Windows 10 1903, also known as the May update, introduces some substantial improvements. These include new functions as well as changes to the service model and best practices. In addition, they've made some improvements to the user interface.
By using a Windows Server feature called Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA), administrators can easily activate virtual machines (VMs) running on an already-licensed Windows Server Data Center Edition server.
Infrastructure as code is a great way to manage scattered infrastructure resources. AWS’ CloudFormation templates are Amazon’s way to make leverage infrastructure as code in an AWS environment. Let’s dive into CloudFormation and see what it takes to create a template, deploy it, and provision AWS resources using nothing...
VMware vCenter Converter is a free tool that is an indispensable utility for VMware administrators. Even now, many years after physical to virtual (P2V) conversion in many enterprises has finished, there are systems to convert or reconfigure, as the tool can also optimize and resize disks and their layout.
The primary goal of the ESXi hypervisor is to distribute physical resources to virtual machines (VMs) while ensuring fairness of consumption. Shares, reservations, and limits settings allow you to prioritize VMs that are more important when resources are under contention.
Many IT administrators must manage DHCP scopes as part of their roles of keeping networks available to end users. Windows Server provides a popular DHCP server that administrators need to maintain scopes on. In this article, let's dive into how to work with DHCP scopes on Windows Server.
You might be looking into the possibility to convert the Windows Server Evaluation edition to the retail edition. We'll look at how to install a license key to transform Windows Server 2019 from the Evaluation version to the retail one.
Monitoring Active Directory users is an essential task for system administrators and IT security. In many organizations, Active Directory is the only way you can authenticate and gain authorization to access resources. Some resources are not so, yet some are highly sensitive. Using PowerShell, we can build a report...
Replacing the hard disk drive (HDD) with a solid-state drive (SSD) can bring even old office PCs back to life. In general, you would migrate the existing Windows installation and the data from the HDD to the new drive. SSD manufacturers offer cloning tools for this task; however, the...
PS Protector is a Windows utility that simplifies converting your plaintext PowerShell module into a Windows .NET assembly DLL. The use case is for businesses that need to protect their intellectual property by preventing source code inspection.
Well-known security researcher and revealer of exploits SandboxEscaper has released details of a Windows 10 zero-day that affects Task Scheduler. This is far from being the first time we've heard from SandboxEscaper, and this time around the exploit could enable an attacker to gain full control of Windows 10 or Windows Server files.
Microsoft has always focused on building the tools and platforms that IT needs to be successful. In this era of digital disruption, we are working to deliver a modern workplace experience that is loved by users and trusted by IT. This focus is at the heart of how we build Windows 10bringing you the...
Last month, we gave everyone a detailed sneak peek into new capabilities we are releasing with Windows Server, version 1903. Today, we are excited to announce that this release is now generally available. Windows Server, version 1903 brings innovation to areas that that matter to you, such as Containers, Edge Computing and Hybrid.
Today, we are releasing Azure DevOps Server 2019.0.1 RTW. Azure DevOps Server (formerly Team Foundation Server) brings the Azure DevOps experience to self-hosted environments. Customers with strict requirements for compliance can run Azure DevOps Server on-premises and have full control over the underlying infrastructure.
If you are frequently using Hyper-V, you might be pleasantly surprised to know that Microsoft has added a new Ubuntu virtual machine image to the Hyper-V Quick Create feature. It takes exactly one click now to get a working 19.04 Ubuntu instance.
Whats about the CVE-2019-0708 vulnerability in Windows Remote Desktop services? Microsoft released updates from Windows XP to Windows 7 on May 14, 2019? Are there exploits? Are there tools to test if an environment is vulnerable?
Microsoft announced the addition oflive response capabilities to its Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Microsoft Defender ATP) enabling security operation teams to perform system forensic analysis remotely.
We had an incident at my company where one of our systems monitor's started randomly flickering. We went down the list of fixes and eventually just ended up doing a system refresh. Any easy fix for this would have been to roll back to a restore point but unfortunately Windows 10 comes with System Protection turned off. How can I get PowerShell to generate a list of machines in my domain who have System Protection turned off and then use Invoke-Command to remotely enable it?
You cant do that. The Body parameter only accepts string. You can only create a HTML code and put it as the Body with -BodyAsHTML parameter. File can be only added to attachment with -Attachment parameter.
Paolo, thanks for the hint! This is an old page. Many years ago we had several lists of free tools. I discontinued this because the interest in free tools appeared to decrease. How did you find the page? Is there a link somewhere on 4sysops?
Not a bug or an issue, but today I was looking for a AD tool and I found the "Free Windows Active Directory Tools" post. It seems to be quite interesting but I see an empty page. I wonder if this page is still alive or the content was removed?