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Study Suggests Windows 10 can Increase ROI for Enterprises

More than 400 million monthly-active devices are now running Windows 10. Recently, Forrester Consulting released a study quantifying impacts of Windows 10 adoption since the platform’s release in 2015. According to Forrester’s first “Total Economic Impact” (TEI) study based on four customers using Windows 10, IT management costs were down, and customers were benefiting from increased security and productivity.

Ted Wentzel by Ted Wentzel

WSUS/SUP software updates sync failing because of “Upgrades” classification

At a client recently my Configurations Manager software update sync to Microsoft was failing.  This happened after I chose the classification “Upgrades” in the SUP (Software Update Point) properties.  After about 5 minutes the sync failed.  The following is what helped me fix this issue.
 

Marcus Musial by Marcus Musial

Installing SQL Server on a Domain Controller: What You need to know

SQL Server can often be a very high strung application that has many requirements and best practices to follow.  Sometimes hosting several services on one server is necessary with smaller or very lean organizations.  Today, we look at the information you need to be aware of when concurrently running SQL Server on a Domain Controller.

Nick Adams by Nick Adams

Starting from scratch with Windows 10 Anniversary Update

With the release of Windows 10 Anniversary update, many of us will be upgrading to it. But many of us will also be installing it from scratch. You can cut down the time your machine is out of service by automating application installation with a simple script.

Carl Schweitzer by Carl Schweitzer

DNS Aliases with HTTP Redirection

I sometimes want an easy way to remember a long URL without relying on bookmarks or saved favorites.  NameCheap.com, my favorite registrar and name service provider, offers something called a “URL Redirect (301)” in their external DNS manager which is a brilliant use of a DNS name that resolves to one of their own web servers that then bounces you to the real URL you’re looking for.  It’s great, but I needed the same thing for Internal DNS…and it turns out this is really easy to do.

Shannon Fritz by Shannon Fritz