Windows Enterprise Desktop:

April, 2018


April 30, 2018  5:25 PM

Tune Into PortableApps.com

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Application portability, Windows 10

If you tune into PortableApps.com, you'll find a free, open source project. It specializes in permitting users to build portable custom suites of apps and applications. Instead of having to install programs on specific machines, you can access such programs from various location. These incluee a...

April 27, 2018  11:39 AM

Finding Windows Defender Security About Info

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Defender, Windows Security

OK, so this morning I saw the news on TenForums.com that new versions of the Windows Defender security elements were out. Naturally, I wanted to check the new version info against what I had...


April 25, 2018  3:13 PM

Skippy Shows Off Lean Win10 Edition

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Setup and deployment, Windows 10

Imagine my surprise upon stumbling across mention of a new Window 10 edition yesterday. An alert installer named Lucan found it in the latest Skip Ahead Insider Preview (Build 17650). That's how I cobbled my headline -- "Skippy...


April 23, 2018  11:19 AM

Build 1803 Equals April Update

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
nickname, Windows 10

For some reason, lots of people -- including me -- take pleasure from following the procession of Windows 10 release names. That's why I jumped all over a Neowin.net news item today. It's entitled "


April 20, 2018  1:46 PM

God Mode Causes Win10 Office URL Insert Fail

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
MS Office, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

God Mode is a nickname for a special folder in Windows. God Mode is not built into Windows, and requires some modest effort to create. For instructions about this, see my


April 17, 2018  12:21 PM

Windows Server 2019 RDSH is a go

Alyssa Provazza Alyssa Provazza Profile: Alyssa Provazza

[UPDATE: Microsoft on April 24 released the next preview build of Windows Server 2019, which includes RDSH. "Because of a bug, the RDSH role...


April 16, 2018  1:19 PM

Fixing Recovery Drive Creation Problems

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Recovery Drive, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

The built-in Windows facility to create a recovery drive can be a real life-saver. Simply type "recovery" into the Windows 10 search menu to fire this up. But sometimes, when you try to create such a recovery drive the process may fail en route to completion. In such cases an error message like...


April 13, 2018  10:07 PM

Updating BIOS UEFI When Windows App Fails

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
firmware update, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

So, I've got this Dell Venue Pro 11 7130 hybrid tablet. It's a pretty nice little machine, actually. If memory serves I bought it in 2013, so it's an older tablet. The recent Spectre/Meltdown firmware updates made it a bit wonky, though. It won't restart normally. I have to yank the battery and...


April 11, 2018  10:36 AM

When USB Hub Gets Weird Win-RAID Provides Fix

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
USB device not recognzed, USB devices, Windows 10

OK, so I'm poking around in Device Manager yesterday researching an NVMe issue. What do I spy, with my little eye? The dreaded "Other Devices" category, with the "Unknown device" beneath it (see screencap below). Because I know a little bit about this kind of stuff, my next move is to click on the...


April 9, 2018  5:29 PM

MS Releases Open Source Win3.0 File Manager

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
File, File management, Windows 10

Late last week, Craig Wittenberg released source code for a slightly updated version of the old Windows File Manager on Github. "How old?" you ask. According to Tom Warren at


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