Windows Enterprise Desktop:

May, 2018


May 30, 2018  11:32 AM

Two Win10 Setup.exes Offer Differing Capabilities

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

Hey! I just learned a cool Windows 10 installation trick for dual or multi boot scenarios. Turns out there are two different versions of setup.exe on a typical bootable USB flash drive (or other installation media). One resides at the root of the drive, the other in the \sources folder. Run the...

May 25, 2018  12:18 PM

HID Woes Cause Overkill Win10 Repair

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Computer mouse, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

How's this for irony? Two days ago, I wrote a story for SearchEnterpriseDesktop explaining what to do if a mouse and/or keyboard go missing in Windows. Yesterday morning, when I sat down at my primary PC, my user interface was totally bollixed. Ultimately, I determined the cause was a failing...


May 23, 2018  1:15 PM

Win10 NetBIOS Names Get Weirder

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Hostname, Name resolution, NetBIOS, Windows 10

Last Friday, I observed in a post here that machine names appeared case sensitive in RDP. Indeed they are -- kind of -- and in other places, too. This includes...


May 21, 2018  1:39 PM

Bring Back PING in Win10 1803

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Firewall management, Network troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Defender, Windows firewall

The old putatively Chinese curse goes "May you live in interesting times." And in that sense, interesting is the adjective I'd apply to networking in Window 10 Version 1803 of late. My


May 18, 2018  11:22 AM

Why Windows Machine Names Are Case-Sensitive in RDP

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Certificate, Certificate Error, RDP, Windows 10

I had the devil's own time using the Remote Desktop Connection to get to one of my laptops this week. The machine name for that PC is T520 and it just wouldn't "take" in the interface to the program (see screencap below). On a whim, I tried the string "t520" instead. And presto! I got a certificate...


May 16, 2018  11:54 AM

Win10 1803 Gets New Bluetooth Version

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Bluetooth Devices, Bluetooth flaw, Windows 10

It's now become apparent that Win10 1803 Bluetooth (BT) has undergone major upgrades and revisions.  This comes thanks to some clever sleuthing work from the folks at


May 14, 2018  8:17 AM

Windows Command Line Reference Observations

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Command line, command prompt, Powershell, Windows 10

Last week, I posted a blog here entitled "MS Publishes Big Free Command Line Reference." It explores a revision to Microsoft's recently revised and re-released command...


May 11, 2018  9:05 AM

Win10 DCOM 10016 Errors Are Mostly Benign

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
DCOM, Event Viewer, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

I'm active at TenForums.com. I spend at least 90 minutes a day there, reading user posts and responding when I can. There's a class of errors that show up in the Windows Event Viewer for all Windows 10 machines. The event source is "Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM" aka DCOM, and the event ID is...


May 9, 2018  8:54 AM

Bring Back Basic Win10 1803 Networking

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Networking tips, Windows 10, Windows networking

OK, then. With the release of Windows 10 Version 1803 (April Update) HomeGroup is gone, gone, gone. I'm not sorry to see HomeGroups disappear,...


May 7, 2018  12:43 PM

MS Publishes Big Free Command Line Reference

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Command line, Command Prompt window, Windows 10

Last Friday, my partner in crime at Win10.Guru, Kari Finn, sent me a link to a very interesting document. It comes from the Microsoft Download Center and shows up with very little descriptive information or fanfare....


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