on Friday updated its advice to Windows 10 Pro edition users frustrated by a recent activation glitch.

Docker Rolls Out Windows Server Application Migration Program

Docker announced a new Windows Server Application Migration program on Thursday.

Microsoft Ends Easy Fix Service and Blocks Hotfix Service for Windows

Microsoft killed its Easy Fix service for Windows systems last month, and this month appeared to be ending the Microsoft Hotfix Service.

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