Windows Enterprise Desktop:

December, 2015


December 9, 2015  10:51 AM

SCCM Rolls Up to Windows 10 1511 Release Level

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Configuration management, System Center Configuration Manager, Windows 10

On December 8, 2015, Microsoft announced the release of a new version of its System Center Configuration Manager (the SCCM I used in the title of this post, for brevity's sake). There's some interesting stuff here, not least of which is that the product now explicitly references Windows 10, to the...

December 7, 2015  8:19 AM

DISM Does Updates, Too!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
DISM, Windows 10, Windows Update Management

Later last Friday (12/4), MS fired off KB3122947, labeled "Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems." At first, I thought nothing of it, after getting it installed on a handful of PCs. But when I tried to update my Surface Pro 3, I encountered a repeated failure condition with error...


December 4, 2015  10:30 AM

Ouch! SFC and DISM may disagree in Build 10586.17

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
DISM, Windows 10, Windows System Files

Every now and then, things happen in Windows-world that defy common sense, not to mention best practices. I've become a somewhat obsessive user of the system file checker (SFC) and the deployment image servicing and management (DISM) commands lately checking on the


December 2, 2015  9:18 AM

US Gov’t Usage Data: Win10 Grabbing Marketshare from XP and 7

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Market trends, Windows 10, Windows desktop

A recent set of data from the US Government's Digital Analytics Program (aka DAP) shows that most of Windows 10's growth appears to come from users switching from Windows XP or Windows 7 to the new flagship desktop OS. In a recent story...


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