This will get much more intense through the remainder of the year as Microsoft ramps up the upgrades of Windows 7/8 computers joined to Active Directory domains. This post is all about what you need to know to block this upgrade from happening without having to manage Windows Update Services.
How to: Create a Central Store for Active Directory Group Policy
This is something that is super easy to accomplish and can have a big impact on your Group Policies management scope.
Review: Webroot SecureAnywhere Endpoint Protection
As far as small business antivirus is concerned I have always been an ESET fan. So when I was recently recommended by a colleague to check out the latest Webroot business antivirus client I wasn’t really looking for another antivirus since ESET had always treated me well. After getting to know the product and having used it now for 30 days, I can tell you that this is a top notch product in almost all aspects of premium antivirus clients.
Backup IT up
“Most people don’t want backups. But, Everyone wants restores.” -Unknown
FREE Microsoft Windows Certification study web resources
Certification is an ongoing battle. Free resources can go a long way in that fight. There are a number of resources on the web that are completely free. I wanted to share some of my favorite websites to help you study for your next Microsoft Windows Desktop or Server certification for FREE.
How to: Hide updates in Windows 10
Microsoft updates are not to be trusted. A lot of you might hear that and say “Duh”, however, it hasn’t always been this bad. Recently, Microsoft has really hit a wall with security updates reeking havoc on systems and applications. The new Microsoft CEO has been actively pushing faster software development cycles. This has been a boon for them as it keeps developers and enterprises moving to refresh their software and hardware. This has also been a huge pain for the IT staff in charge of managing upgrades and updates.
How to: Migrate Windows file server shares with NTFS permissions
Over the years I have seen so many approaches to migrating Windows file server shares to new servers. Most methods are valid and some are down right brilliant uses of native tools. I have an affinity for migrating shares in a specific way that does not utilize the native tools. It has worked really well for me over the years and I want to share it with all those out there that might need help with shares that are problematic.
Review: Veeam Endpoint Backup
Take It From a Geek. Newegg.com.
Product: Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE
Version reviewed: 18.104.22.168
Operating System Tested: Windows 10 Build 1511
This is my first review and I have say this is a review that I never thought I would write. Veeam has been “killing it” as a virtual server backup platform for years now and their claim was always on the virtual side only. I thought they would never make a product that did physical OS install backups.
How to: Updating user SMTP addresses in Office 365 while syncing local AD with AADSync
I ran into an issue recently where I could not update or change the email address of an Office 365 mailbox for a client using AADSync. Since it took me some time to figure out the solution and I could not find any related content quickly on the web that was thorough; I figured I would put together a thorough solution to save time for the IT pros out there.
How to: Create and manage Remote Desktop Shortcuts
Use Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to a computer at your office or home frequently? Do you go through launching the default RDC shortcut you dragged from the start menu to connect up? If so, this blog entry can help you.
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