Step-By-Step: Disabling the Windows 10 First Sign-in Animation via Group Policy

I recently was engaged in an interesting conversation surrounding Windows 10 while speaking at the Microsoft Cloud Roadshow event in Singapore pertaining to the animation that runs when the user first signs in to their Windows 10 notebook / tablet after a major upgrade.  Apparently users where pinging the local help desk after seeing the animation worried…

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Addressing Pass-The-Hash Attacks with Windows 10 and Credentials Guard

People and organizations have increasingly become more and more dependent on technology.  What started as a means of communication, has now evolved into a deep repository of information provided by people and organizations shared publicly or privately. Alongside this progression, digital attacks have also evolved to attempt to steal said data for malicious use.  What started back in 2003…


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: Managing Windows 10 with Administrative templates

Hello Folks, Last week Anthony, wrote about Windows 10 Tips: How to Delay or Defer Windows Updates.  It was very well received. Thousands of views in a very short time.  So obviously a subject that is of interest to you all.  Let’s take this further.  Let’s look at how we as IT control the configuration…


Windows 10 Tips: How to Delay or Defer Windows Updates

One presentation I immensely enjoy delivering across North America is the Windows 10: Ask Us Anything live presentation.  Reason being, it allows us at CANITPRO.NET to listen to the IT professional audience in attendance speak their minds about Windows 10 deployment, management, security and end user enablement. Many attendees have gone as far as watching…


Step-By-Step: Enabling Hyper-V for use on Windows 10

Virtualization provides a plethora of solutions from making the most of an organization’s hardware investment to running specific applications in other OS offerings. Windows 8 was the first Windows client operating system to include hardware virtualization support natively. Using the same technology found in Windows Server 2012 R2, the embedded Hyper-V client allowed IT professionals…

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RSAT tools for Windows 10

Hello Folks, It’s now expected that soon after the release of a new client OS, we release a new set of server management tools.  Well, wait no more the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 have been released. These tools includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers,…

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Windows 10 Tips: Fixing Issues Caused by Universal Drivers

Windows 10 provides a great number of provisioning options which, when harnessed properly, can save an IT professional a great deal of time and effort. Provisioning, utilization of a base Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise installation coupled with packages containing settings, drivers & policies, can enable an IT Administrator to quickly deploy appropriate settings across…


PowerShell Tips: Managing Local Users and Groups

Windows Server 2016, when launched, will demand IT Professionals to become more proficient at utilizing PowerShell. While some have begun to dabble with the TechNet Script Repository, some are still a little frightened due to the perception that PowerShell is hard to learn let alone remember. PowerShell can be the great time saver if harnessed…


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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