Windows PowerShell: Automating common admin tasks

Back in 2012, I wrote a number of blog posts that highlighted the efficacy of PowerShell and how it could be used to make your life as a sysadmin easier. This article builds on Windows PowerShell: Extracting Strings Using Regular Expressions, Windows PowerShell: Essential Admin Scripts (Part 1), and Windows PowerShell: Essential Admin Scripts (Part […]

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Top 10 Free System Troubleshooting Tools for SysAdmins

Here are 10 of the best free tools / packages for troubleshooting system issues. These tools should help you as an admin to fix the problem or identify the root cause more quickly.

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Top 20 Free Digital Forensic Investigation Tools for SysAdmins

Here are 20 of the best free tools that will help you conduct a digital forensic investigation. Whether it’s for an internal human resources case, an investigation into unauthorized access to a server, or if you just want to learn a new skill, these suites a perfect place to start.

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Windows PowerShell: Extracting Strings Using Regular Expressions

This post has been reviewed in 2018 and its information is still relevant. We also recently published another post with information about how to automate common admin tasks with PowerShell.  Windows PowerShell is a powerful (no pun intended!) command line scripting language built on top of the .NET framework. Version 2.0 of Windows PowerShell comes […]

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Securing your mobile workforce end-to-end

With users taking their work laptops out of the office environment more often, the risk of the device getting lost, stolen or damaged is greater, which means data loss prevention becomes even more important.

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10 ways to prevent ransomware from damaging your business

Ransomware, commonly spread through e-mail or web sites, is a piece of malicious code that encrypts as much data as it can using a very strong encryption key. Here’s how to prevent it.

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Exploring automated patch management solutions

If you calculate the man hours patching your systems, and consider the risks associated with not patching, you will probably see how automated patch management is an ROI you can’t ignore.

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Top 20 Free Disk Tools for SysAdmins

This article lists 20 of the best free tools for partitioning, cloning, diagnostics, repair, recovery, encryption, wiping or drive information and is intended to supplement the list provided on 101 Free SysAdmin Tools. Even if you may have heard of some of these tools before, I’m confident that you’ll find a gem or two among […]

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Top 10 free database tools for sys admins

This article lists 10 of the best free tools for managing, comparing, administering and developing databases. I’m confident that you’ll find a gem or two amongst this list.

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Top 5 Free Rescue Discs for Your Sys Admin Toolkit

Here are the best all-in-one Bootable CD/USBs that admins can use to troubleshoot and repair a Linux or Windows system – all handy additions to your toolkit.

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