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The Windows Enterprise Desktop blog features topics of interest to IT professionals who work with Windows on large networks. Topics are Windows OS setup and configuration, release definition, deployment, migration, virtualization, terminal services, and security.


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Win10 Build 10158 Lookin’ Good

June 30, 2015 - Upon my return to the office after a week off this morning, I discovered the latest (and probably last) build before the upcoming 7/29 RTM for Windows 10 was available. The first install went pretty smoothly, with only a couple of minor glitches to clean up after the fact. Overall, things are looking pretty good,...... READ MORE

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  • Domain Admins password last set

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    A recent question on the forums asked about getting the date a password was last set and the password never expires status for the domain admins group

    This is one way of doing it

    Get-ADGroupMember -Identity ‘Domain Admins’ |
    foreach {
    Get-ADUser -Identity $psitem.samAccountName -Properties P…READ MORE

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  • Chromebooks for business gain steam

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    BOSTON — Chromebooks have cornered the education market, and Google has made moves to make these devices more business friendly over the past year.

    These simple, portable devices are big in education because they’re designed to start up in seconds and provide basic Web-based apps. They run G…READ MORE

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  • On Loyalty And Being A 9 to 5er

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    9 to 5er is a nasty phrase slung around offices to describe people that aren’t as dedicated to the company or the cause as the person using the term. Usually, it describes a person that comes in and leaves at the times mentioned in the handbook, people that don’t do extra work in the evenings and on…READ MORE

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  • Splitting Files for SQL DW

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    When doing data warehouse loads into SQL DW you’ll want to break your single large file that you extract into multiple smaller files in order to do loads into the SQL DW (via Azure Blob Storage) as fast as possible. There’s a few ways that you can do this. One way would be to handle this in your E…READ MORE

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  • HP Settles Autonomy Shareholder Lawsuit for $100 Million

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    After months of trauma, HP has settled a shareholder lawsuit over its botched Autonomy deal for $100 million, in time to get it over with before the company splits in two on November 1.

    “The Palo Alto tech giant said it believes the class-action lawsuit had no merit, but that it preferred to set…READ MORE

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  • Breaking up is hard to do

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    Edging closer to the historic split of Hewlett Packard into two formidable companies – HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise – a couple of top executives have left the company.

    Today, HP announced that Bill Veghte, executive vice president and general manager of HP’s Enterprise Gro…READ MORE

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  • MongoDB World fever - catch it!

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    The long term prospects of MongoDB and other NoSQL databases will be judged by feature improvements for enterprises. We saw such updates when we visited this year’s MongoDB World convocation. A case study from ADP is discussed in the podcast.
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  • Win10 Build 10158 Lookin' Good

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    Upon my return to the office after a week off this morning, I discovered the latest (and probably last) build before the upcoming 7/29 RTM for Windows 10 was available. The first install went pretty smoothly, with only a couple of minor glitches to clean up after the fact. Overall, things are lookin…READ MORE

    Ed Tittel5,705 pointsBadges:
  • The Data Strategy is the Puzzle

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    In the history of IT, the number of times that IT departments proposed to top management to invest in a new technology, a new data quality program, or a new design technique, but were not able to convince them must be countless. Evidently there’s not just one reason why IT did not always succeed, …READ MORE

    Rick van der Lans95 pointsBadges:
  • Will Generation M usher in wearables in the workplace?

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    In part one of this blog post, Gartner analyst and mobile expert Ken Dulaney discussed why the label Generation Mobile is unnecessary and whether he believes U.S. mobile workers indeed feel guilty for mixing work and personal activities. Read part two to get his opinion on wearables in the workplace…READ MORE

    Fran Sales1,925 pointsBadges:
  • Storage islands leave data management plans adrift

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    A major problem that IT professionals have dealt with over time is the creation of islands of storage. A common cause of islands is when organizations purchase and deploy new systems with their own storage for a specific purpose.

    Storage islands create problems in these areas for administrators:
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    Randy Kerns20 pointsBadges:
  • Containers, microservices, and DevOps, oh my… the big trends in enterprise open source

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    Red Hat Summit / Dev Nation 2015 fell pretty well in line with the theme everything old is new again. The three main themes repeated again and again were containers, DevOps and microservices. I think each of these three important trends is building on a well-established base of solid practice and te…READ MORE

    James Denman1,575 pointsBadges:
  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (6/22 - 6/29)

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    Oracle image via Shutterstock
    Can Oracle take on AWS in the cloud market? Tune into this week’s roundup to find out.

    1. Oracle’s cloud plans for world domination start with AWS – Trevor Jones (SearchCloudComputing)

    Oracle’s cloud is now complete and in its typical bravado style, plans to ta…READ MORE

    Michael Tidmarsh38,525 pointsBadges:
  • How To Assure Quality In Terms Of Cost, Delivery And Services

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    It is not difficult to deliver a product to your customer but meeting your customer’s expectations in terms of quality of the product and maintaining best of the services post delivery of a product is critical. That is where the core of the business lies. You will never be able to get a busine…READ MORE

    Jaideep Khanduja9,970 pointsBadges:
  • Uber privacy policy spurs outcry; robotic automation set to displace knowledge workers

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    Uber’s new privacy policy, which allows the company to access user data even when its app is not in use, has privacy advocates and some consumers squirming, and many asking, “Who really owns our data?” In this week’s Searchlight, assistant site editor Brian Holak explores consumers’ current expectat…READ MORE

    Fran Sales1,925 pointsBadges:
  • Red Hat's new OpenShift Dedicated PaaS enters beta phase

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    At the Red Hat Summit, in addition to announcing that its OpenShift Enterprise 3 private PaaS is now in wide release, Red Hat took the wraps off of a beta version of OpenShift Dedicated, a totally new public cloud service based on the OpenShift 3 platform.
    There’s no announced target date for rel…READ MORE

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  • A Year of Living Open-ly

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    I first got (truly) exposed to open source software in early 2000. I was working at Cisco, and we were internally developing a SIP Proxy Server, which would go on to become Cisco CSPS (now EoS/EoL). The project started because one of our VP’s decided that they wanted to commoditize the call-control …READ MORE

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  • Samsung making Microsoft a little unhappy

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    You know the person in your office who leaves their passwords taped to the front of their monitor? Sure you do. They’re putting everyone’s data and hard work at risk because they’ve short-circuited the security process. It’s not nice and it sometimes could cost the company money.

    What would y…READ MORE

    Jeff Cutler1,825 pointsBadges:
  • Hackers had access to U.S. government data for a year

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    The U.S. government data breach announced last week began a year ago, giving the perpetrators plenty of time to access federal employees’ personal information, according to the NSA. Also in recent GRC news: A new bill would give Europeans the same data protection rights as American citizens, and a f…READ MORE

    Fran Sales1,925 pointsBadges:
  • A great time to be a geek

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    The problem with getting older is that I sometimes find myself set in my ways — gravitating toward things that I knew (or was at least interested in). I confess that I sometimes feel a little overwhelmed by the many abstract concepts emerging across the industry like big data and the Internet of Th…READ MORE

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