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How To Write Better PowerShell Scripts

As with most things, approaching it with a sound plan will save you time and effort.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2 Desktop Images

Applies to the "Create and maintain desktop images" objective of Exam 70-415.

Microsoft Addresses Windows 10 Preview Issues

The bluescreen issues that have affected some Windows 10 preview testers has been fixed, according to Microsoft.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Device Enrollment Services

Applies to the "Design and implement identity and access solutions" objective of Exam 70-414.

Managing Services, Part 2: Working with Service States

Here's how to easily turn on and off services in PowerShell.

Microsoft Releases Active Directiory Improvements

Last week's release of multiple Azure products and services included many Active Directory improvements.

Managing Services, Part 1: Investigating Service Information Using PowerShell

Here's a few different ways to finding services info through PowerShell.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2 Guest Clustering

Applies to the "Plan and implement a server virtualization infrastructure" objective of Exam 70-414.

Scrutinizing Old PowerShell Script

Periodically taking a look at your old work will give you an appreciation for how far you've come.

Next Windows 10 Preview Coming in January

Microsoft is planning to release a "January technical preview" for its upcoming Windows 10 next month.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2 Centralized Monitoring and Reporting

Applies to the "Manage and maintain a server infrastructure" objective of Exam 70-414.

How To Deploy PowerShell in an Enterprise Environment

Here's how to streamline the process, even when multiple machines are running multiple OSes.

Back Up Certificates Using PowerShell

Here's a couple different ways to get the job done.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2 Site Deployment

Applies to the "Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (physical)" objective of Exam 70-413.

Adding a Certificate to a Store Using PowerShell

Of course you could accomplish this outside of PowerShell, but why would you want to?

19-Year-Old Windows Flaw Finally Gets a Fix

Microsoft has released a fix for a vulnerability that has been hidden in plain sight since 1995.

Microsoft Tweaks Per User VDA and Software Assurance Licensing

New per-user licensing have been rolled out by Microsoft for its Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) and Windows Software Assurance (SA) licensing plans.

Survey: Security Threat Increase Predicted

The sophistication of attackers is outstripping chief information security officers' (CISOs) ability to fend them off and the number of threats has increased markedly.

How To Scan for Expiring Certificates in PowerShell

PowerShell remoting will allow you to locate the expiring certs before they cause your Web site to go down.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain and Forest Trust Relationships

Applies to the "Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (logical)" objective of Exam 70-413.

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