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March 23, 2016  1:50 PM

Deployment Automation = Key to Scale

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

Just saw a nice infographic from the folks at 1e.com. Their Nomad product lets Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager handle large-scale Windows deployments. "But wait!" I hear you...

March 21, 2016  10:36 AM

Temporary Files Cleanup: Build 14291

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk cleanup, Temporary files, Windows 10

With the appearance of the latest Insider Preview build of Windows 10 (14291) an interesting feature has appeared in Settings. It's a tool for temporary files cleanup that also handles the Windows.old and other files retained by default for 30 days after a Windows 10 upgrade. Find it by following...


March 18, 2016  12:00 PM

Windows PE Tools for Windows 10

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
system recovery, Windows 10, Windows PE

Windows PE stands for "Windows Preinstallation Environment." It's a minimal running subset of the regular Windows operating system that's designed to support Windows installation, deployment and repair. It's been around since the Windows Vista days, and an iteration for every subsequent version of...


March 17, 2016  12:58 PM

Switch to UEFI Boot Boosts Stability

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Boot manager, UEFI, Windows 10

On Leap Day (2/29) I made the switchover from my previous production desktop PC to a newly-built replacement. For the first 10 days or so I struggled with the build I'd put together. During that time, I slowly realized that a legacy BIOS environment with an MBR layout for the boot/sys drive was...


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


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


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 ( 1 Comment     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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