The Windows Server Notebook

Apr 1 2013   2:21PM GMT

March in review: the top Windows Server tips and news

Toni Boger Toni Boger Profile: Toni Boger

For our monthly feature, we round up the most popular content from the previous month and share it with you.

In March, our readers were interested in the latest batch of Patch Tuesday fixes, deduplication, PowerShell cmdlets and features in Windows Server 2012.

Fixes for USB exploit, IE highlight March 2013 Patch Tuesday
The month’s Patch Tuesday had four critical fixes and three important fixes. The critical fixes came to IE and Silverlight, but one important fix to keep an eye on is the threat to USB drivers that could let attackers gain access through an “evil maid” attack.

Seven things you should know about Windows Server 2012 deduplication
Deduplication can make a huge difference in data storage demands. If admins plan to implement deduplication technology in Windows Server 2012, there are seven important things they should know.

The PowerShell cmdlets you need for Windows Server 2012
This guide is a compilation of the best tips and features that highlight why PowerShell cmdlets work so well in Windows Server 2012.

Get rid of failover clusters headaches in AD with Windows Server 2012
In Windows Server 2012, Microsoft took care of major Active Directory issues. Some of the AD problems fixed include flexible organization unit administration and eliminating the reliance on AD to form a cluster.

Deployment eased by Windows Server 2012 security upgrades
With Windows Server 2012, Microsoft made it easier to deploy security while overhauling key security technologies that used to be handled by third-party products.

What content from March was most helpful for you? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SearchWinServer.

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