Install antivirus on a Hyper-V host?

In an IT landscape where antivirus is usually a security compliance requirement on Windows Servers and client endpoints, should you also be installing antivirus software on your Hyper-V host servers? In this article, I’ll discuss the problems, your options, and some best practices that will, I hope, save you some headaches.

Kyle Beckman By Kyle Beckman - Thu, March 12, 2015 - 0 comments

Kyle Beckman works as a systems administrator in Higher Education in the Southeast United States and has 15+ years of systems administration experience. You can follow him on Twitter or his blog, trekker.net.

The PowerShell variable – Naming, value, data type

The PowerShell variable has many features that help you create reliable scripts. Understanding the most important concepts of the PowerShell variable is essential for everything you do in PowerShell. In the first post of this series, I will explain how to name variables, how to assign values, and how to deal with PowerShell data types.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Wed, March 11, 2015 - 0 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Active Directory auditing – Track user logons

If accounts are unable to log on, you have to enable Active Directory auditing in order to track user logons. In this post, I will show you how to track down the relevant information.

Jim Jones By Jim Jones - Tue, March 10, 2015 - 0 comments

Jim Jones has been a Windows/Network/Voice Systems administrator for over a decade and currently works as a Sr. Network Administrator in West Virginia, USA. Jim can be found on Twitter @k00laidIT.

SSL FREAK attack checker – Are your browsers and web servers vulnerable?

Quite a few operating systems, including Windows (Internet Explorer and IIS), are affected by the FREAK vulnerability. You can use an SSL FREAK attack checker to determine if your systems are vulnerable and then decide if you have to take countermeasures.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Mon, March 9, 2015 - 0 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

The 4sysops PowerShell tutorial

If you are a 4sysops subscriber, you’ve probably noticed that we published more PowerShell beginner articles recently. I put the corresponding links together on one page so you can easily find those introductory articles. I also added a few articles for advanced PowerShell admins.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Fri, March 6, 2015 - 0 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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