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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.

Windows Server 2003 End of Support Survival Guide
Increased security, guaranteed compliance and reduced maintenance costs are certainly reasons enough to push more and more businesses towards migrating away from Windows Server 2003 in the coming months. Will your company be one of them?

An Azure Lexicon for Working with Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure
Creating and using Azure virtual machines in the public cloud involves knowing and understanding a variety of defined Azure terms and components.

Creating Azure Virtual Machines Quickly and Painlessly
There are several ways to create an Azure Virtual Machine, and the best option will likely depend on your role and expertise.

Tips and Considerations When Creating Virtual Machines in Azure
At first glance, it might seem easy to set up a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure, but there are several important considerations to keep in mind before creating a VM in Azure.

The End of the Road for Windows Server 2003 and 2008
With mainstream support for Windows Server 2008 R2 coming to an end, it's a great time to make the leap to Windows Server 2012 R2 and reap the benefit of all its new Hyper-V enhancements.

Move-VM, Move-VMStorage and Compare-VM PowerShell cmdlets for Hyper-V
Discover the power behind three valuable PowerShell cmdlets available to Hyper-V server admins.

Key Considerations for WSUS 6.2 on Windows Server 2012 R2
Get up to speed with our handy list of tips and tricks for painlessly installing and operating a Windows Server Update Services server.

Using Amazon Glacier or S3 as an Online Backup Server
Cloud storage solutions have become a simple, cost-effective solution for backing up your important data. Check out these feature-rich tools for helping efficiently manage your cloud storage data.

Key Deployment Considerations when Working with SCVMM 2012 R2
While System Center Virtual Machine Manager can help efficiently manage your virtualization infrastructure, make sure to brush up on these core details before installing it in a production environment.

3 Tips for Deploying a RADIUS Server for Wi-Fi Security
Getting ready to deploy a RADIUS server so you can utilize 802.1X authentication for enterprise Wi-Fi security? Here are a few handy tips to consider before moving forward.

Configuring NIC Teaming for Virtual Machines with Hyper-V 3.0
In our latest server tutorial discover how NIC Teaming can be used for Hyper-V virtual machines on Hyper-V 3.0 on Windows Server 2012.

Utilizing htaccess for Redirecting Website Traffic
Discover how you can harness the power of Apache web server's htaccess files to perform a variety of essential directory and file redirects and access management functions.

Cheatsheet for Supported Guest OSes on Hyper-V 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V supports an extensive variety of Windows operating systems and popular Linux distributions, so many in fact it can be a bit confusing keeping track of them all. Eliminate the confusion with this handy guide.

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Deploying a RADIUS Server
Deploying a RADIUS server can create a variety of issues for the inexperienced administrator, so use our handy cheatsheet to avoid the most common RADIUS installation pitfalls.

Eight Big Benefits of Software-Defined Networking
Cloud service providers that want to ensure customers can move their virtualized workloads without requiring much planning can certainly benefit from Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

Two Tools for Testing DNS Server Speeds
While DNS services often advertise fast speeds and an improved web browsing experience, actual speeds can significantly vary. Discover two tools that help in finding the DNS server that will work best for you.

When Hyper-V External Virtual Network Switches Disrupt Network Connectivity
Creating an external virtual network switch changes the packet flow on the Hyper-V host, which can potentially create connectivity problems.

Little Known GUI Firewall Options for Linux
While command-line interface-based firewalls may be the most popular options in Linux, there are some great easy to use yet powerful GUI-based firewalls as well.

Checking Active Directory Replication Using PowerShell
Discover six useful PowerShell cmdlets offered through Windows Server 2012 for checking and troubleshooting Active Directory replication status.

Using Netsh to Manage Remote Servers and Workstations
The Windows network shell can help you configure network-related settings via the Command Prompt, and even better, it can also be used to efficiently manage remote machines.

Choosing the Best Deployment Method for Implementing Hyper-V Network Virtualization
Learn when to use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 and when to use PowerShell cmdlets for deploying Microsoft HNV.

Configuring 802.1X Server Settings for Apple Devices
Learn how to pre-configure 802.1X and other network settings on Mac OS X and iOS devices for increased security and better user friendliness.

Azure Virtual Network Primer: Overview and Q&A for IT Pros
Discover how you can create your own virtual lab in the cloud by connecting several Microsoft Azure virtual machines using an Azure Virtual Network.

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.

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