Step-By-Step: Displaying info regarding previous logons on Windows 10

The Consumer Electronics Show has always been a blur of innovative device launches from a multitude of manufactures. CES 2017 has been no different other than an increase of devices running Windows 10. This comes as no surprise as many device manufactures plan to highlight their designs by complementing them with the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update…

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Step-By-Step: Disabling A Windows 10 Upgrade on a Windows 7 Machine for Small Business

Fellow colleague, William Sung, recently reached out to team CANITPRO.NET to inquire about how to block a Windows 10 upgrade from occurring on a Windows 7 machine. An odd request, however for some small businesses a dire ask.  In this situation, a store clerk at a small retail location inadvertently upgraded the Point of Sale…

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How to Find the Windows 10 Product Key After an Upgrade

At the recent Microsoft Cloud Roadshow here in Toronto, team CANITPRO was provided the opportunity to present best practices surrounding Windows 10 security, manageability and deployment.  During the session entitled Taking Advantage of the New Deployment Features in Windows 10 the following question was asked: "How do you find the Windows 10 product key once the upgrade from Windows…

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Step-By-Step: How to Clean Install Windows 10

One question that is frequently asked both in person and online as of late is as follows: “How do I perform a clean install of Windows 10 when upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8?”  The video above provides a great overview of the options available for installation, however this Step-By-Step will provide details on two…

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IT Admin Basics: Understanding Group Policy Design

Windows 10, and the additional abilities that come with it, provides additional policy capabilities enabled to allow IT administrators further manageability of his client deployment. Designing group policies for said organization can become complex if not planned accordingly. Chaos can rein should improper setup of Group Policies be pushed from group policies to workstations. Proper…


Step-By-Step: Further Detail In Setting Up DirectAccess

Now that you have successfully complete installation of DirectAccess Client services, lets go into further detail regarding the configuration process. Both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 DirectAccess are enabled via a solution accelerator called a DCA ( DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant). The DCA is installed on direct access client computers and helps to troubleshoot…


Step-By-Step: Setting Up DirectAccess

DirectAccess, introduced by Microsoft during the release of Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 acts as an always-on connection from remote location to local network. This enables remote clients to automatically connect to the local network and ensure the connection will reestablish itself should the connection drop. This feature is works based on IPsec and…


Step-By-Step: Docker Client Setup for Windows

DevOps, while not entirely new, provides a new opportunity for both IT professionals and developers alike. The ability for the two roles to develop, ship, and run applications in collaboration can increase the agility of the supported organization to become more nimble in addressing it’s customer needs. Enter Docker, which provides the ability to quickly…

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Mobility Management: Preparing An Intune Environment

Intune, Microsoft’s full-featured Mobile Device Management offering that supports Android, iOS, and Windows, can integrate with System Center Configuration Manager enabling larger environments. This combination can utilize a centralized management console to manage mobile devices, PCs, servers, and virtual machines, both in cloud and on-premise.  A Microsoft Intune subscription is required before preparing the Intune…


Step-By-Step: App Deployment via Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune, part of Microsoft’s EMS offering, enables cloud based mobile device management, mobile application management, and PC management. Organizations can utilize Intune to provide supported users access to corporate applications, data, and resources from virtually anywhere on almost any device securely.  Intune also provides the ability to push required applications to devices managed by…

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