Brien Posey

Brien Posey is a freelance technology author and speaker with over two decades of IT experience. Prior to going freelance, Brien was a CIO for a national chain of hospitals and healthcare facilities. He has also served as a network engineer for the United States Department of Defense at Fort Knox. In addition, Brien has worked as a network administrator for some of the largest insurance companies in America. To date, Brien has received Microsoft’s MVP award numerous times in categories including Windows Server, IIS, Exchange Server, and File Systems / Storage. You can visit Brien’s Website at: www.brienposey.com.

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Virtualizing Domain Controllers

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Virtualizing Domain Controllers

Domain controllers have unique needs and requirements, particularly from a security standpoint. These requirements apply regardless of whether a domain controller runs on physical or virtual hardware. In this article, you’ll discover the most common mistakes when virtualizing domain controllers and how to avoid them.

How to Make Android Apps Run on Windows 11

How to Make Android Apps Run on Windows 11

Microsoft has finally given Windows 11 its long-awaited feature of running Android apps. That said, Windows 11 users can’t access except a limited number of Android apps compared with the Google Play store. Read on to learn more about the requirements you need to benefit from this feature, how to install the Android Appstore, and how to run your first Android app.

IP Address Management

IP Address Management (IPAM) Best Practices for VMs

IP Address Management (IPAM) requires special consideration in virtualized environments. Each new VM created consumes an address, and that address may remain locked away for some time, even after the VM is deleted. Without proper planning, you can suddenly find yourself out of IP addresses. Learn more about IPAM best practices for VMs.

Keeping Costs in Check for Self-Service VM Provisioning

Keeping Costs in Check for Self-Service VM Provisioning

It’s becoming relatively common for companies to allow certain users to deploy their own virtual machines in public or private cloud environments. That said, each virtual machine that’s created has costs associated with it. If companies don’t put safeguards into place, the chances that self-service users could incur significant charges increase.

How Microsoft’s New SMB Authentication Rate Limiter Improves Windows Security

How Microsoft’s New SMB Authentication Rate Limiter Improves Windows Security

The next version of Windows Server will feature a Server Message Block (SMB) authentication rate limiter designed to thwart brute force login attempts. It will insert a two-second delay between login attempts to do this, making brute force cracking completely impractical. This article describes how password brute force attacks work, existing countermeasures, and Microsoft’s latest SMB solution.

Decyphering Errors in the VMM Jobs Window

VMM often reports misleading error messages. That said, the jobs window often contains clues you can use to better target your troubleshooting efforts. These clues are typically related to the stage at which the job fails. You can also benefit from the error codes which can help you find the problem. Learn how to quickly resolve issues.

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