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Russell Smith Contributor

Editorial Director at Petri IT Knowledgebase. Russell has more than 20 years' experience working in IT. From small business to large government IT infrastructure projects. Russell started his writing career for Windows IT Pro magazine in the early 2000s. Since then, Russell has contributed to a variety of publications, including Petri, CDW's list of publications, and various industry blogs including Netwrix, BeyondTrust, and others. In addition to more than 1000 articles Russell has authored, he has also written a book on Windows security and co-authored another for Microsoft's MOAC series. Russell has also authored several courses for Pluralsight.


Windows Server

Initialize and Format a Disk in Windows Using Disk Management

Initialize and format a disk using Disk Management.

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Cloud Computing

Configure a DNS Zone Using Azure DNS

Learn how to set up an Azure DNS zone and add records using PowerShell.

Dec 5, 2016

Windows Server

Deploy Windows 10 Using MDT and WDS, Part 3: Deploy Windows 10 from a PXE-Enabled Boot Client

Learn how to deploy Windows 10 over the network on a PXE-enabled boot client using MDT and WDS.

Dec 5, 2016

Windows Client OS

Deploy Windows 10 Using MDT and WDS, Part 2: Create an MDT Task Sequence and Configure WDS

Customize Windows 10 deployment in MDT using a task sequence, and configure Windows Deployment Services.

Dec 2, 2016


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