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March 2, 2016  9:46 AM

Network Discovery Fixed in Win10 Update

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Network device management, Windows 10, Windows Updates

Yesterday, MS released Cumulative Update KB3140743, which promises -- and describes in detail -- a raft of bug fixes and improvements. Be sure to check the

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February 19, 2016  10:45 AM

US DoD Hurry-Up Windows 10 Deployment

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
DOD, Windows 10, Windows Deployment Services

Industry observers have been keen to point out that while consumers have been fairly quick to move to Windows 10, enterprise users have not been quite as aggressive in their uptake. Thus, for example, when Microsoft revealed early in January that the total number of Windows 10 users had exceeded

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February 15, 2016  10:57 AM

Tackling Windows Update Problems

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Update Management

Every now and then, one of my test machines will balk when the time comes to install a new update for testing and evaluation. Figuring that other readers may occasionally find themselves in the same circumstances, I wanted to share some potential fixes and techniques for dealing with this when and...


February 3, 2016  10:43 AM

Interesting OOB Windows 10 Update Poses Questions, Problems

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Updates

Just when I thought I'd seen just about everything Microsoft could do with Windows updates, the company pulled a fascinating rabbit out of its hat. I'm talking about KB3136562, a purportedly Cumulative Update to Windows 10 that bumps the build number from 10586.71 to 10586.79 but that shows up in...


January 29, 2016  11:14 AM

How to Fix Unceasing (Re)Install of KB3119142 in Windows 10

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Patch management, Visual C++, Windows 10, Windows Update Management

Before the latest cumulative update for Windows 10 (KB3124262) appeared on 12/27, I'd already run into a problem with theKB3119142 "Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Update 4 Redistributable Package" on a couple of my...


January 8, 2016  12:59 PM

Intune Service Update to Include Windows 10 Optimizations

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, windows intune

What many IT admins don't know is that Microsoft has a strong play to offer in the area of BYOD -- namely, Microsoft Intune, which is now included as part of that company's Mobile Device Management (

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January 4, 2016  12:24 PM

Top 10 Posts for 2015

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows desktop

Thanks to the magic of Web analytics, and the generosity of TechTarget for sharing its data with me, I can report on -- and link to -- the ten most popular blog posts right here at Windows Enterprise Desktop for 2015. This data was provided to me in November, so it really only covers the...


December 24, 2015  1:44 PM

REAgentC.exe Lets You Examine and Manage WinRE Partitions

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Microsoft Windows, Windows RE

TechNet describes Windows' built-in REAgentC.exe command as able to "configure a Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) boot image and a push-button reset recovery image, and to...


December 18, 2015  9:54 AM

Windows 10 Build 11082.1000 in Preview, 10586.36 in Production

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Updates

It's been an interesting last couple of days on the Windows 10 front. Just yesterday, I got word that a new technical preview had become available, so I upgraded both of my test machines to what promises to be the first in a series of builds whose numerical designations begin with "11xxx" instead...


December 16, 2015  3:56 PM

Win10: Upgrade Now or Upgrade Tonight. Really?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, windows 10 upgrade, Windows 7, Windows 8.1

Users who haven't used the GWX Control Panel to remove the "Get Windows 10" stuff from Windows 7 or 8.1 systems are now faced with an interesting choice when that runtime facility triggers in the OS. Here's what it looks...


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