30 October, 2018 | Jeff Melnick

How to Back Up and Restore the Windows Registry

The Windows registry is a database that contains important, machine-specific settings and information regarding almost everything in your computer — preferences, applications, users, attached devices and so on. The registry contains two basic elements: keys and values. The Windows operating...
22 October, 2018 | Jeff Melnick

Introduction to PowerShell

In this short PowerShell introduction, I’ll explain what PowerShell is and what it was created for, as well as provide a list of useful resources that can help you learning PowerShell scripting and make your working life easier. Windows PowerShell is a Windows command-line shell created to...
2 October, 2018 | 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...
27 September, 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...
20 September, 2018 | 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...
20 September, 2018 | Ryan Brooks

Securing Your Servers with Windows Defender, AppLocker, SCT and More

Malware — computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, spyware and so one — is a continuous threat to organizations because it can damage devices and enable unauthorized parties to access the network remotely to collect and transmit sensitive information. Windows Server 2016 includes the...
18 September, 2018 | Jeff Melnick

How to Add, Delete and Change Local Users and Groups with PowerShell

To help admins manage local users and groups with PowerShell more easily, Microsoft provides a cmdlet collection called Microsoft.PowerShell.LocalAccounts. Previously, you had to download and import it into PowerShell explicitly, and also install Windows Management Framework 5.1; in the Windows...
13 September, 2018 | Jeff Melnick

What Are Windows Firewall and IPsec?

One key component in securing your IT infrastructure is protecting against network-related security threats. Windows Server offers several network security features to help: Windows Firewall with Advanced Security IPsec Message Analyzer Free Tool Handpicked related content: ...
11 September, 2018 | Jeff Melnick

How to Get, Edit, Create and Delete Registry Keys with PowerShell

Administrators can perform all typical registry operations using either the old-good “Regedit” user interface or the reg.exe utility. But there is another option — Windows PowerShell. PowerShell provides a large set of tools for interacting with the Microsoft Windows registry, either on the...
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