MSIX: Microsoft’s uniform package format for all Windows applications

In 2018, Microsoft announced a new format for the distribution and installation of software with MSIX. Windows 10 has supported this since 1809 and MSIX App Attach was added in 2004. It offers advantages such as executing code…

vSphere Lifecycle Manager: Review and manage ESXi configuration, integrate patches

The Lifecycle Manager introduced with vSphere 7.0 can create desired configurations and then apply them to hosts (of a cluster). For this purpose, like the vSphere Update Manager (VUM), it uses so-called baselines, which may also contain OEM…

Setup of Windows 10: Skip OOBE dialogs for privacy, language and user account with answer file

If you start a freshly installed Windows 10 for the first time, be it at the end of the setup or a pre-installed OS, then it boots into the Out of Box Experience (OOBE). The users have to…

Technical webinar: Reset password in Active Directory, unlock account, change AD information as self service

Users of online services are used to being able to easily reset passwords if they are forgotten. ADSelfService Plus provides a similar experience in corporate IT, with users being able to change other AD attributes themselves. Functions for…

Microsoft Teams: Features and Licensing Overview

Microsoft Teams is a cloud-based solution that is intended to simplify and promote collaboration and communication in virtual work groups. The service is included in Microsoft 365 and also integrates other applications from this package, such as email,…

Microsoft releases free Undelete app WindowsPro

If files cannot be recovered either from the Explorer Recycle Bin or from a backup, there is still hope for an undelete tool. Until now, there was only one from third parties, but now also from Microsoft. The…

Thomas-Krenn brings servers with liquid cooling

Thomas-Krenn offers servers with hot water direct cooling under the name RI2208-LCS. This was developed together with the Dresden company Cloud & Heat Technologies. The manufacturers promise a reduced effort for external cooling and thus less energy consumption….

New in vSphere 7 Lifecyle Management: Server profiles and update planner for vCenter, vSphere Lifecycle Manager

In vSphere 7, VMware has significantly improved lifecycle management for the entire product. It is designed to make it easier to maintain consistent and up-to-date systems. The most important components for this are vCenter Server profiles, vCenter Server…

Endpoint Configuration Manager: Configure co-management with Intune

Microsoft’s Endpoint Manager combines SCCM (now: Endpoint Configuration Manager) with the cloud service Intune. It provides for co-management for Windows 10 PCs, for which the local ECM infrastructure and Intune are coupled. The admin can decide which of…

Install the print server on Windows Server 2019

With the number of printers and the print volume, the need for central administration increases. A print server can help here. Windows Server 2019 brought several changes for this feature, but not only for the better. This article…