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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

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Welcome to the Windows category page, where you’ll find a wealth of resources dedicated to Microsoft’s flagship operating system. From the Windows 7 to the latest release, Windows 11, this page covers it all. Discover troubleshooting guides, management tools, tips, and tutorials to maximize your employees’ productivity. This page is a gateway for IT professionals wanting to master Windows client management, support, and deployment.

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Windows 11 2022 Update

First Ring Daily: Windows New Setup

In this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad Sams and Paul Thurrott discuss the new setup process coming to Windows and Windows Server.

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Best Practices for Installing Active Directory Domain Controllers in a Virtual Machine

Last Update: Feb 01, 2024

Installing Active Directory domain controllers in a virtual machine (VM) can be useful if you want to separate them from the physical network, giving you more flexibility and additional protection for your Active Directory infrastructure. In this guide, we’re going to detail the best practices for installing Active Directory domain controllers (DCs) in a virtual…

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Windows

How to Run Commands and Programs Remotely Using PsExec

Last Update: Nov 15, 2023

PsExec is a command-line utility program for Windows written by none other than Mark Russinovich, the current CTO of Microsoft Azure. It’s still being updated as part of the SysInternals suite of utilities. PsExec allows you to run programs locally, and, more importantly, on remote computers. You can even kick off similar commands on multiple…

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Windows 11

What is a Roaming User Profile on Windows?

Last Update: Oct 24, 2023

Roaming profiles are a Windows feature that allows user profiles to be used across multiple workstations within a network. A user profile contains personalized application settings, desktop configurations, application preferences, and other user-specific data. In this article, I will show you how to deploy roaming user profiles in your Windows environment so that users have…

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Windows 11 Fall Update Copilot

Microsoft Releases Big Windows 11 Fall Update With Copilot in Preview

Microsoft released yesterday a big update for Windows 11 version 22H2 with over 200 new features. The company announced this update during its special event last week, and one of the main highlights is the new Copilot assistant that can be pinned right on the desktop.  Copilot provides access to the same Bing Chat experience…

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Windows

How to Use Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) with Active Directory and Azure AD

Last Update: Sep 19, 2023

Microsoft’s Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) is a legacy Windows tool that IT admins can use to manage account passwords of domain-joined computers. The company has finally updated LAPS this year and plans to bring it natively into Windows in 2023. In this article, I’ll explain how this new native version of LAPS works and…

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Windows 11 2022 Update

Microsoft Releases September 2023 Patch Tuesday Updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10

Microsoft released the September 2023 Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10 yesterday. The monthly updates were quite easy to miss yesterday as Apple’s iPhone 15 event pretty much dominated the news cycle, but there’s actually quite a lot to discuss this month. This month, Microsoft fixed a total of 65 vulnerabilities in…

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Security

What Are the Different Windows Logon Types?

Last Update: Jul 19, 2023

A logon is an event in Windows that shows a user account being granted some access to a workstation/server/computer. This article will explain the basics of Windows logon types, how authentication plays a role, and then describe the various types of logons built into Windows. As IT pros, we’ve all ‘logged onto computers’, servers, network…

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Security

How to Reset a Windows 10 Password

Last Update: Jul 17, 2023

Windows 10 offers many ways for you to reset a forgotten password. However, the steps you’re required to follow to reset your password are different depending on whether you’re using a local account or a Microsoft account. Whether you’re using one or the other, here’s how to reset your password in a few easy steps….

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