Windows Enterprise Desktop:

February, 2017


February 28, 2017  9:49 AM

Win10 Restore Points Appear Broken

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Restore Down, Windows 10

In reading over the forum traffic at TenForums. recently, I encountered an item of great interest. This thread is entitled "File System Filter 'wcifs' Event ID 4." Despite the title, it reveals...

February 26, 2017  11:17 AM

Always Adjust Defaults After Clean Install

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

As the release for Windows 10 Creator's Update nears, the pace of Insider Preview releases is accelerating. Just last week, I got stuck upgrading my desktop test PC to Build 15031 Enterprise. Ultimately, I performed a clean install of that build, plus its usual aftermath. But I got caught by an...


February 25, 2017  4:37 PM

Interesting Issues in Insider Preview 15042

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

Late last week MS released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build. Little did I know that there would be "Interesting Issues in Insider Preview 15042." But after a couple of failed installs,  I found myself  "bitten" on my Dell Venue Pro 11. That's when I remembered that the


February 24, 2017  10:38 AM

Win10 Dynamic Lock Gets Cool Tool

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Bluetooth Devices, smartphone, Windows 10, Windows Security

Almost two weeks ago, I blogged here about the addition of a new security feature in Insider Preview Build 15031. It's called Dynamic Lock. Dynamic Lock senses the signal strength...


February 20, 2017  2:31 PM

Enable Disable Win10 Administrator Account

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
admin account, Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 includes a built-in admin account. In fact, it's named "Administrator." Here, I explain here how to enable disable Win10 Administrator account. Basically, there are two ways to proceed: at the command line, or in Computer Management.

Enable Disable Win10 Administrator...


February 17, 2017  5:00 PM

New Windows 10 insider program coming for businesses

Ramin Edmond Profile: Ramin Edmond
Microsoft, Windows 10

Microsoft's upcoming Windows Insider Program for Businesses will cater to IT professionals. Through the program, nicknamed WIP4Biz, IT admins will be...


February 17, 2017  11:53 AM

Disconnect Drives Before Multi-Boot Install

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
bcdboot, Dual booting, Windows 10

Anybody can learn stuff, but lessons learned the hard way are the ones that stick with you. Case in point: I've got a Windows desktop PC I use as a test machine. Furthermore, I've got it set up as a dual-boot environment. On one SSD I've got a bootable installation of the Win10 Current Branch...


February 15, 2017  11:58 AM

Overcoming USB Flash Write-Protection

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, USB Flash drives, Windows 10

Last month, I was mucking around with my Asus RT-AC68U router. Among other experiments, I plugged in a USB flash drive into one of its ports to share it with the network. This morning, I unplugged it from the router to try to use it for recovery on a temporarily disabled test PC. No dice: instead...


February 15, 2017  9:44 AM

Anti-phishing training videos take users off the hook

Ramin Edmond Profile: Ramin Edmond
Desktop security, Email security, Phishing, Security training

Email phishing attacks against high-level executives increased at Tri-Counties Regional Center last year. To combat and boost awareness of the...


February 13, 2017  12:38 PM

Build 15031 Brings Dynamic Lock

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Locks, Windows 10, Windows Login

Cellphones are such a vital ingredient of modern life that we bring them with us everywhere we go. MS exploits this truism in the latest build of Windows 10, 15031. There's a new facility in the Sign-In Options called "Dynamic lock" that detect when the phone is out of Bluetooth range and locks a...


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