Microsoft Ignite – Update Day 3

22 Sep 2016 by Altaro Software 0
 

  Ignite Day 3 Recap Hard to Believe Day Three is done and over with. When Day 4 starts at Ignite, that's when I start feeling like a kid who's sad that Christmas is over. At any rate, we had...

PowerShell Script: Deploy VMs, and Configure the Guest OS in one Go on Hyper-V

20 Sep 2016 by Andy Syrewicze 0
 

I've been prepping for a lot of different speaking engagements coming up in the next few months and a very hot topic these days is the use of PowerShell and automation, when it comes to Hyper-V. With this in mind,...

Hyper-V 2016 and the Small Business: Switch Embedded Teaming

15 Sep 2016 by Eric Siron 2
 

With the release of Windows Server 2016 right around the corner, there's been a great deal of buzz around the new features that will appear in Hyper-V. We are at the point where not many of the new features add...

Hyper-V Hot Topics – August

13 Sep 2016 by Andy Syrewicze 0
 

  Hello Everyone! Another month is behind us and that means it's time for another edition of Altaro Hyper-V Hot Topics! This segment consists of useful links and interesting tidbits that we've found useful from over the previous month, and...

Hyper-V Backup Strategies: Don’t Worry about the Management OS

08 Sep 2016 by Eric Siron 3
 

It's no secret that I'm a vocal advocate for a solid, regular, well-tested backup strategy. It's why I work so well with my friends at Altaro. So, it might surprise you that I do not back up any of my...

Free PowerShell Script: Use WSUS to Update Installation Media and Hyper-V Templates

06 Sep 2016 by Eric Siron 11
 

In several articles and other works, I make the claim that backing up a Hyper-V host is largely a waste of time. A separate practice is to maintain templates and other offline images of systems for easy deployment of new...

Using File Server Resource Manager to Screen for Ransomware

06 Sep 2016 by Luke Orellana 4
 

The File Server Resource Manager role provides many features. File screening, in particular, can be used to help mitigate damage from a ransomware attack. With file screening, file servers can be configured to perform real time auditing on all shares for...

Beating Ransomware Webinar – Q & A Follow Up

02 Sep 2016 by Andy Syrewicze 0
 

Late in August we put on a webinar that was something outside of our normal webinars. Normally we talk about something that is Hyper-V or VMware related, but we felt that the topic of ransomware was equally important as it...

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