Top 20 most visited blog posts for IT Pros in 2021
Published Dec 23 2021 03:00 AM 4,219 Views

From our first post on the 17th of September 2018, where Rick Claus introduced Microsoft's "Cloud Ops Advocate" team, we've published nearly 600 articles on this ITOps Talk blog!

To end the year, we wanted to highlight some of our most visited articles. Curiously, they weren't all written in 2021, with our second most popular article hailing from Oct 2018! This echoes the fact that IT Pros often work with technology for many years after it was released, and some of the fundamental tasks we do are just as relevant 3 years (or more) later.

So sit back and enjoy the articles that people visited the most on our blog in 2021. You might recognize a favorite or find a new one!


Note: All information was correct at time of publishing, but technology does change. If you find an article that is out-of-date, leave us a note in it's comment section and we'll get it updated!



  1. PowerShell Basics: How to force AzureAD Connect to sync
  2. Step-by-step: Enabling Hyper-V for use on Windows 10
  3. Step-by-step: Manually removing a domain controller server
  4. How to in-place upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2019
  5. PowerShell Basics: How to delete Microsoft Teams cache for all users
  6. PowerShell Basics: How to delete files older than X days
  7. Step-by-step: Migrating the Active Directory Certificate Service from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Wind...
  8. What's the difference between Azure Security Center, Azure Defender and Azure Sentinel?
  9. Step-by-step: Creating a SQL Server Always On Availability Group
  10. How to migrate Active Directory from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2019
  11. Installing and configuring OpenSSH on Windows Server 2019
  12. Step-by-step: Creating an Azure Point-to-Site VPN
  13. How does the PXE boot process work?
  14. Configure Visual Studio Code to run PowerShell for Windows and PowerShell Core simultaneously
  15. Step-by-step: Working with Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA)
  16. Understanding Availability Sets and Availability Zones
  17. Step-by-step: Managing Windows 10 with Administrative ADMX templates
  18. How to copy files from Windows to Linux using PowerShell Remoting
  19. How to manage local users and groups using PowerShell
  20. PowerShell Basics: How to scan open ports within a network


Thanks also to our guest authors this year for their contributions.


If there are any IT Pro scenarios, topics or products you'd like to see us cover in 2022, let us know in the comments!


Until then, from all of us, have a safe and happy holiday season (if you observe one). You'll hear more from the team in the new calendar year!

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