Windows IT Pro http://windowsitpro.com/rss.xml en Resources: Handling SMB v1 in Managed Environments with Group Policy http://windowsitpro.com/windows/resources-handling-smb-v1-managed-environments-group-policy <div class="node-body article-body">Learn the background behind SMB vulnerabilities in Windows and how you can deal with it in your organization. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/resources-handling-smb-v1-managed-environments-group-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/resources-handling-smb-v1-managed-environments-group-policy#comments Windows Microsoft protection SMB SMB v1 vulnerability. security Windows Fri, 26 May 2017 13:02:00 +0000 191411 at http://windowsitpro.com How to Configure Active Directory Group Policies of Microsoft Edge with Administrative Template for Windows Server 2016 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/how-configure-active-directory-group-policies-microsoft-edge-administrative-temp <div class="field-byline"> Karim Buzdar </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">There is no default group policy support for Microsoft Edge browser in active directory domain Windows Server 2016. In this article, I&rsquo;ll show you to install an administrative template on active directory domain Windows Server 2016 for group policies of Microsoft Edge.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1">Installing Administrative Template on Windows Server 2016</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/how-configure-active-directory-group-policies-microsoft-edge-administrative-temp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/how-configure-active-directory-group-policies-microsoft-edge-administrative-temp#comments Windows Server 2016 Wed, 24 May 2017 11:31:00 +0000 191271 at http://windowsitpro.com Resources: Learning More About Microsoft Teams for Education Users http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/resources-learning-more-about-microsoft-teams-education-users <div class="node-body article-body">With the availability of Office 365 for Education at no cost now for eligible education institutions, many organizations will not only be looking into that service but also Microsoft Teams to maximize the benefits of this collaboration tool from Microsoft.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/resources-learning-more-about-microsoft-teams-education-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/resources-learning-more-about-microsoft-teams-education-users#comments Office 365 Education Microsoft Teams Office 365 Resources Wed, 24 May 2017 11:16:00 +0000 191371 at http://windowsitpro.com Security Sense: The Internet Remains a Fragile Beast http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-internet-remains-fragile-beast <div class="node-body article-body">The WannaCry ransomware made a mess of a bunch of bunch of machines, but it could have been so much worse. Given the nature of the web and the dependencies we've created on it, one day it probably will be.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-internet-remains-fragile-beast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-internet-remains-fragile-beast#comments Troy Hunt's Security Sense Ransomware Ransomware security Security Tue, 23 May 2017 15:17:00 +0000 191301 at http://windowsitpro.com How to Install Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on Windows 10 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/how-install-remote-server-administration-tools-rsat-windows-10 <div class="field-byline"> Karim Buzdar </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) is used to remotely manage Windows Servers (such as Server 2008/2012/2016) from client machines (such as Windows 7/8/10). In this article, we will look into installation method of RSAT version 1.2 on Windows 10.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The RSAT for Windows 10 include the following:</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">1. Server manager</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">2. Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/how-install-remote-server-administration-tools-rsat-windows-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/how-install-remote-server-administration-tools-rsat-windows-10#comments Windows 10 Tue, 23 May 2017 09:54:00 +0000 191251 at http://windowsitpro.com How to Remotely Manage Windows Server 2016 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/how-remotely-manage-windows-server-2016 <div class="field-byline"> Karim Buzdar </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">In this article, I have explored the possible ways you can use to remotely manage your Windows Server 2016 on network.&nbsp;</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/how-remotely-manage-windows-server-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2016/how-remotely-manage-windows-server-2016#comments Windows Server 2016 Mon, 22 May 2017 23:48:00 +0000 191241 at http://windowsitpro.com Researcher's tweet sparks Windows 10 telemetry concerns; Here's what you should know http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/researchers-tweet-sparks-windows-10-telemetry-concerns-heres-what-you-should-know <div class="node-body article-body">This handy resource document from Microsoft can help you better understand and control the various connections that elements of Windows 10 makes out to Microsoft services during OS operations.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/researchers-tweet-sparks-windows-10-telemetry-concerns-heres-what-you-should-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/researchers-tweet-sparks-windows-10-telemetry-concerns-heres-what-you-should-know#comments Windows 10 components connections control Telemetry testing Windows 10 Mon, 22 May 2017 18:39:00 +0000 191281 at http://windowsitpro.com Skype for Business 2015 – Dive into the Skype for Business WAC Server http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-2015-dive-skype-business-wac-server <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Web Application Server is not a true Skype for Business Server 2015 (SFBS 2015) role, but a SharePoint role that SFBS 2015 leverages for its document rendering of Office related applications.&nbsp; The Microsoft Skype team went with a more formidable approach to document rendering in turn is accomplishing several things at the same time with regards to standardizing the way various products present Office based documents to non-standard devices such as tablets, IPhones, MACs, and other mobile devices as well.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-2015-dive-skype-business-wac-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/skype-business/skype-business-2015-dive-skype-business-wac-server#comments Skype for Business Mon, 22 May 2017 12:46:00 +0000 191261 at http://windowsitpro.com Firmware used with Hyper-V Generation 2 VM http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/firmware-used-hyper-v-generation-2-vm <div class="node-body article-body">Which firmware is used in a Generation 2 VM</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/firmware-used-hyper-v-generation-2-vm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hyper-v/firmware-used-hyper-v-generation-2-vm#comments Hyper-V Generation 2 Generation 2 UEFI UEFI Sun, 21 May 2017 13:05:00 +0000 190911 at http://windowsitpro.com Key workloads to use in Azure IaaS guest clusters http://windowsitpro.com/azure/key-workloads-use-azure-iaas-guest-clusters <div class="node-body article-body">Learn key technologies to enable certain guest cluster scenarios in Azure.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/key-workloads-use-azure-iaas-guest-clusters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/key-workloads-use-azure-iaas-guest-clusters#comments Azure Guest Cluster Guest Cluster IaaS IaaS Sun, 21 May 2017 13:03:00 +0000 190901 at http://windowsitpro.com Set an image for user in AD http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/set-image-user-ad <div class="node-body article-body"> Set user images in Active Directory with PowerShell</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/set-image-user-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/set-image-user-ad#comments Windows Server AD AD Image Image User user Sun, 21 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000 190881 at http://windowsitpro.com Remove string from string in PowerShell http://windowsitpro.com/windows/remove-string-string-powershell <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to simply remove a string from another string!</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/remove-string-string-powershell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/remove-string-string-powershell#comments Windows PowerShell PowerShell string string Sun, 21 May 2017 12:43:00 +0000 190831 at http://windowsitpro.com Set photo for users in Azure AD replicated from on-premises AD http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/set-photo-users-azure-ad-replicated-premises-ad <div class="node-body article-body">Set the photo for Azure AD users from an on-premises AD user</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/set-photo-users-azure-ad-replicated-premises-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/set-photo-users-azure-ad-replicated-premises-ad#comments Windows Server Azure AD Azure AD photo photo Sat, 20 May 2017 13:02:00 +0000 190891 at http://windowsitpro.com Access CLI 2 from Azure Portal http://windowsitpro.com/azure/access-cli-2-azure-portal <div class="node-body article-body">Access the Azure CLI 2 from the portal</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/access-cli-2-azure-portal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/access-cli-2-azure-portal#comments Azure Azure Azure CLI CLI Sat, 20 May 2017 12:56:00 +0000 190861 at http://windowsitpro.com Create missing objects in complex OU structure http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/create-missing-objects-complex-ou-structure <div class="node-body article-body">Create an object in a complex OU structure if not already present.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/create-missing-objects-complex-ou-structure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/create-missing-objects-complex-ou-structure#comments Windows Server Active Directory Active Directory create create User user Sat, 20 May 2017 12:45:00 +0000 190841 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Clarifies if Linux Distros Can Run on Windows 10 S http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-clarifies-if-linux-distros-can-run-windows-10-s <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft is getting asked about running Linux on Windows 10 S and while the answer is a resounding bold type face no - there are good reasons behind that answer.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-clarifies-if-linux-distros-can-run-windows-10-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/microsoft-clarifies-if-linux-distros-can-run-windows-10-s#comments Windows 10 Apps limitations Linux Windows 10 Windows 10 S Windows Store Fri, 19 May 2017 17:21:00 +0000 191131 at http://windowsitpro.com Find objects at a base level in AD only http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/find-objects-base-level-ad-only <div class="node-body article-body">When searching AD, here's how find objects at a certain level only.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/find-objects-base-level-ad-only" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/find-objects-base-level-ad-only#comments Windows Server Active Directory Active Directory search search Fri, 19 May 2017 12:54:00 +0000 190851 at http://windowsitpro.com NewSQL CockroachDB Ready for Prime Time http://windowsitpro.com/analysis/newsql-cockroachdb-ready-prime-time <div class="node-body article-body">CockroachDB may not have an inviting name, but it took center stage at last week's OpenStack Summit.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/analysis/newsql-cockroachdb-ready-prime-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/analysis/newsql-cockroachdb-ready-prime-time#comments Analysis Thu, 18 May 2017 17:25:00 +0000 191051 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Expands Azure Global Footprint with Two New Datacenters Planned for Africa http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsoft-expands-azure-global-footprint-two-new-datacenters-planned-africa <div class="node-body article-body">When these two data centers come online in South Africa in 2018 that will bring the companies total number of global Azure facilities to 40. They are also the first company to expand into this region of the world.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsoft-expands-azure-global-footprint-two-new-datacenters-planned-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/microsoft-expands-azure-global-footprint-two-new-datacenters-planned-africa#comments Azure Azure Cape Town Data center Data Centers expansion Johannesburg Microsoft Microsoft Azure South Africa Thu, 18 May 2017 13:51:00 +0000 191041 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft IT Pros Lose 1/3 of Daily Productivity Due to Crisis Response: Study http://windowsitpro.com/windows/it-pros-lose-13-daily-productivity-due-crisis-response-study <div class="field-byline"> Todd R. Weiss </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Enterprise IT workers have plenty of tasks to accomplish each day, from managing and updating computer systems to configuring machines for new users, but as much as one-third of what they try to do daily is often put off to another time due to more important systems emergencies that pop up with users.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/it-pros-lose-13-daily-productivity-due-crisis-response-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/it-pros-lose-13-daily-productivity-due-crisis-response-study#comments Windows Thu, 18 May 2017 13:41:00 +0000 191001 at http://windowsitpro.com With beefier TPUs, Google wants to lay claim to Machine Learning kingdom http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/beefier-tpus-google-wants-lay-claim-machine-learning-kingdom <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There were a lot of interesting announcements coming out of Google I/O today, particularly if you&#39;re an Android fan. But maybe one of the most interesting initiatives is something the vast majority of Google&#39;s users will never use directly: It&#39;s big push to speed up machine learning tasks with improved TensorFlow performance.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/beefier-tpus-google-wants-lay-claim-machine-learning-kingdom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/business-intelligence/beefier-tpus-google-wants-lay-claim-machine-learning-kingdom#comments Business Intelligence Wed, 17 May 2017 20:17:00 +0000 191011 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Details SharePoint Progress and Updates During Virtual Summit http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/microsoft-details-sharepoint-progress-and-updates-during-virtual-summit <div class="node-body article-body">A two hour virtual summit held by Microsoft this week provided several updates about SharePoint and its associated services.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/microsoft-details-sharepoint-progress-and-updates-during-virtual-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/microsoft-details-sharepoint-progress-and-updates-during-virtual-summit#comments Office 365 Azure cloud collaboration Microsoft Office Office Office 365 OneDrive Files On-Demand OneDrive for Business SharePoint Windows Windows 10 Wed, 17 May 2017 17:53:00 +0000 190991 at http://windowsitpro.com As WannaCrypt Recovery Continues, Analysts Back Microsoft's Leader http://windowsitpro.com/security/wannacrypt-recovery-continues-analysts-back-microsofts-leader <div class="field-byline"> Todd R. Weiss </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft president Brad Smith says the attacks were partly the fault of companies that don't patch their systems. Analysts agree.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/wannacrypt-recovery-continues-analysts-back-microsofts-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/wannacrypt-recovery-continues-analysts-back-microsofts-leader#comments Security Wed, 17 May 2017 16:50:00 +0000 190981 at http://windowsitpro.com How to defend against DDoS attacks like the one on the Dyn DNS service http://windowsitpro.com/security/how-defend-against-ddos-attacks-one-dyn-dns-service <div class="field-byline"> David Geer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1"><span class="s1">On October 21, 2016, the Dyn Managed DNS service experienced <a href="https://dyn.com/blog/dyn-statement-on-10212016-ddos-attack/"><span class="s2">three DDoS attacks; two of these were successful</span></a> at overwhelming the service and preventing access to major websites. While news reports focused on the attacks&rsquo; impact on Eastern U.S.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/how-defend-against-ddos-attacks-one-dyn-dns-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/how-defend-against-ddos-attacks-one-dyn-dns-service#comments Security Wed, 17 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000 191021 at http://windowsitpro.com What is Redeploy Me Now in Azure? http://windowsitpro.com/azure/what-redeploy-me-now-azure <div class="node-body article-body">Understand the redeploy me now Azure feature.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/what-redeploy-me-now-azure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/what-redeploy-me-now-azure#comments Azure Azure Azure Update Update Wed, 17 May 2017 12:58:00 +0000 190871 at http://windowsitpro.com Resources: Windows 10 Update Related Information and Links http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/resources-windows-10-update-related-information-and-links <div class="node-body article-body">Each new feature update to Windows 10 introduces changes, most of them very slight, to the process of updating Windows 10. The recently released Creators Update has added a few tweaks to the process so here is a collection of resources to help you become familiar with them.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/resources-windows-10-update-related-information-and-links" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-10/resources-windows-10-update-related-information-and-links#comments Windows 10 Information IT Pro links Resources updates Windows 10 Windows 10 Updates Windows Update Tue, 16 May 2017 16:26:00 +0000 190951 at http://windowsitpro.com Build 2017: Prepare for an Ecosystem of Devices Connected Through Windows http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/build-2017-prepare-ecosystem-devices-connected-through-windows <div class="node-body article-body">During their annual Build 2017 developers conference last week in Seattle, Microsoft showed the future of Windows as the connector between all of the mobile devices we own.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/build-2017-prepare-ecosystem-devices-connected-through-windows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/build-2017-prepare-ecosystem-devices-connected-through-windows#comments Windows Client Android BYOD Clipboard connected ecosystem Fall Creators Update iOS OneDrive OneDrive Files On-Demand Pick Up Where You Left Off Timeline Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 Fall Creator Update Mon, 15 May 2017 14:49:00 +0000 190921 at http://windowsitpro.com Can China Azure AD users be linked to Global AD resources http://windowsitpro.com/azure/can-china-azure-ad-users-be-linked-global-ad-resources <div class="node-body article-body">Understand how geo-fenced regions can interact with global AD resources</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/can-china-azure-ad-users-be-linked-global-ad-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/can-china-azure-ad-users-be-linked-global-ad-resources#comments Azure Azure Azure geo-fence geo-fence Mon, 15 May 2017 14:06:00 +0000 190491 at http://windowsitpro.com As hospitals and countries recover from WannaCry, Microsoft president blames poor patching practices and government stockpiles http://windowsitpro.com/security/hospitals-and-countries-recover-wannacry-microsoft-president-blames-poor-patching-practices <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The scenes from around the world were like a bad movie: Amateurish ransom notes, international chaos, and &quot;absolute carnage&quot; in some hospitals that were particularly hard hit.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/hospitals-and-countries-recover-wannacry-microsoft-president-blames-poor-patching-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/hospitals-and-countries-recover-wannacry-microsoft-president-blames-poor-patching-practices#comments Security Mon, 15 May 2017 13:47:00 +0000 190931 at http://windowsitpro.com OpenStack Storage for Dummies http://windowsitpro.com/red-hat/openstack-storage-dummies <div class="node-body article-body">OpenStack Storage for Dummies outlines OpenStack and Ceph basics, configuration best practices for OpenStack and Ceph together.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/red-hat/openstack-storage-dummies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Red Hat Sponsored Mon, 15 May 2017 13:39:00 +0000 191401 at http://windowsitpro.com