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  • Datacenter networking servers Windows

    NTFS Permissions: A Comprehensive Guide

    Windows allows users to assign permissions to files and folders, for added security and to control which users can perform specific actions on files and folders. Learn all you need to know about basic permissions, folder permissions, user permissions, explicit permissions, and much more. What are NTFS permissions? NTFS permissions, first introduced with Microsoft Windows…

    Last Update: Feb 22, 2024

    Dec 18, 2023 Michael Reinders profile picture Michael Reinders
  • Datacenter networking servers Active Directory

    What is Active Directory: The Ultimate Guide

    Active Directory is Microsoft’s on-premises identity and access management (IAM) service. In this article, learn how Active Directory (AD) makes it easier for IT to manage an organization’s IT resources. Active Directory is especially useful for companies that have to manage lots of endpoints and servers. What is Active Directory and why is it used?…

    Last Update: Feb 22, 2024

    Jan 6, 2022 Michael Reinders profile picture Michael Reinders
  • Datacenter networking servers Windows Server

    What Is Windows Server?

    You’ve probably heard about Windows Server – Microsoft’s enterprise server counterpart to its end-user client Windows 10 and 11 operating systems. But what is Windows Server exactly and how much do you know about it? Why would you want to install it and use it in your environment? What are the current supported versions and…

    Feb 22, 2024 Michael Reinders profile picture Michael Reinders
  • Storage Backup & Storage

    Top 5 Features to Look for in On-Premises Veeam Storage

    In this article, we’ll examine some of the main challenges of today’s backup and disaster recovery procedures. Then, we’ll dive into the top five most important features to look for in an on-premises Veeam storage solution for your backups. Data protection is one of the most critical tasks for IT administrators, and there is no…

    Feb 20, 2024 Michael Otey profile picture Michael Otey
  • Datacenter networking servers Backup & Storage

    How Immutable Backups Protect Against Ransomware

    Ransomware protection is one the most important topics for IT Pros and C-Level technology executives. Learn how immutable backups and immutable storage help to protect your organization against data corruption and loss, malware, viruses, and ransomware – and how to implement them.  This post is sponsored by Object First Veeam 2023 Ransomware trends report – most ransomware targets backups In May…

    Last Update: Feb 20, 2024

    Sep 7, 2023 Michael Reinders profile picture Michael Reinders
  • Windows Windows 10 Windows 11 Windows Client OS

    How to Use the Icacls Command to Manage File Permissions

    Icacls is a Windows command-line utility that IT admins can use to change access control lists on files and folders. One of the most common tasks that an IT Pro or system administrator performs is modifying permission on a file server. Using the icacls command is a very efficient way to do that, and we’ll…

    Last Update: Feb 19, 2024

    Jul 20, 2022 Michael Reinders profile picture Michael Reinders
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  • Storage Backup & Storage

    Top 5 Features to Look for in On-Premises Veeam Storage

    In this article, we’ll examine some of the main challenges of today’s backup and disaster recovery procedures. Then, we’ll dive into the top five most important features to look for in an on-premises Veeam storage solution for your backups. Data protection is one of the most critical tasks for IT administrators, and there is no…

    Feb 20, 2024 Michael Otey profile picture Michael Otey
  • Backup & Storage

    How Immutable Backups Protect Against Ransomware

    Ransomware protection is one the most important topics for IT Pros and C-Level technology executives. Learn how immutable backups and immutable storage help to protect your organization against data corruption and loss, malware, viruses, and ransomware – and how to implement them.  This post is sponsored by Object First Veeam 2023 Ransomware trends report – most ransomware targets backups In May…

    Last Update: Feb 20, 2024

    Sep 7, 2023 Michael Reinders profile picture Michael Reinders
  • Active Directory

    Petri.com’s New Active Directory Outage and Disaster Recovery Survey

    Petri.com was recently asked by Cayosoft to conduct a survey amongst our audience regarding Active Directory (AD) downtime and disaster recovery strategies. Petri.com’s extensive experience in the marketplace, coupled with our standing as a representative voice for IT Professionals, allows us to bring distinct insights into prevailing trends and their evolution over time. The survey,…

    Last Update: Feb 16, 2024

    Feb 15, 2024 Russell Smith profile picture Russell Smith
  • Active Directory

    How to Minimize Your Active Directory Attack Surface

    When newly installed, Active Directory’s (AD) default configuration is designed to be easy to use. As a result, attackers can exploit AD to take over your entire network with relative ease. Here’s what you can do to further protect your organization by reducing your Active Directory attack surface. Securing beyond the default settings to reduce…

    Last Update: Feb 16, 2024

    Feb 1, 2024 Michael Reinders profile picture Michael Reinders
  • Active Directory

    5 Reasons to Consolidate Active Directory Domains and Forests

    A Windows Server Active Directory (AD) forest is the topmost logical container in an AD configuration. In this article, Michael Otey explains the role forests play in an AD configuration and why it is necessary to consolidate Active Directory forests and domains to improve security and management. Every Active Directory deployment contains at least one forest, the parent container in…

    Last Update: Feb 15, 2024

    Feb 14, 2024 Michael Otey profile picture Michael Otey

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