Should You Use Windows Services or PowerShell for Infrastructure Automation?

Microsoft includes PowerShell in its desktop and server operating systems. It’s a popular command language for IT departments that need to automate tasks. PowerShell is the old Windows DOS command line on steroids. PowerShell programs are called commandlets, because they are small programs written in a scripting language similar to .NET and DOS. It uses a customized version of the .NET language, and it has some advantages over Windows services. Windows services are still useful, but here are some tips when choosing the right automation tool for your projects.

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The 5 Best Security Applications for Windows 10

The Internet is somewhat like the Wild West. It’s highly unmoderated and there are bandits at every turn, trying to steal anything from your bank details to those NSFW pictures that you accidentally sent to the cloud. If that wasn’t terrifying enough, they also lurk in the real world, and they want your laptop, they want your phone, and if they could, they’d also take your clothes. Thankfully, there are good people out there who have created some very smart Windows 10 applications to help defend against unwanted security attacks.

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Windows 10 Tips: How to Set Up the Start Screen and Desktop

The Windows 10 Start menu was a reintroduction of the traditional start menu not seen by consumers since Windows 7. The Start button is in the bottom left corner of the Desktop. In Windows 8, Microsoft introduced the Start menu, which was intended to be easily scalable to a smartphone screen, but it was deeply unpopular with computer users. To try to please everyone, Windows 10 has both the Start menu and the Start screen, with the Desktop and Start menu as the default display. You can switch between the two, but you have to set up the Start screen first.

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How to Perform a Quick Performance Check on Your Windows Server

Unless you have a third-party tool installed on your Windows server, you won’t have any clue it’s about to crash until it does. This isn’t so devastating when you have several servers in a web farm. The crashed server leaves the rotation, and the others take up the slack. However, if you only have one or two servers handling client requests, it only takes one server crash to stop productivity. Before your server crashes, here is how you can perform a quick performance check in Windows.

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