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Mon, 11/15/2021 - 13:22

Reset Windows 10 Local Admin Password with Command Prompt provides a nice solution for occasions where you've forgotten/don’t have the password or need to change it. Explains how to quickly reset the password via command prompt whether logged in or logged out. Kindly shared by Tymanthius.

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 13:21

Free CCNA 200-301 - Complete Course 2021 is a full CCNA video course from Jeremy's IT Lab that covers everything you need to pass the latest version of the CCNA exam (exam code 200-301).  Whether you're actively pursuing certification or just interested in understanding the concepts, this is a great free sysadmin resource. Kindly suggested by Dark_Nate.

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 13:20

InvisibleTextArea explains an easy way to keep your AD clean: "Automation. HR has a personnel database with a web front end. Our onboarding and off board scripts hook into that and do the needful. This also has the happy outcome that you can deflect any ‘Why is <user account> not setup/deleted/disabled/etc' queries to 'Go speak to HR/Line Manager/Head of Department.'"

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 13:19

Automating with PowerShell: Disabling application consent on all tenants walks you through how you can get additional options for your automations by shutting off application consent (without MSOL) and then run that on all your tenants. Lime-TeGek explains, "Microsoft is removing MSOL support in March, so I figured we'd get an earlier start than most on having a replacement in place."

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 13:18

Understanding Load Balancing on Network Devices explores why total bandwidth is not always increased by implementing a port-channel and clarifies how load balancing really works on most network devices. cyberentomology recommends it as a "great rundown of why a portchannel/LAG made up of two 10G links is not the same as a 20G link, which is a commonly held misconception about link aggregation."

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 13:03

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Mon, 11/08/2021 - 15:40

Screencast-O-Matic is a screen recorder for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and Chromebook. Allows you to capture any area of your screen and add audio from your microphone or video from your webcam. chazza7 adds, "I've been using Screencast-O-Matic to record ‘how to’ videos, and it works really well without a lot of unnecessary features getting in the way."

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 15:39

NoMachine is a fast, secure, easy way to access an enabled computer from anywhere. Functions as your own personal server, creating a private and secure means of accessing your remote machine via Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and Raspberry. Our appreciation for this suggestion goes to derspy.

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 15:38

Some practical advice from ThePurpleBuffalo that might save your from succumbing to ‘cried wolf’ syndrome, "High alert volume will inevitably lead to 'Alert Fatigue,' which puts your environment at risk.

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Mon, 11/08/2021 - 15:37

How to Get the Most out of Windows Admin Center – 2nd Edition is Altaro's new ebook that explains the optimal configurations and applications for harnessing the full potential of Microsoft's powerful management tool. Covers installation & configuration, getting started, Hyper-V management, security, Azure & PowerShell connections and more.