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  • More remote Group Policy Object settings and checking refresh status

    Refreshing Group Policy Object settings across multiple computers can be a challenge, but there are a lot of ways to do it. In my...

  • Two methods for remotely refreshing Windows 8 Group Policy settings

    Alternatives for setting Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Group Policy to remotely refresh include Microsoft's GPMC and a PowerShell cmdlet.

  • Using Goverlan RAS to centralize Windows desktop control

    The Goverlan Remote Administration Suite may provide systems management functions for Windows admins for less money than Microsoft System Center.

  • Microsoft talks up services, mum on Windows strategy

    Windows is no longer the only operating system in town, and everyone knows it -- including, at last, Microsoft itself.

    The worlds of consumer and enterprise technology today are heterogeneous, and even individual users are likely to use...

  • Microsoft requires Office 2013 licensing for some non-Windows devices

    Microsoft's Office 2013 licensing scheme isn't overly complicated, but IT should still understand Software Assurance, remote access rights and more.

  • IT works to keep up with Microsoft's Windows 8 licensing shifts

    Windows 8 licensing poses new challenges for IT admins, who need to know how it will affect costs, desktop virtualization and remote access.

  • Low-cost virtual desktop tech eases Windows XP upgrade

    School districts with little budget to upgrade PCs to Windows 7 or 8.1 must explore alternatives, and for one school district, desktop virtualization has passed with flying colors.

    Pana Community School District 8 in Pana, Illinois, is...

  • Dell PCs to live on as vector for software, services

    IT shops that continue to use Dell PCs needn't worry about the longevity of Dell's computer hardware business.

    At a recent Dell analyst meeting, the private company communicated its continued focus on PCs and other hardware. Turns out,...

  • host intrusion prevention systems (HIPS)

    A host intrusion prevention system (HIPS) is an approach to security that relies on third-party software tools to identify and prevent malicious activities. 

    Host-based intrusion prevention systems are typically used to protect...

  • Mastering Windows 8 USB booting with Windows To Go

    Computing mobility has always been a challenge, obligating users to arrange multiple installations that are difficult to synchronize or carry a single system between locations. The introduction of Windows 8 Enterprise Edition offers a new option...

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