The Windows Server Notebook

Apr 2 2015   4:11PM GMT

The top Windows Server tips and news of March 2015

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman

For our monthly feature, we look at the most popular stories on SearchWindowsServer.com in March and share them with our readers.

Last month, our experts weighed the pros and cons of the free Hyper-V server, suggested five questions Windows administrator candidates could expect during an interview, and gave tips for fixing three security flaws that may affect Windows servers.

Patch Tuesday fixes issues in IE, Office 

Microsoft issued five critical updates for March’s Patch Tuesday, including fixes for vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Office. Last month’s patches also addressed issues with Remote Desktop and OWA.

Should you download the free Hyper-V server?

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 became available for download last month, but as a free product it does have limitations. One major drawback is the lack of support from Microsoft and paid third parties.

Five questions to expect during a Windows administrator interview

Candidates for a Windows administrator position will need to be prepared in order to stand out in a crowded field. Here are five questions you may be asked during an interview.

How to fix SSL/TLS security flaws 

There have been several SSL and TLS security flaws uncovered in the past year, but patching may not be enough to protect your servers. Here are three flaws and how to fix them.

Previewing the Network Controller role 

A new feature in the Windows Server technical preview, the Network Controller role gives admins the ability to manage physical and virtual network infrastructure, and to configure and manage  firewall rules. The Network Controller can also configure subnets, VLANS, NICs and more.

What Windows Server content helped you last month? Was it something we didn’t include in our list? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SearchWinServer.

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