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Enabling Server Validation for Windows and Android 802.1X Clients
Discover how server validation for 802.1X clients can help ensure your users reach the correct RADIUS server and avoid being duped by fake servers set up by hackers.

Managing Windows Azure Resources Using PowerShell
Discover how the 280-plus PowerShell cmdlets for Windows Azure can help you perform advanced administration for Windows Azure-hosted resources, including VMs.

Gaining Free Access to Microsoft and Windows Server Platforms
Want to try Windows Server or its development tools on the cheap? Fortunately, numerous free or inexpensive options are available -- if you know where to look.

Installing and Activating Hyper-V Linux Integration Services
Learn how to install and activate a key set of components that can help improve the performance of Hyper-V virtual machines running Linux distributions.

Enabling UEFI on Virtual Machines
UEFI support may be becoming more and more popular, but it can still be problematic to enable on VMs. Discover how to implement UEFI on several leading VM platforms.

15 Core Hyper-V Security Best Practices
Ensuring Hyper-V environments are running securely is a major concern for many enterprises. Minimize your attack surface with these Hyper-V Security Best Practices.

Using a Physical Hard Drive with a VirtualBox VM
While it can be useful at times to directly mount or boot a physical drive on a VirtualBox virtual machine (VM), the process for doing so isn't always straightforward.

Using Netsh Commands for Wi-Fi Management in Windows 8
Microsoft removed some useful GUI networking settings starting with Windows 8, but fortunately Netsh commands can handle a variety of wireless networking tasks in the newer Windows releases.

Hyper-V Network Virtualization: Overview and Q&A
Discover how Microsoft Hyper-V Network Virtualization can enable hosting providers to host customer virtual machines without requiring any changes to the physical network topology.

Fear Not Working with FreeRADIUS
Running into problems when installing, using or troubleshooting FreeRADIUS? We have some helpful configuration and usage tips to relieve your FreeRADIUS-related stress.

Conquering Compliance and Security Challenges in Today's Data Center
In an ever-accelerating world of highly virtualized data centers, how can security and compliance possibly keep up?

Hyper-V Replica Resynchronization Process
Resynchronizations can become necessary when a Hyper-V Primary Server fails to properly replicate to the Replica Server. Discover what to look for and how to proceed when a Hyper-V resync is needed.

6 Powerful PowerShell Tools and Utilities
Discover six GUI-based scripting tools and utilities that can extend PowerShell's functionality while helping to make it a bit easier to use.

Retrieving Symantec Antivirus Scanning Details from Client PCs
Take advantage of the built-in logging capabilities in Symantec Antivirus and our handy script to retrieve TimeOfLastScan, TimeOfLastVirus and PatternFileUpdate details from client PCs.

Moving On from MCSA Windows Server 2012
Once you've mastered the MCSA Windows Server 2012 qualification, discover some of the options available for building on that newfound knowledge.

Seven Free Tools for Windows Server Administrators
Get your hands on our goody bag of free server administration tools for helping you more efficiently configure, manage, troubleshoot and secure Windows Servers and domains.

Working with NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012
Discover a network adapter-independent protocol from Microsoft that facilitates NIC teaming for virtual machines on Windows Server 2012.

Enabling and Using Windows PowerShell Web Access
Discover how to remotely run PowerShell commands and scripts in a web-based console, as well as what limitations you should expect when doing so.

Troubleshooting Generic and Known Error Messages in Hyper-V Replica
Our latest server tutorial details how to troubleshoot generic error messages in Hyper-V Replica as well as what you should do when a known error message occurs.

Using the New SMB PowerShell Commands in Win Server 2012 R2
This month's PowerShell Commands server tutorial covers some key SMB-related changes in the PowerShell 4.0 cmdlets, some of which are due to the new SMB 3.02 functionality.

Checking Hyper-V Replication Health Using PowerShell Cmdlets
Our latest server tutorial reveals two handy PowerShell cmdlets available for checking Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replication status and getting replication statistical data on your VMs.

PowerShell's Test-NetConnection a Versatile Tool for Network Diagnostics
Learn how the TNC cmdlet for PowerShell 4.0 can be used for testing ICMP and TCP connectivity among end users, servers and other network targets in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Understanding Hyper-V VSP/VSC and VMBUS Design
Discover the key role Hyper-V's VSP and VSC components play in improving virtual machine performance by facilitating communication between VMs and the parent partition.

Working with SSH and Secure FTP Servers in Windows
While Windows doesn't offer native SSH or Secure FTP access, it's fairly easy to set up SSH and SFTP servers for securely accessing data from remote PCs or servers.

Harnessing the Power of Hyper-V Network Virtual Switches
For any virtualization administrator that's ever found Hyper-V's network virtual switch's capabilities to be a bit on the confusing side, we have the perfect server tutorial for you.

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