Windows IT Pro http://windowsitpro.com/rss.xml en Ransomware as a Service: Air Gapped Backups More Important Than Ever http://windowsitpro.com/blog/ransomware-service-air-gapped-backups-more-important-ever <div class="node-body blog-body">Ransom has never been so effortless. Learn about the concept of ransomware as a service and how you can protect yourself against it.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/ransomware-service-air-gapped-backups-more-important-ever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/ransomware-service-air-gapped-backups-more-important-ever#comments Sponsored Ransomware Ransomware as a Service veeam Windows IT Pro Guest Blogs Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:51:00 +0000 187231 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Exchange 2007 Lifecycle Support Expires on 11 April 2017 http://windowsitpro.com/exchange-server-2007/microsoft-exchange-2007-lifecycle-support-expires-11-april-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">If your company is still running Exchange Server 2007 you have less than 60 days to make a change.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/exchange-server-2007/microsoft-exchange-2007-lifecycle-support-expires-11-april-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/exchange-server-2007/microsoft-exchange-2007-lifecycle-support-expires-11-april-2017#comments Exchange Server 2007 Exchange Exchange Server Exchange Server 2007 expire expiring Lifecycle lifecycle support Microsoft Support Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:12:00 +0000 187441 at http://windowsitpro.com Migrating Active Directory Domain Controller from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/migrating-active-directory-domain-controller-windows-server-2012-r2-windows-server--0 <div class="field-byline"> Karim Buzdar </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I have written this article to help you migrate your existing Active Directory Domain Controller which is running on Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016. So, let’s get started!</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/migrating-active-directory-domain-controller-windows-server-2012-r2-windows-server--0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/migrating-active-directory-domain-controller-windows-server-2012-r2-windows-server--0#comments Windows Server Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:24:00 +0000 187421 at http://windowsitpro.com Migrating Active Directory Domain Controller from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/migrating-active-directory-domain-controller-windows-server-2012-r2-windows-server-20 <div class="field-byline"> Karim Buzdar </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I have written this article to help you migrate your existing Active Directory Domain Controller which is running on Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016. So, let’s get started!</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/migrating-active-directory-domain-controller-windows-server-2012-r2-windows-server-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/migrating-active-directory-domain-controller-windows-server-2012-r2-windows-server-20#comments Windows Server Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:24:00 +0000 187411 at http://windowsitpro.com Redundancy, Redundancy, Redundancy, or How to Avoid IT Problems http://windowsitpro.com/database-backup-and-recovery/redundancy-redundancy-redundancy-or-how-avoid-it-problems <div class="field-byline"> Todd R. Weiss </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nagging Comcast email failures for months forced me to permanently move my email services to my former backup email provider, Gmail. Thankfully, I had a redundancy plan. You should, too, because one day, some part of your IT system is going to leave you high and dry. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/database-backup-and-recovery/redundancy-redundancy-redundancy-or-how-avoid-it-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/database-backup-and-recovery/redundancy-redundancy-redundancy-or-how-avoid-it-problems#comments Database Backup and Recovery Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:44:00 +0000 187401 at http://windowsitpro.com <p>Always make sure you have a backup plan in case things start to go south.</p> Migrate DHCP from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Window Server 2016 in Just Two Steps http://windowsitpro.com/powershell-scripting/migrate-dhcp-windows-server-2012-r2-window-server-2016-just-two-steps <div class="field-byline"> Karim Buzdar </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <style type="text/css">p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 15.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font: 13.0px Wingdings; font-kerning: none} </style> </p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/powershell-scripting/migrate-dhcp-windows-server-2012-r2-window-server-2016-just-two-steps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/powershell-scripting/migrate-dhcp-windows-server-2012-r2-window-server-2016-just-two-steps#comments PowerShell & Scripting Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:33:00 +0000 187391 at http://windowsitpro.com Three Rescue Disks for Your Toolbox http://windowsitpro.com/database-backup-and-recovery/three-rescue-disks-your-toolbox <div class="node-body article-body">Having a good multi-platform bootable rescue disk on hand can often turn a major headache into a job easily handled.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/database-backup-and-recovery/three-rescue-disks-your-toolbox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/database-backup-and-recovery/three-rescue-disks-your-toolbox#comments Database Backup and Recovery Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:05:00 +0000 187291 at http://windowsitpro.com Use DISM to manage images http://windowsitpro.com/windows/use-dism-manage-images <div class="node-body article-body">Learn to use dism to mount images.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/use-dism-manage-images" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/use-dism-manage-images#comments Windows DISM DISM Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:21:00 +0000 187131 at http://windowsitpro.com What is dot sourcing in PowerShell? http://windowsitpro.com/windows/what-dot-sourcing-powershell <div class="node-body article-body">Understand dot sourcing in PowerShell</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/what-dot-sourcing-powershell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/what-dot-sourcing-powershell#comments Windows dot sourcing dot sourcing PowerShell PowerShell Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:09:00 +0000 187091 at http://windowsitpro.com Can I mix installation options in a 2016 cluster? http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/can-i-mix-installation-options-2016-cluster <div class="node-body article-body">understand mixing of installation options in a 2016 cluster.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/can-i-mix-installation-options-2016-cluster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/can-i-mix-installation-options-2016-cluster#comments Windows Server 2016 cluster cluster installation options installation options Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:06:00 +0000 187071 at http://windowsitpro.com Does Nano Server have separate cumulative updates http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/does-nano-server-have-separate-cumulative-updates <div class="node-body article-body">Understand the updates for cumulative updates.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/does-nano-server-have-separate-cumulative-updates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/does-nano-server-have-separate-cumulative-updates#comments Windows Server 2016 Cumulative Updates Cumulative Updates Nano Server Nano Server Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:03:00 +0000 187051 at http://windowsitpro.com Can Nano Server run 32-bit applications http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/can-nano-server-run-32-bit-applications <div class="node-body article-body">Can Nano Server run legacy, 32-bit applications? 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http://windowsitpro.com/windows/what-are-dism-cmdlets <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to use the DISM cmdlets</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/what-are-dism-cmdlets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/what-are-dism-cmdlets#comments Windows cmdlets cmdlets DISM DISM Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:08:00 +0000 187081 at http://windowsitpro.com View fully qualified domain name using cmd prompt http://windowsitpro.com/windows/view-fully-qualified-domain-name-using-cmd-prompt <div class="node-body article-body">View the fully qualified domain name of a machine from the command line.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/view-fully-qualified-domain-name-using-cmd-prompt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/view-fully-qualified-domain-name-using-cmd-prompt#comments Windows fqdn fqdn Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:04:00 +0000 187061 at http://windowsitpro.com Assistance is Available for Microsoft Cloud Users to Prepare for new Data Protection Rules in Europe http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/assistance-available-microsoft-cloud-users-prepare-new-data-protection-rules-europe <div class="node-body article-body">Like any global business, your company is likely doing business in Europe and if so then you need to be preparing for these new data regulations that go into effect in May 2018.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/assistance-available-microsoft-cloud-users-prepare-new-data-protection-rules-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/assistance-available-microsoft-cloud-users-prepare-new-data-protection-rules-europe#comments Cloud Azure cloud EU Europe European Union GDPR General Data Protection Regulation Microsoft Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:05:00 +0000 187221 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft's Massively Open Online Courses will help you become well versed in the Azure Cloud http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsofts-massively-open-online-courses-will-help-you-become-well-versed-azure-cloud <div class="node-body article-body">Get fully up to speed on most everything related to Microsoft's Azure Cloud Services through these free online courses.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsofts-massively-open-online-courses-will-help-you-become-well-versed-azure-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsofts-massively-open-online-courses-will-help-you-become-well-versed-azure-cloud#comments Azure classes Massively Open Online Courses Microsoft MOOC training Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:57:00 +0000 187181 at http://windowsitpro.com What is & in PowerShell http://windowsitpro.com/windows/what-powershell <div class="node-body article-body">Use the call operator</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/what-powershell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/what-powershell#comments Windows call operator call operator PowerShell PowerShell Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:11:00 +0000 187101 at http://windowsitpro.com Conversational Scripted AD http://windowsitpro.com/resources/conversational-scripted-ad <div class="node-body article-body">Download this Active Director Conversational Guide now</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/resources/conversational-scripted-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Resources Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:22:00 +0000 183731 at http://windowsitpro.com What is 'Central IT'? http://windowsitpro.com/systems-management/what-central-it <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium;">I surprised a colleague when I spoke of &#39;central IT&#39;: &quot;... is this a common term that i have just never heard?&quot; was her immediate question.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/systems-management/what-central-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/systems-management/what-central-it#comments Systems Management Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:20:00 +0000 187161 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Trust Center Updated with Additional Legal, Compliance, Security, and Privacy Information http://windowsitpro.com/security/microsoft-trust-center-updated-additional-legal-compliance-security-and-privacy-information <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has updated their Trust Center with even more information and resources for companies and organizations that currently use or are researching the companies cloud services.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/microsoft-trust-center-updated-additional-legal-compliance-security-and-privacy-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/microsoft-trust-center-updated-additional-legal-compliance-security-and-privacy-information#comments Security cloud Compliance Legal Microsoft Microsoft Trust Center Privacy Information security Trust Center Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:41:00 +0000 187151 at http://windowsitpro.com Dr. Watson gets benched at University of Texas' MD Anderson http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/dr-watson-gets-benched-university-texas-md-anderson <div class="field-deck"> Audit of $62 million partnership with IBM's Artificial Intelligence engine found results lacking </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>IBM has marketed Watson as a multidisciplinary artificial intelligence that can tackle a range of information problems, but <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/ibm-interconnect-wants-take-you-cloud">has long touted medicine as one of the key areas it will help disrupt</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/dr-watson-gets-benched-university-texas-md-anderson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/dr-watson-gets-benched-university-texas-md-anderson#comments Business Intelligence artificial intelligence artificial intelligence IBM IBM Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:40:00 +0000 187171 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Faces European Privacy Probes Over Windows 10 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-faces-european-privacy-probes-over-windows-10 <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft Corp. faces a coordinated investigation by European privacy regulators after it failed to do enough to address their concerns about the collection and processing of user data with a series of changes to Windows 10 last month.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-faces-european-privacy-probes-over-windows-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-faces-european-privacy-probes-over-windows-10#comments Windows 10 Privacy Security Windows 10 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:38:00 +0000 187141 at http://windowsitpro.com Deploy SDNv2 with SCVMM 2016 http://windowsitpro.com/windows/deploy-sdnv2-scvmm-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Understand how to deploy SDNv2 with SCVMM 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/deploy-sdnv2-scvmm-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/deploy-sdnv2-scvmm-2016#comments Windows SCVMM SCVMM SDNv2 SDNv2 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:14:00 +0000 186811 at http://windowsitpro.com Item-level recovery with Azure Backup http://windowsitpro.com/azure/item-level-recovery-azure-backup <div class="node-body article-body">Understand item-level recovery</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/item-level-recovery-azure-backup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/item-level-recovery-azure-backup#comments Azure Azure Backup Azure Backup Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:43:00 +0000 186871 at http://windowsitpro.com Is Silverlight supported on Windows Server 2016? 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