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Windows PowerShell commands – Part 1

Windows PowerShell commands – Part 1

  At Host Africa, we believe in helping our clients to the best of our ability. This sometimes also means refusing to help clients as some queries fall outside our area of expertise. Windows Powershell is one of these areas. As a result, we would like to help with a short article compiled from various internet […]

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Windows Remote Desktop Services – Part 1 (Server Roles)

Windows Remote Desktop Services – Part 1 (Server Roles)

Ever since Windows Server 2008 R2, we have been able to break away from the need to access a full desktop in order to use a single application. This means that we can have an application shortcut on your desktop which looks and acts like a normal shortcut but opens an application directly off a […]

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Linux vs Windows – TCO, ROI and more

Linux vs Windows – TCO, ROI and more

When IT Managers get asked why they prefer Windows over Linux, the excuse is often given that it would be too expensive to run Linux as they would need to retrain staff or hire a specialist. Other reasons given are software compatibility and “lack of support”. I have been a hardcore Open Source fanatic for […]

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Windows Updates – why you should

Windows Updates – why you should

  Windows updates can be a contentious issue. It administrators have very different opinions as to whether they should or should not update windows. They main reasons AGAINST updating are not based so much in fact as in legacy.       Windows Updates as they used to be….. In the old days (of Server […]

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Windows or Linux Servers ?

Windows or Linux Servers ?

WINDOWS Pros Cons Integration: Almost everything works or is compatible with windows Security: Windows is the most widely used platform. It naturally draws the most malware. Support: A lot of Support in the form of forums, Microsoft Technet and user Q & A sessions Cost:  Although it is sometimes included in the purchase price of […]

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