How to Manage Windows Updates with PowerShell

by Russell Smith

Managing Windows Update with PowerShell has until recently only been possible using a third-party module. But starting in Windows Server 2019, Microsoft's WindowsUpdateProvider PowerShell module is included out-of-the-box and it allows you to perform simple Windows Update management tasks, like starting a scan and installing updates. In this article, I will show you how to… Read More

Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007

by Daniel Petri

This week Microsoft has finally released the final (RTM) version of System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) 2007, which introduces live backup for virtual machines hosted by Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1, through the Windows Server 2003 Volume Shadow Service (VSS). Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007 is a full featured data protection product… Read More

Windows Server 2008 Scenarios

by Daniel Petri

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the next generation of the Windows Server operating system, scheduled to be officially released during Q1 2008. Formerly known as "Longhorn Server", Windows Server 2008 is designed to help IT Professionals to maximize control over their infrastructure, while providing enhanced availability and management capabilities, leading to a significantly more secure,… Read More

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