Kategori: System Admin

PowerShell DSC and Puppet — Why It Is Not Either/Or

In this Ask the Admin, I’ll discuss why Puppet and DSC together is often the best configuration management solution in mixed Windows/Linux environments. If you are not familiar with Puppet, it is roughly equivalent to PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC), a PowerShell technology that’s built

Populate Active Directory with Test User Accounts

In this Ask the Admin, I’ll use a PowerShell script to populate Active Directory with test user accounts. Active Directory (AD) is the chosen user-authentication mechanism in most organizations and a key infrastructure component that’s central to giving users access to business applications. Because of

Patch Tuesday January 2018

This month’s Patch Tuesday is one of the most interesting in a while. Not just because the patches Microsoft was preparing for release today came a week early, but also because of the potential issues these patches might cause. Patch Tuesday came early this month

Top 3 Free Antivirus Solutions of 2018 til Windows 10

If you are still paying for an AntiVirus solution for your Windows computer, you are wasting your hard-earned money because here are 3 free AntiVirus solutions for you, especially if you are already using Windows 10. Windows Defender Windows Defender is Microsoft’s answer to all free

Windows 10 New Way to Free Up Disk Space

Microsoft is gradually moving all of Window 10’s native setting UI from WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) to UWP (Universal Windows Platform). This is in line with what Microsoft has been pushing towards since the introduction of Windows 10. The latest change comes to a new way