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May 22, 2020 | Jeff Melnick

Top 10 Best Windows Server Monitoring Software Tools

If you don’t know the state of your network and server health every second of the day, you're like a blind pilot inevitably headed for disaster. Fortunately, the market now offers many good tools, both commercial and open source, for network and Windows Server monitoring. Since good and free...
November 21, 2018 | Ryan Brooks

Windows Server 2016 Containers

You can improve the security of your application development infrastructure by reducing the size and scope of application and compute resources. One way to do this is to containerize workloads. Windows Server and Microsoft Hyper-V containers enable you to isolate workloads from each other and the...
April 16, 2019 | Ryan Brooks

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Security

You may have been following our series of blog posts on Microsoft Windows Server security features and capabilities for reducing risk in your IT infrastructure. Today, we’ve compiled a list of all these blog posts. You can use them in two ways as you work to secure your Windows Server...
January 30, 2019 | Jeff Melnick

File Server Security with FSRM, EFS and BitLocker

Organizations today store data in many places, including both the corporate file servers and users’ personal devices. To ensure both security and regulatory compliance, IT administrators need to tightly control access to data stored on file servers, and also protect data on portable devices to...
February 21, 2019 | Jeff Melnick

Auditing Windows Systems

Continuously auditing the activity in your network is one of the most critical security best practices, since it helps you notice potentially malicious activity early enough to take action and prevent data breaches, system downtime and compliance failures. Top methods of Windows auditing...
June 10, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Hyper-V Security in Windows Server 2016

Administrator accounts work differently in virtualized environments than they do in physical ones. In particular, in a physical environment, administrative roles, such as storage administrator, network administrator, backup operator, and virtualization-host administrator, have limited or isolated...
November 21, 2018 | Jeff Melnick

Protecting Credentials in Windows Server 2016

Credentials are the keys to an account. By harvesting credentials, attackers can enter your network, move laterally and escalate their privileges to steal your data. Windows Server 2016 has several features for minimizing the chance that attackers will be able to harvest credentials; they...
October 29, 2019 | Russell Smith

Basic Rules of Windows Server Security

While Windows Server is considered to be secure out-of-the-box, like any part of your IT infrastructure, it needs to be patched, monitored and configured to ensure that it is not exposed for a targeted attack. Let's go through some of the tools and best practices that can help you keep Windows...
September 2, 2020 | Russell Smith

Configure Audit Policy and Security Using the Security Configuration Wizard

Windows Server security has improved markedly over the last decade, putting it up there with Unix-based operating systems, which traditionally are considered more secure than Windows. Much of this work is due to the infamous Vista reset, which saw Microsoft plough resources into Windows XP Service...
April 5, 2019 | Daniel Pershing

Claim your free NFR license keys for NetWrix Change Reporter Suite!

Special announcement for Microsoft certified professionals! Provided that you are a Microsoft Certified Professional – MCP (MCSE, MCSA, MSITP, etc); Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) or a Most Valuable Professional (MVP), you are eligible to get not-for-resale (NFR) license keys...
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