If you find yourself suddenly having to deploy a lot of workstations at once, Windows Deployment Services (WDS) 2016 is here to help.
Here's to you, sysadmins, and all that you do. Thanks for all of the troubleshooting, the config fixes, and the reboots. May your networks always be connected, may your servers always be up and may DNS errors never find you.
When employees are working from home, how do you know they are actually working? Some bosses have turned to monitoring software to keep track of productivity.
Windows has several methods in place for finding restart information, but most of these solutions are difficult to use when querying multiple computers and don’t provide historical information. In this article, we’ll review the options available and then look at how to get the information you need via PowerShell.
In many jurisdictions, there is a legislative or accounting requirement to store data for a minimum of five years. Easier said than done. That's why multiple data backups are necessary.
Improper configuration changes to a network—or even just one server on a network—can cause huge issues. They can degrade network performance, shut down key services, and even result in noncompliance with regulatory standards like SOX, PCI, HIPAA and FISMA. And they can compromise network security.
For most IT organizations, the network monitoring tool is an essential, even central part of the IT toolkit. Network monitoring tools play an important role in letting IT pros know where issues exist before helpdesk tickets start coming in, keeping the IT team aware of problems with service, networks, application performance, and more.
Footprinting your environment is the first step to identifying ways in which intruders can penetrate your network. Thankfully, we offer a free utility that helps with precisely this task! In this Snip, Anthony Howell shows you how to use WhatsUp PortScanner to scan a host machine for open ports, then he'll show you how to harden your system using the host's firewall.
One of the biggest headaches for IT is dealing with intermittent network performance problems. These are the kinds of issues that boldly appear but soon vanish before the source can be pinpointed. Only to happen again and again, frustrating and random each time. In most cases, these network performance problems look like they could be rooted in a certain area when, in fact, they lie somewhere completely different.
Have you ever received alerts from WhatsUp Gold in the middle of the night that a service has gone 'down', only to login and check to see everything is apparently good and happy? Then, just as you're about to logoff, WhatsUp Gold labels the device as 'up' again?
The importance of port management (and every other aspect of network infrastructure) has grown exponentially as our dependence on connectivity has increased. Additionally, with the advent of mainstream IoT technology, port management's role in both IT management and security becomes even more critical.
Last month we polled more than 1300 IT pros from around the world about their challenges with IT complexity. What we heard loud and clear is that there is far too much to get done, but not enough time to do it. Not to mention the time IT spends chasing down problems without full network visibility to find them fast enough.
More complexity, fewer results. This is the general consensus among IT teams everywhere. IT infrastructures have evolved into a Frankenstein of servers, access points, applications, and mobile devices. To throw another wrench in there (pun intended), the tools we implement to control complex business networks end up increasing complexity due to the lack of integration between all of these tools. What you get is a tangled mess of solutions that only complicate matters.
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