Category: Articles

  • How to Upgrade Python on Windows: A Comprehensive Guide

    How to Upgrade Python on Windows: A Comprehensive Guide

    This article will explain the four ways to upgrade to a new version of Python on a Windows system: installer, Microsoft Store, Winget, and Chocolatey. You will also learn how to use different versions of Python on your system and how to uninstall an old version. To follow along, you should be on a Windows…

  • Exclusive: Free Access to Enhanced ChatGPT 4 for 4sysops Members!

    Exclusive: Free Access to Enhanced ChatGPT 4 for 4sysops Members!

    Members can now enjoy free access to 4sysops AI powered by ChatGPT 4 (GPT-4 Turbo). 4sysops AI is a continuously updated and does not have a cutoff date of April 2023 like ChatGPT. As you may be aware, the free version of ChatGPT only supports ChatGPT 3.5, while the paid membership of ChatGPT Plus, which…

  • Troubleshooting Guide: What to Do if Windows 11 Copilot is Not Working

    Troubleshooting Guide: What to Do if Windows 11 Copilot is Not Working

    In a recent blog article, we discussed enabling or disabling Windows Copilot in Windows and Edge One of the most common problems reported by end users is the fact that Windows 11 Copilot is not available or not working. In this blog article, I will go through various issues you might face and explain how…

  • How to Edit JSON Config Files using Free JSON Editors or Notepad++

    How to Edit JSON Config Files using Free JSON Editors or Notepad++

    JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is gaining popularity as a format for configuration files. Unlike XML or the still-used INI format, editing JSON in a text editor can be tedious and error-prone. However, there are free JSON editors and plugins for Notepad++ that simplify this task. Initially intended for platform-independent serialization of JavaScript objects, JSON is…

  • How to Add an Azure AD Group to Your Local Administrator Group: A Step-by-Step Guide

    How to Add an Azure AD Group to Your Local Administrator Group: A Step-by-Step Guide

    This guide will explore adding an Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) group to the local administrator’s group. This will empower Azure AD group members to conduct tasks needing administrator permissions on Windows 10 and Windows 11 computers. The progression to LocalUsersandGroups policy From the release of Windows 10 version 20H2, Microsoft suggests using the LocalUsersandGroups…

  • A Detailed Guide on Analyzing Windows Event Logs Using Security Onion

    A Detailed Guide on Analyzing Windows Event Logs Using Security Onion

    Security Onion is an open-source platform for threat hunting, security monitoring, and log management. It aggregates free tools such as Kibana, Elastic Fleet, InfluxDB, CyberChef, and Suricata. The solution provides access to these tools via a web console. I’ll demonstrate how it can be used for analyzing Windows logs. Security Onion is designed as a…

  • Step-by-Step Guide to Configure Firefox Proxy Settings Using Group Policy

    Step-by-Step Guide to Configure Firefox Proxy Settings Using Group Policy

    If you desire to manage the proxy settings of the Mozilla browser in a network in a centralized way, there exists an applicable Group Policy. Different from Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, Firefox has the potential to not only obtain the proxy configuration from Windows directly but also through GPO. Within numerous organizations, users access…

  • How to Use PowerShell for Managing System and User-Assigned Managed Identities in Azure

    Managed identities provide secure authentication for resources accessing other resources in Azure without requiring sensitive information such as secrets, credentials, and certificates to be handled. Microsoft Entra ID manages these identities, enabling applications to obtain tokens for authentication. In this post, I will provide an example that illustrates how to use system and user-assigned managed…

  • How to Manage Docker Using VS Code

    How to Manage Docker Using VS Code

    You can manage Docker images and containers directly within Visual Studio Code (VS Code) with Microsoft’s Docker extension. This article walks you through adding Docker files to a Workspace, creating a containerized application environment, and explains how to build and run Docker containers directly from the VS Code interface. Prerequisites To follow this guide, you…

  • How to Create a Bootable ISO for a Windows Image (.wim)

    How to Create a Bootable ISO for a Windows Image (.wim)

    Before deploying to clients, it’s critical to update a Windows image with the most recent patches and tailor it according to their requirements. Depending on your deployment technique, the WIM archive may need to be provided on a bootable ISO file. This is something that can be achieved with the tools offered in the Windows…