Tip of the Day: Additional Content on Server Management Experience (aka ‘Honolulu’)

Today’s Tip… Last week’s tip introduced the new Server Management Experience, the new browser-based collection of server management tools. Since then, the Product Group has wasted no time in publishing additional (very useful) documentation. Please see the following links for more on “Honolulu” deployment, troubleshooting, and known issues Microsoft Project Honolulu on Docs https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/manage/honolulu/honolulu Here’s…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Hello for Business: Documentation Update

Today’s Tip… Looking for the latest and greatest information on Windows Hello for Business? Or perhaps just looking for good foundational materials? Here you go! What’s New in WHfB? Certificate trust deployment guide for hybrid Azure AD joined devices Updates/corrections to existing deployment and planning guides New questions in the FAQ section What’s Next for…

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Tip of the Day: Windows Server 2016 Security Guide

Today’s Tip… Hot off the presses, the Windows Server 2016 Security Guide which includes both guidance about general security for servers and of course specifics about the new security features in Windows Server 2016. Windows Server® 2016 is the most secure version of Windows Server developed to date. However, just as with every previous version…

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Tip of the Day: Server Management Experience (SME) is Now Official

Today’s Tip… Project “Honolulu” is the culmination of significant customer feedback, which has directly shaped product direction and investments. With support for both hybrid and traditional disconnected server environments, Project “Honolulu” provides a quick and easy solution for common IT admin tasks with a lightweight deployment. Check out this list of included management tools: Certificates…

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Tip of the Day: Avoiding Common PIN Patterns in Windows Hello

Today’s tip… Have you ever encountered the following warning when creating a new PIN for Windows Hello? If so, have you ever wondered what logic is used to distinguish a “common PIN pattern”? Common number patterns are PINs that have the same difference between multiple digits in the PIN. For example, in 123456 the difference…

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Tip of the Day: Troubleshooting Stop Errors

Today’s Tip… Check out this KB article providing details for IT Pros to resolve STOP errors themselves without needing a support incident at all. The KB goes into good details on how anyone can do basic troubleshooting and resolve common bugchecks showing videos and other content all at a single place. Reference: “Troubleshooting Stop error…

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Tip of the Day: The Always ON VPN Deployment Guide is Now Live

Today’s Tip… The Always On VPN Deployment Guide is now live on the web, in the new Virtual Private Networking (VPN) section of the Windows Server 2016 Technical Library: Remote Access Always On VPN Deployment Guide for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10

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Tip of the Day: Using DNSSEC with DNS Zone Scopes

Today’s tip… QUESTION Does anyone know whether the DNS ZoneScopes used by DNS Policy can be signed and DNSSEC enabled? Looking at the DNSSEC related DnsServer PowerShell cmdlets it appears that they do not support the -ZoneScope parameter. As this is the only way to manipulate ZoneScope settings it seems to indicate that signing scopes…

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Tip of the Day: Azure Reverse DNS

In the beginning of June, the Azure team published new and updated documentation for reverse DNS. There are 3 new pages: Overview, explaining what reverse DNS is, why it’s used, how it works, and the high-level scenarios supported in Azure Detailed guidance on hosting reverse DNS zones in Azure Detailed guidance on managing reverse DNS…

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