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Posted on 12.21.18 by Megan Morreale

3 Ways To Make Network Access Easy over the Holidays

The holiday season may not be relaxing for the most zealous shoppers, but it's no picnic for IT pros either. Many IT pros can expect to be on call during the holiday season — a necessary evil, as one in three IT pros have experienced a severe network outage during the...

Posted on 11.21.18 by Greg Mooney

Monitor Dark Web Traffic with WhatsUp Gold 2018

Monitoring traffic on the dark web is the kind of thing that IT administrators worry about, but they can't do anything about. Now IT can pinpoint who and what is accessing the dark web from corporate networks with WhatsUp Gold 2018. 

Posted on 11.15.18 by Dan Franciscus

Create Windows Machine Builds with Packer

While it supports Windows and Linux, creating an OS image is vastly different between the two. In this article, I will focus on how Packer is used for Windows OS image creation.

Posted on 10.23.18 by Adam Bertram

How to Run Commands on Remote Computers with PowerShell

Running commands locally on the remote computers is a common task many IT admins have to do every day. Here's how you can do that in PowerShell.

Posted on 10.10.18 by Prateek Singh

Managing Windows System Administration with WMI and Python

Tired of managing Windows system administration tasks manually? Wish you could set up a few Python scripts instead? Where there's a will, there's a way! In this article, we'll show you how to install Python's WMI module and how you can use it to perform system...

Posted on 08.30.18 by Dan Franciscus

Running PowerShell Scripts in Puppet

There are times when you have a complex script that you just need to get into configuration management. Re-writing scripts into manifests is time-consuming, no doubt about it. In this article, I will show how to run PowerShell scripts from Puppet.

Posted on 08.29.18 by Nate Lewis

How to Choose a Network Configuration Management Tool

Network teams have a lot on their plate. No one’s disputing that. Today, network admins are provided with a wide range of network management tools that can make their job just a bit easier. That said, it’s not as easy as just picking out a solution and crossing your...

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