Windows Enterprise Desktop:

June, 2018

June 27, 2018  12:12 PM

WUMT Resolves Update Woes Yet Again

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

Yesterday, Microsoft released Cumulative Update KB4284848. As usual, I updated all eligible machines once I noticed the update was available (this morning). On all six PCs, the update was attempted. For five...

June 25, 2018  9:37 AM

MS Answers Offers 1803 Networking Resolution

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Network administration, Networking, Windows 10

The latest version of Windows 10, 1803, made its public debut on April 30. By May 9, I'd already published a blog post here entitled "Bring Back Basic Win10 1803 Networking."...

June 22, 2018  5:34 PM

Win10 Hyper-V VMs Benefit from More VRAM

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Hyper-V, VM Performance, Windows 10

I saw a fascinating article from long-time Windows maven Ed Bott this morning at ZDNet. It exhorts users to "Fine-tune memory usage" for best results when working with Hyper-V...

June 20, 2018  1:24 PM

UWP Win10 Sticky Notes Backup

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Sticky notes, Windows 10

Slowly but surely, I'm learning to like the new Universal Windows Platform (aka Microsoft Store) version of Sticky Notes in Windows 10. I've learned to right click on its entry in the Taskbar to make it disappear from the desktop when I'm not using it. But otherwise, it's a pretty handy (and...

June 18, 2018  4:20 PM

Grab New DriverStore Explorer from GitHub

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Hardware Drivers, Windows 10

Over the years I've written repeatedly about a terrrific tool from ace developers Kannan Ramanathan and Teddy Zhang. It's called DriverStore Explorer, also known by its executable name: RAPR.exe. A few years back this open source project moved from Microsoft's CodePlex to

June 15, 2018  11:06 AM

AI Drives Win10 Update Access

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

The title grabbed my attention right way: "AI powers Windows 10 April 2018 Update rollout." This fascinating post appeared on MS's Win10 blog yesterday. It's from John Cable,...

June 13, 2018  11:00 AM

Sysprep Audit Mode Alternate Key Sequence

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Keyboard Shortcuts, MS Sysprep, Sysprep, Windows 10

When it comes to building custom Windows images, few tools are as helpful as Microsoft's venerable System Preparation Tool. Usually known as "Sysprep," this tool works with a variety of other elements from the Microsoft Assessment and Deployment Kit (

June 11, 2018  12:35 PM

Fixing Win10 Restart PC to Finish Installing Drivers Issue

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

I've chased down a strange sequence of clues over the past few days to finally resolve an odd device driver issue. The reason I say the device driver issue is odd stems from its origin. It followed in the wake of a recent Security Update for the Adobe Flash Player. "I don't see that a device was...

June 8, 2018  2:20 PM

VDI vendors must change tack as on-premises market slows

Alyssa Provazza Alyssa Provazza Profile: Alyssa Provazza
cloud, DaaS, Desktop virtualization, Desktop Virtualization Implementation, End user security, survey, VDI

Several factors have slowed new on-premises VDI adoption, and VDI vendors are forced to shift their strategies as a result. VDI projects in the design, pilot and rollout stages make up a tiny portion of VDI environments, and they have decreased over the past year, according to the State of the...

June 8, 2018  12:23 PM

Ctrl+Winkey+C Toggles Win10 Display to Grayscale Mode

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Display Attribute, Screen display, Windows 10

Here's something freaky about Win10 that seemingly comes up more often by accident than by design. Based on periodic OMG posts on TenForums and answers.Microsoft, and my own experience, it strikes from time to time. It rests on a three-key sequence: Ctrl, Winkey  and the letter "C." Struck...

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