The Basics of SQL Server Policy-Based Management

Get a brief overview how to use policy-based management to manage SQL Server in your organization. Follow our daily tips:• facebook.com/TechNetTips• twitter.com/TechNetTips• blogs.technet.com/tnmag

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Windows PowerShell Cmdlets to Retrieve Basic System Information

Sometimes when you are working with a computer, you won’t know basic information, such as the name of the computer, the logon domain, or the current user. This can happen when you get called to support a computer in another department within your organization and when you are working remotely. Here are some cmdlets that…

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Video: Use Batch Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

Batch Cmdlets: Forget loops. Don Jones steps you through the easier and preferred way to work with multiple items in Windows PowerShell. Follow our daily tips:• facebook.com/TechNetTips• twitter.com/TechNetTips• blogs.technet.com/tnmag

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Convert a Windows 2008 Volume from FAT to NTFS

Windows Server 2008 R2 provides a utility that lets you use a command line to convert FAT volumes to NTFS.  Find out how to use this tool. Follow our daily tips:• facebook.com/TechNetTips• twitter.com/TechNetTips• blogs.technet.com/tnmag

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Use Group Policy to Configure BranchCache on Windows 7 Clients

BranchCache uses peer-to-peer networking across LANs to reduce file sharing and HTTP traffic across the WAN. When you enable BranchCache, client computers running Windows 7 keep a local cached copy of data that they copy from a file or Web server running Windows Server 2008 R2. If another computer running Windows 7 on the same…

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Understand Group Policy AGPM Change Control Privileges

Get an overview of the AGPM roles you can assign to administrators and the permissions each role provides. Follow our daily tips:• facebook.com/TechNetTips• twitter.com/TechNetTips• blogs.technet.com/tnmag

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Specify which Built-In Account SQL Server Services Should Use

SQL Server and its components have specific rights and permissions from the startup service account.  You can configure services to use different types of built-in accounts (or you can configure services to use domain accounts). To specify a built-in account for a SQL Server service, here’s what you need to do. Follow our daily tips:•…

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