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.
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2 July, 2019
Group Policy is the configuration management technology included in Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory. If you need to enable granular control of Windows and Windows Server settings, Group...
13 June, 2019
Data protection is critical for ensuring that your organization is compliant with regulatory compliance standards like the GDPR and for meeting the expectations of your clients and business partners....
Security & Compliance
30 May, 2019
Too many data breaches are caused by poorly secured database servers. Microsoft SQL Server is a popular enterprise solution, but it is also complex to understand and configure. Here are 6 SQL Server...
23 May, 2019
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...
7 May, 2019
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...
25 April, 2019
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...
18 April, 2019
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 —...
11 April, 2019
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...
Security & Compliance
25 December, 2018
Data breaches are being reported in the news on an almost daily basis. And with new compliance regulations, like GDPR, being introduced on a regular basis, discovering and classifying data is...
6 November, 2018
Sometimes it can be useful to programmatically create zip archives or extract files from existing archives. Windows PowerShell 5.0 added two cmdlets for doing just that. The Compress-Archive cmdlet...