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SearchServerVirtualization

By Stephen J. Bigelow Evaluate May 19, 2016

How can VM configuration improve security?

Keeping your hypervisor patched is an obvious step to prevent attacks, but proper VM configuration management is also important to overall security. Continue Reading

SearchSQLServer

By Ashish Kumar Mehta Manage May 27, 2016

SQL Server tempdb configuration simplified in 2016 release

With SQL Server 2016, tempdb will get enhancements to help speed up applications. Find out about the changes and learn how to properly configure tempdb in SQL Server 2016. Continue Reading

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By Brien Posey Get Started May 27, 2016

What to configure in Windows Server local security policy

Organizations should configure the local security policy for new servers to handle patch management and for protection against unauthorized access. Continue Reading

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By Beth Pariseau News May 20, 2016

Configuration management tools seek foothold in containers

Some IT pros argue container management supplants the need for configuration management tools like Puppet and Chef, while others say there's room for both. Continue Reading

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By Tayla Holman Get Started May 11, 2016

Learn the basics of PowerShell Desired State Configuration

PowerShell DSC allows administrators to define and manage the configurations of operating systems and applications. Here's how it works and how to use it. Continue Reading

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By Dan Sullivan Evaluate Mar 30, 2016

How do AWS configuration management tools work?

When running AWS in our enterprise, it has been a challenge to keep tabs on active resources. Which native tools define and maintain configuration scripts? Continue Reading

SearchVirtualDesktop

By Brien Posey Evaluate Dec 30, 2015

How to detect virtual desktop configuration drift

Checking for configuration compliance is a time-consuming job, but administrators need to make sure virtual desktops don't drift too far away from their organization's preferred settings. Continue Reading

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By Brian Tarbox Evaluate Dec 24, 2015

Set up and configure an AWS Lambda function

Many developers are turning to AWS Lambda as an alternative to EC2 instances. Creating a Lambda function requires several steps, and we explain how to do it. Continue Reading

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By Nirmal Sharma Evaluate Feb 01, 2016

Demystifying application and SQL Server profile configuration

Application and SQL Server profiles are essential to using System Center Virtual Machine Manager to deploy virtual machines, but creating them requires a little extra effort. Continue Reading

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By Brien Posey Problem Solve Jan 25, 2016

Essential policies for configuring VMs in a lab environment

Lab VMs can be an effective tool for testing out software in a safe environment. However, if configured incorrectly, lab VMs can pose serious risks to production environments. Continue Reading