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Russell Smith

IT consultant and author specializing in management and security technologies. Russell has more than 15 years of experience in IT, he has written a book on Windows security, and he coauthored a text for Microsoft’s Official Academic Course (MOAC) series.
IT Audit & Management
23 May, 2019

How to Enable SQL Server Audit and Review the Audit Log

Auditing Microsoft SQL Server is critical to identifying security issues and breaches. In addition, auditing SQL Server is a requirement for compliance with regulations like PCI DSS and...
IT Audit & Management
7 May, 2019

6 Group Policy Settings You Need to Get Right

Group Policy is a configuration management technology that is part of Windows Server Active Directory. It can be used to configure settings in Windows client and server operating systems to make sure...
IT Audit & Management
25 April, 2019

Top 5 Management Tools for Group Policy Administration

Group Policy is a configuration management technology that is part of Windows Server Active Directory (AD). This article explores Microsoft’s own Group Policy tools and some of the best third-party...
IT Audit & Management
18 April, 2019

Group Policy Management

Group Policy is an Active Directory management technology for Windows that provides centralized management of configuration settings. While it isn’t the only available management solution —...
IT Audit & Management
11 April, 2019

Top 10 Group Policy PowerShell Commands

In addition to the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), Microsoft provides a set of Windows PowerShell cmdlets you can use to manage Group Policy. To use the Group Policy PowerShell cmdlets, you...
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