Author: Russell Smith

IT consultant, Contributing Editor @PetriFeed, and trainer @Pluralsight. All about Microsoft, Office 365, Azure, and Windows Server.

How to Enable PowerShell Remoting in Windows 10

by Russell Smith

Unlike Windows Server, PowerShell Remoting isn't enabled by default in Windows 10. PowerShell Remoting is a secure management protocol (WSMan) for connecting to and managing remote devices. In its default configuration, PowerShell Remoting secures traffic over HTTP. It's primarily designed to be used in an Active Directory (AD) environment, which protects the authentication phase using… Read More

Patch Tuesday – February 2021

by Russell Smith

Microsoft has released a relatively small number of fixes this month, in total just 56. But they include patches for a zero-day flaw in the Win32k component and some serious TCP/IP networking stack vulnerabilities. Windows and Windows Server February's cumulative update (CU) for Windows 10 comes with a patch for a zero-day Elevation of Privilege… Read More

What is Windows 10 Cloud Configuration

by Russell Smith

February 2nd, 2021, Microsoft announced 'Windows 10 in cloud configuration'. 'Cloud configuration' is a new recommended device configuration that can be applied to Windows 10 computers using Intune, Microsoft's Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution, which is part of Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM). Organizations can use MEM to apply a standard configuration to devices running Windows… Read More

How to Configure PowerShell SSH Remoting in Windows 10

by Russell Smith

Microsoft introduced Secure Shell (SSH) as a transport for PowerShell Remoting in PowerShell 6. Older versions of PowerShell (Windows PowerShell) are restricted to HTTP/HTTPS and Windows Remote Management (WinRM). WinRM/HTTP is fine for Active Directory (AD) environments. Authentication and communications are secured. WinRM/HTTPS is for accessing workgroup computers, i.e. computers not joined to an AD… Read More