Russell Smith specializes in the management and security of Microsoft-based IT systems. In addition to blogging about Windows Server for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, Russell is a Contributing Editor at CDW’s Biztech Magazine and writes regularly for industry journal Windows IT Professional. Russell has more than 13 years of experience in IT, and has written a book on Windows security and co-authored one for Microsoft’s Official Academic Course (MOAC) series.
Russell Smith's Recent Posts
In this Ask the Admin, I’ll provide a general overview of the Windows Admin Center, which was released earlier this month.
This month’s Patch Tuesday fixes 63 CVE vulnerabilities, 17 of which are critical for Windows 10.
With a little help from Power BI and Azure Log Analytics, Microsoft’s new Project VAST promises to make it easier to identify important security events.
At last year’s Ignite, Microsoft announced that it was developing an HTML5 web client for Remote Desktop Services. At the end of March, Microsoft made a preview available.
Installing Windows Admin Center in Windows Server 2019 Server Core is covered.
Microsoft adds support for embedded WebM video content in Edge.
In Redstone 4, Quiet Hours has been renamed to Focus Assist and brings several improvements.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shows you how to manage Puppet, Windows Installer, and Chocolatey.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shows you how to manage local users and groups using Puppet.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell Smith explains how unauthenticated access to Windows file shares works.
Windows 10 Redstone 4 reaches RTM and Microsoft announces the availability of a preview version of Windows Server 2019.
This month, Microsoft patches a remote code execution vulnerability for CredSSP, helps Intel distribute microcode updates to protect against Spectre Variant 2, and Office 2016 gets updated to version 1803.
Redstone 4 will be finalized later this month, so I decided it was time to spin up the latest insider build to see if Timeline is a useful feature or just a marketing gimmick.