Windows Enterprise Desktop:

March, 2019

March 30, 2019  11:06 AM

WakeMeOnLan Provides Quick Compact Net Survey

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Network management, Network Scanners, Wake on LAN, Windows 10

Sometimes, accidental uses of software outstrip intended uses. Let me explain: my son's PC is up in his bedroom. It's about as far from my office as you can get in my house. Because I'm always tinkering with the PCs at home, I like to remote into them. But he's away at school most weekdays, and out...

March 29, 2019  9:50 AM

Win10 1809 Designated for Broad Deployment

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Man, I have to laugh! Just yesterday (March 28), John Wilcox in the MS Windows IT Pro Blog posted that "version 1809 has transitioned to broad...

March 27, 2019  1:25 PM

AdDuplex Tells Interesting 1809 Story

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
technology adoption, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

The March 2019 AdDuplex Report is out, and it tells and interesting and possibly depressing story about Windows 10 1809. The 1809 rollout has been bumpy, to say the least. As 1903 looms ahead, only 26.4% of PCs under the AdDuplex purview are...

March 26, 2019  10:59 AM

Win10 1903 Policy Handles Automatic Updates and Restarts

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Group Policy Editor, Group Policy management, Policy, Windows 10, Windows Updates

For the past few days I've been reading about a new Group Policy setting in 1903. Here's the deal: A new Win10 1903 policy handles automatic updates and restarts. As is sometimes the case, I had a little trouble running the specifics down. Good old Martin Brinkmann, at, came across with...

March 25, 2019  2:06 PM

KB4465065 Offers New Microcode Fixes

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

On March 19, Microsoft issued a new and comprehensive set of microcode fixes for Intel CPUs. These go back to Ivy Bridge (and perhaps earlier) and address potential issues on all of my PCs. They may do likewise for yours. In fact, KB4465065 offers new microcode fixes for three specific...

March 22, 2019  1:33 PM

Win10 ComputerName Generation

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

I just got back from a Spring Break mini-vacation yesterday, and am back at work today. When I tried to log in to my Surface Pro 3 remotely just now, I realized a couple of things. One: I couldn't find the device under its usual moniker. Two: I did eventually identify it as DESKTOP-1D8K0YZ. This is...

March 15, 2019  1:26 PM

Praising Voidtools Everything

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Search

According to its online description voidtools Everything "is a desktop search utility for Windows that can rapidly find files and folders by name." I've been a user and fan of this tool for years. But yesterday, I got a real glimpse of what it can...

March 14, 2019  11:47 AM

Win10 Compact OS for Conventional HDs

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

For those running, or taking care of, Win10 installs that boot from hard disks, here's a trick worth knowing. In Win10 compact OS for conventional HDs speeds up performance. On machines that boot from SSDs, however, Win10 disables this function by default. That's because HDs are slow enough that...

March 13, 2019  11:31 AM

Say Bye Bye Adobe Shockwave

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Adobe Shockwave Player, Windows 10

Saw an interesting item from Martin Brinkmann at Ghacks this morning. Seems that Adobe Shockwave is retiring. The final element of this software platform, the Shockwave Player for Windows, hits EOL on...

March 13, 2019  11:23 AM

When LinkedIn Posts Fail

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
browser errors, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

OK, be warned. This post is a little off-topic. But yesterday, as is my usual practice, I started posting links to my recent blogs and such on social media. For some odd reason, I found myself unable to post anything to LinkedIn. "Great," I thought, "time to clean out the history, cache, and...

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