Windows Enterprise Desktop:

September, 2018


September 28, 2018  12:15 PM

Win10 WSUS Gets Smaller Downloads

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Windows 10, Windows Update Management, WSUS

In a recent (9/27) post to the Windows IT Pro Blog, MS reports it will start releasing smaller update packages. This applies...

September 26, 2018  7:16 PM

Hard Disk Warning Prompts Win10 Tool Search

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hard disk management, Hard drive failure, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

A few days ago, I was fooling around with a disk tool that Asrock offers motherboard owners. That Diskhealth utility provides basic information about storage devices. As I flipped through the list of drives on my production PC, I saw an amber “Caution” flag for my H: drive. Next thing, my disk...


September 24, 2018  3:08 PM

Logoff Disconnected Win10 Users Via Command Line

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Command line, Windows 10

Saw an interesting question raised on TenForums.com this morning. The thread was entitled “Log off all but current user.” On a PC where multiple users share the same machine, but don’t...


September 21, 2018  1:02 PM

Getting KB4458469 Installed When Windows Update Offer Absent

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Yesterday, September 20, MS issued yet another Cumulative Update for Windows 10. Why do I call it that, listed only as "Update" in Update History? The Win10 Build number changes from 17134.286 to 17135.319 post-install. By definition, any update that ups the Build designation counts as a cumulative...


September 20, 2018  6:02 PM

Preserving Cleanmgr.exe for Future Use

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Last week, I posted news about the pending deprecation of Disk Cleanup, aka cleanmgr.exe. I’m still not sure that the program is really going to vanish from Windows 10. But if it does, I’ve...


September 17, 2018  11:51 AM

8GadgetPack Remains Viable and Valuable

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
gadgets, Monitoring, Network monitoring, Windows 10, Windows monitoring

Those who’ve been using Windows for a while probably remember that Desktop Gadgets came and went during the Windows Vista and 7 era. A desktop gadget is a handy little applet of sorts that remains constantly visible in a...


September 14, 2018  10:54 AM

Bye-Bye Disk Cleanup?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Disk cleanup, Storage resource management, Windows 10

A small remark at the end of the Storage at Microsoft blog published on August 30, 2018 got past me. After explaining a raft of new features in Storage Sense – the Settings-based storage management toolset in Windows 10 – it concludes with a brief statement that cleanmgr.exe, aka Disk...


September 12, 2018  12:02 PM

Handling Intel Management Engine Exploits . . . or Not!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, firmware update, Windows 10

In checking over new posts at TenForums this morning, I came across information about new vulnerabilities in Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT). The latest...


September 10, 2018  5:32 PM

Macrium Patches Skipahead Preview Reflect Win10 Bug

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I don't often write about Insider Preview stuff in this blog because it mostly focuses on production Windows. But every now and then, something comes up that cries out for coverage. This time, it's an incredibly gutsy, quick, and proactive maneuver from Macrium. The latest Windows 10 Skipahead...


September 7, 2018  5:59 PM

A Win10 Post-Upgrade Checklist

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I’ve belonged to the Insider Program for Windows 10 since it kicked off in October 2014. In the intervening 47 months, I’ve installed or upgraded Windows 10 hundreds to over a thousand times. Along the way, I’ve learned a few things about what to do right after you perform a Windows 10...


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