Troy Thompson

Troy has worked in network administration for over 25 years, serving as a network engineer and Microsoft Exchange administration in Department of Defense, writing technology articles, tutorials, and white papers and technical edits. Troy is a Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI), and has numerous other certifications including CCNA, MSCE+I, Network+, A+ and Security+.
IT Operations
February 27, 2019

6 Tools to Protect Your Domain Controllers

There are many things that you can do as an administrator to reduce or eliminate risks associated with your Domain Controllers.  In this article, we’ll take a look at some tools you can employ to...
IT Operations
December 28, 2018

Keyboard Shortcuts for System Administrators

I have been in the IT business since the early days of DOS.  In order to navigate the archaic operating systems back in the day, you had to learn a lot of keyboard shortcuts.  Most people these...
IT Operations
March 27, 2019

Group Policy for Password Monitoring

As an administrator, you have to ensure that your network is secure.  A big part of that includes deciding on a password strategy for user accounts and administrator accounts.  You can educate your...