Tim Ferrill

Tim Ferrill is an IT professional and writer living in Southern California. He has covered Windows, Windows Phone, and Windows Server for several publications, including CITEworld and InfoWorld.

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Tame Active Directory groups to streamline management, prep for automation

Tame Active Directory groups to streamline management, prep for automation

Best practices for managing identities and permissions in Active Directory can help enterprises handle complexity as AD environments scale.

Just-in-time IT infrastructure: How to attain it for strategic advantage

Just-in-time IT infrastructure: How to attain it for strategic advantage

IT adaptation to COVID-19 accelerated demand for the elasticity that just-in-time hardware and software provide, and now for smart enterprises there’s no turning back.

10 top automation and orchestration tools

10 top automation and orchestration tools

Tools that automate and orchestrate network chores can perform tasks quicker and more accurately than an admin.

9 hot jobs in the evolving data center

9 hot jobs in the evolving data center

Data-center pros looking to ride technology waves toward more secure careers need both technical and people skills.

How to inventory server software with PowerShell

How to inventory server software with PowerShell

PowerShell can ID installed software, application services, and scheduled tasks, which can help with planning and management.

How to inventory server storage with PowerShell

How to inventory server storage with PowerShell

Figuring out how much storage is free on servers is important, and the PowerShell cmdlet Get-PhysicalDisk can help.

Best new features in Windows Server 2022

Best new features in Windows Server 2022

The latest version of Windows Server adds network protocols, new management tools, and better performance and security for storage.

How to inventory server hardware with PowerShell

How to inventory server hardware with PowerShell

Prioritizing hardware upgrades for Windows Servers need not be a lengthy manual process with knowledge of the Get-WmiObject cmdlet.

How PowerShell can find features and roles on Windows servers

How PowerShell can find features and roles on Windows servers

Learning about the PowerShell Get-WindowsFeature command is a good introduction to the time-savings that Powershell scripting can bring to server admins.

How to choose the best NVMe storage array

How to choose the best NVMe storage array

NVMe arrays are the highest performance storage solutions available, offering a massive speed boost for enterprises willing to make the investment. Here’s how to select the right NVMe solution for you.

10 features of Windows Admin Center to streamline server administration

10 features of Windows Admin Center to streamline server administration

Windows Admin Center is a free tool accessible via browser that can make remote management more convenient, efficient, and secure.

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