Operating Systems

Microsoft introduces hot patching: A game-changer for IT infrastructure

Microsoft’s recent announcement about the introduction of hot patching marks a significant milestone in the realm of IT infrastructure management and cyber security. This innovative approach to software maintenance allows for patches to be applied to servers and applications without the need for a system reboot. This advancement is poised to revolutionise how businesses maintain

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Windows 11 Tip: Navigating the Linux Subsystem in Windows, A Comprehensive Guide

In the evolving landscape of operating systems, the integration of Linux within Windows, through the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), marks a revolutionary step for developers and IT professionals. This guide offers a comprehensive overview of WSL, detailing its variations, installation procedures, potential uses, and the requisite system requirements. Understanding WSL The Windows Subsystem for

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Setting up a Windows Sandbox on Windows 11

If you need to test something, but don’t want to risk changing or damaging your existing Windows installation, then you can utilise something called Windows Sandbox. This basically creates an isolated sandbox machine, which is automatically disposed of when you’re done with it. To get started, follow the below guide: Windows Sandbox Requirements For Windows

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Windows Media Services 2008 and IIS 7 both using the HTTP protocol on the same server

To enable both Windows Media Services 2008 to stream content over HTTP and still allowing IIS 7 to operate on the same server, follow the below instructions: 1) Ensure both IIS and Windows Media Services 2008 (WMS) are installed 2) Ensure you have more than one IP address on your server. 3) Decide which IP addresses will be used for IIS

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Enable additional Global Catalog Server

To enable another Global Catalog Server: Open the ‘Active Directory Site and Services’ MMC (Located within the ‘Administrative Tools’ section of the Control Panel Expand the ‘Sites’ folder on the left Expand the site that you want to alter, it may be ‘Default-First-Site-Name’ if you haven’t changed it Expand the ‘Servers’ folder Expand the Server

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