User passwords and network permissions News
March 02, 2016
Cumulative update KB 3140743 brings great reliability improvements to network discovery in Windows 10, along with numerous other OS features and functions.
January 28, 2015
Dell's latest update to KACE includes more tracking and recording capabilities for issues that may crop up with Internet of Things devices.
October 16, 2013
The Windows 8.1 Preview features more biometrics support, such as built-in fingerprint authentication, which could be useful for mobile security.
June 12, 2013
With the ADK for Windows 8.1, Microsoft has armed IT administrators with the tools they need to deploy the future Windows 8.1 in the enterprise.
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Users connect their Windows devices to wireless networks outside the office when they're on the go. This lets them be productive, but it might be something IT administrators want to control. Continue Reading
Biometrics and multifactor authentication in Windows 10 make it easier and more secure for users to access the resources they need. Continue Reading
An .xpx file can cause problems for Office 2002 SP3 users, but Microsoft does provide help in Windows 7 and with a free XPS viewer. Continue Reading
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The Microsoft Edge browser can save users' passwords so they don't have to enter them every time they visit a website. Users can turn this feature off if they want. Continue Reading
Passwords have long ruled the authentication world, but they're not infallible. Microsoft added authentication options in Windows 10, including more Windows Hello and effective PINs. Continue Reading
Desktop patch management is subject to its share of myths. Our expert penetrates the fog around waiting on software patching and Windows XP security. Continue Reading
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Network printing offers advantages, including faster, more direct access and no need to for a running Windows client for print access. Continue Reading
Desktop admins encounter a lot of complex problems. It's important to solve the basic ones -- such as a faulty Wi-Fi connection -- to keep the cogs in the machine running smoothly. Continue Reading
Windows 8.1 support for endpoint security includes Open MDM and biometrics, but removing Remote Server Administration Tools can affect Active Directory. Continue Reading
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Sometimes users' desktops freeze up when they're in the middle of working on them. It's often easier to reimage the PCs, but there are troubleshooting steps you can take first. Continue Reading
You don't always need users' passwords to fix problems with Windows desktops. If the computer is domain-joined, you can use any account. Continue Reading
Some users have noticed that Microsoft Internet Explorer collects personal information through its AutoComplete feature. There is a way to turn it off. Continue Reading