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.

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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

Embracing Open Source Workloads with Windows Server 2016

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You may be surprised to learn that Microsoft has embraced open source in Windows Server 2016 and across applications and development tools. Watch this video learn how you can work with Linux and other Open Source platforms and applications with Windows Server 2016.

What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services for On-Premises and Cloud Deployments

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The Remote Desktop Services (RDS) platform has been refined in Windows Server 2016. Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2016. [ Hands-on: Use this article to walk-through a Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services deployment in your own Azure subscription.

Massive Performance, Scale and Manageability Gains in Hyper-V with Windows Server 2016

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In this episode , you’ll learn about the huge performance and scale improvements made available with Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016. Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016. [ 1:05 ] What’s new in Hyper-V for Windows Server 2016? [ Uncategorized Hyper-V Windows Server 2016

IoT security window closing

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The window of opportunity for addressing security risks in internet of things devices is closing rapidly, according to Intel's IoT security manager

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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


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

Video Experience Windows 10 1709 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence


In the previous post, I explained about Creating Windows 10 1709 Upgrade Task Sequence in SCCM CB. I didn’t provide the details about distributing the Windows 10 1709 content to DPs, Deployment of Task Sequence and end user experience of this type of upgrade.

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?

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. [

Step-By-Step: Docker Client Setup for Windows


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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. [

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


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


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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Configure ADMX ADML WMI Filter for Windows 10 1709 Devices


admx) for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709). In this post, we will see “Configure ADMX ADML WMI Filter for Windows 10 1709 Devices.” The post Configure ADMX ADML WMI Filter for Windows 10 1709 Devices appeared first on Anoops.

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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.

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: Migrating DHCP From Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2


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.

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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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.

Utilizing Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2012 R2


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.

Overview Windows 10 Co-Management with Intune and SCCM


Windows 10 co-management is a dual management capability available with Windows 10 1709 version (Fall Creators Update) and later. In this post, we will see more details “Overview Windows 10 Co-Management with […].

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


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

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


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

Windows 10 Tips: Enabling Enterprise Mode in Internet Explorer


” 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