MDT Windows Updates Build Report

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I found it nice to be able to get a clean, filtered report on what Windows updates got installed during the build process. The way this tool works is by reading the ZTIWindowsUpdate.log file from the c:minintsmsosdosdlogs directory and extracting the list of installed Windows Updates.

Windows Server 2016 Storage Will Blow Your Mind! – Part 1

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The first in a three part series covering the amazing storage features found in Windows Server 2016. In this first video we will focus on the amazing capabilities provided by Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) features in Windows Server 2016. Windows Server 2016 Storage Overview. [

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Windows Server 2016 Storage will Blow Your Mind! – Part 3

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The third in a three-part series covering the amazing storage features found in Windows Server 2016. In this third video, we will focus on the amazing capabilities provided by Storage Quality of Service features in Windows Server 2016. Uncategorized Storage Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 – What’s New for Web Servers with IIS 10

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Windows Server 2016 includes a new version of Internet Information Server IIS – in this episode we will reveal all of the great new features and performance enhancements included so that you can understand how this may affect your deployment decisions with Windows Server 2016.

Windows Server 2016 – Azure-Inspired Software Defined Networking (SDN) in YOUR Datacenter!

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The Azure-inspired Software Defined Networking (SDN) stack that is built into Windows Server 2016 reduces the complexity and cost of network infrastructure. What does this all mean exactly and what other new networking features does Windows Server 2016 have?

RSAT tools for Windows 10

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Well, wait no more the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 have been released. Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 Pierre Roman Windows Server Windows 10 how-to

Get the “Lowdown” on Windows Server 2016 Essentials and the “Essentials Experience” Role

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In this episode, we’ll get you up-to-speed on all things relating to Windows Server 2016 Essentials. We’ll also briefly discuss the Essentials Experience role in full editions of Windows Server 2016. Windows Server 2016 Essentials and the Essentials Experience Role. [

Improve Deployment Speed and Reduce Overhead with Containers in Windows Server 2016

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Learn how containers work in Windows Server 2016 and how they can be used to increase deployment speed, workload density and decrease server overhead to create a more efficient IT environment. Introduction to Windows Server 2016 Containers. [

Building Your Hybrid Cloud – Nested Virtualization in Windows Server 2016

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Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze take us through an in-depth walkthrough of one of the newest features in Windows Server 2016 – Nested Virtualization. 1:20] What’s new in Windows Server 2016 TP4? [1:41] 9:22] DEMO: Nested Virtualization on Windows Server 2016.

Step-By-Step: How to Clean Install Windows 10

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One question that is frequently asked both in person and online as of late is as follows: “How do I perform a clean install of Windows 10 when upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8?” Step-By-Step Windows 8.1

Backup and Recovery of Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 - Tip-of-the-Day

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Update for Windows 8.1: Note that System Image Backup in Windows 8.1 In addition, the Windows 7 File Recovery tool in Control Panel has been renamed to the Recovery tool in Windows 8.1. Have you recently installed Windows 8 ? Windows 8 Tips

Step-By-Step: Docker Client Setup for Windows

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Virtual Machines VM Windows 8.1 Azure Virtualization Docker client for Windows Anthony Bartolo Docker Windows Azure Windows 7 Windows 10 Windows 8 DevOps, while not entirely new, provides a new opportunity for both IT professionals and developers alike.

Step-By-Step: Managing Windows Server 2012 R2 Via Windows 10

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Details are beginning to emerge as to how Windows 10 will will empower IT Professionals. What such detail made know recently is the availability of Server Manager specifically made available for Windows 10. Server Manager for Windows 10 provides the.(

Step-By-Step: Enabling Hyper-V for use on Windows 10

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Windows 8 was the first Windows client operating system to include hardware virtualization.( Step-By-Step SuSE Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 8.1

Guided Hands-on Lab: Deliver Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) with Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager (HRM)

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I'll provide an introduction to Hyper-V Replica and Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager and a Guided Hands-On Lab that allows you to step through the process of protecting your Private Cloud with an orchestrated recovery plan.(

Get started as an "Early Expert" on Windows Server 2012 R2 with this FREE eBook!

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Using this free eBook and the " Early Experts " study program, IT Professionals can easily extend their professional knowledge and skills to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V on a flexible schedule as time permits.

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Step-by-Step: Getting Started with On-demand Private Clouds using Windows Azure Pack

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Service Management Portal in Windows Azure Pack. In this article, we’ll step through the process of setting up Windows Azure Pack in a lab environment for provisioning and delegating VM private clouds. Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Azure Pack System Center 2012 R2 Private Cloud

Step-by-Step: Build Your Cloud with System Center 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V and Windows Azure

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Module 0: Added links for New FREE EBOOKS and Documentation for Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 VMM and Windows Azure Pack. Azure Windows Server 2012 Windows Azure System Center 2012 Private Cloud December 23rd, 2013: Updated to include additional resources.

Step-By-Step: Migrating DHCP From Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2

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End of support for Windows Server 2012 R2 is nearing quickly. Windows Server Migration Tools, introduced with Windows Server 2008 R2 enables.( To address this concern, Microsoft provides great tools to assist organizations in their migration efforts.

64 Days and Counting - Get ready for Windows 8.1!

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Today, Blogging Windows announced that the final release of Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 will be available, beginning October 18th as a free update to customers running Windows 8 via the Windows Store. In addition, Windows 8.1 Are you ready for Windows 8.1?

Step-by-Step: File Server Disaster Recovery in the Clouds with Windows Azure and Windows Server 2012 R2

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In this article, I’ll discuss one such recovery scenario for key file server workloads: implementing a file server replication strategy to a disaster recovery site leveraging Windows Azure and Windows Server 2012 R2.

VMware or Microsoft? Comparing vSphere 5.5 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V At-a-Glance

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There’s been lots of buzz on the enterprise hypervisor front over the past month … In August, Microsoft announced the RTM version of Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 , the latest major releases of the Windows Server and System Center families.

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Utilizing Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2012 R2

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Windows Deployment Services (WDS), a service found in Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 R2 offering , enables IT professionals with the ability to deploy Windows operating systems via a network-based installation. Legacy mode: Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003.

NEW Windows Server Technical Preview: FASTEST Way to Spin-Up Your Test Lab Environment in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure

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With all of the buzz this week around the recently announced Windows 10 Technical Preview , you may have missed this announcement that a Technical Preview for the next version of Windows Server and System Center is also now available.

Windows 8.1 for Business: Why Windows 8.1? My users don’t have Touch Screens!

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I frequently speak with IT Pros about the exciting new business & technical advantages of Windows 8.1 Why should I deploy Windows 8.1 ” We’ve certainly added lots of new touch-oriented gestures and features in Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 8.1

Step-By-Step: Reducing The Windows 10 Installation File Size Via DISM

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Amidst the recent Windows 10 launch, Microsoft has released numerous versions of its latest client offering. These versions include: Windows 10 Home. Windows 10 Pro. Windows 10 Enterprise. Windows 10 Features On Demand. Step-By-Step Windows 8.1

Windows 10 Tips: Enabling Enterprise Mode in Internet Explorer

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” This Windows 10 question is one of the more frequently asked as of late and has been top of mind for many IT professionals. tutorial Step-By-Step Windows 8.1 Internet Explorer Anthony Bartolo Windows 10 Windows 8 how-to

Step-By-Step: Creating and Running A Windows 10 VM on Windows 8.1

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With the Windows 10 Technical Preview now available , many IT Professionals and those who are technically incline are debating updating an existing primary or secondary machine with the newly released client software. tutorial Step-By-Step Windows 8.1

VMware or Microsoft? Comparing vSphere 5.5 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V At-A-Glance

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There’s been lots of buzz on the enterprise hypervisor front over the past month … In August, Microsoft announced the RTM version of Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 , the latest major releases of the Windows Server and System Center families.

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12 FREE EBOOKS on Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1, System Center 2012 R2, Windows Azure and MORE …

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In the past, I’ve highlighted some of the great free technical ebooks that are available from Microsoft Press, such as: FREE EBOOK: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2. Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 8.1 Azure System Center 2012 R2 Windows Azure FREE EBOOK: Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller.

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Step-By-Step: Enabling Bash on Windows 10

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At Build 2016 Microsoft announced that Bash will be coming to Windows 10 via the future release of the Anniversary update. Made possible through the partnership of Microsoft & Canonical, this first class experience is made available natively a Windows desktop and required no VM to be run.

Step-by-Step: Get Started with Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) and Multi-Factor Authentication

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Luckily, Windows Azure gives us the ability to easily gain visibility and centralized control over "cloud era" identity management via two offerings: Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) and Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

Windows 10 for IT Professionals

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On September 30th 2014, Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore of the Windows team unveiled Microsoft’s latest client offering, Windows 10. billion users currently working with Windows, todays announcement embarks on the next chapter of client.( Windows 8.1