Windows Enterprise Desktop:

May, 2019


May 29, 2019  1:20 PM

PowerShell Clears Stale Printer Objects

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Network printers, Printer management, Windows 10

I've got a somewhat temperamental driver for my otherwise excellent Samsung ML-2850 network printer. Every now and then, the driver goes sideways for no obvious reasons. When that happens, I simply use Devices & Printers to remove the device, and then use its TCP/IP address to reinstall it....

May 27, 2019  12:30 PM

Recent Windows 10 Updates Kill Built-in Restore Facility

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Backup and restore, Bare metal restore, System Restore, Windows 10

Here's an interesting note from the Windows Support team (most recent update: 5/24/2019). It's entitled "You cannot restore the system to a restore point after you install a...

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May 22, 2019  2:02 PM

Rescue Old Windows 10 Applications from Oblivion

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

Reading over recent TenForums threads, I was reminded that the Snipping Tool is slated for retirement in a future Windows release. How? A worried user  asked how to keep using it even after it's gone from future code bases. Turns out this is fairly easy to accomplish as long as you take certain...


May 20, 2019  10:21 AM

Perfect Win10 Relimon Score 10 Days Straight

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Reliabity, Windows 10, Windows Performance Monitor

I can't complain about Windows 10 Version 1809. A quick look at Reliability Monitor (aka Relimon, easily run as perfmon /rel) says why. Right now,  my production PC shows a perfect Win10 Relimon score 10 days straight and counting. In past months, that score has dipped below 5 numerous...


May 17, 2019  11:33 AM

PowerShell Handles Windows 10 Restore Points

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
System Restore, VSS Backup, Windows 10, Windows PowerShell

In 2017 I wrote a post entitled "Win10 Volume Shadow Copies May Need Cleanup." I've just learned that useful PowerShell cmdlets do likewise. They provide analogs to...


May 15, 2019  10:26 AM

Install KB4494441 CU Twice

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

OK, then: here's a new one on me. Yesterday, May 14, was Patch Tuesday. In keeping with usual practice, MS released a number of updates, including KB4494441. The subtitle for that CU, BTW, is "(OS Build...


May 13, 2019  6:31 PM

Examining Windows 10 ETL files

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Event logs, Log files, Windows 10

An interesting post popped up on TenForums this morning. Entitled "SSD is 50% Consumed with ETL files," it requests help in separating keepers from losers. It also asks for...


May 10, 2019  5:43 PM

Nvidia Driver Update Frequency Musings

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Graphics Card Drivers, video drivers, Windows 10

Yesterday, May 9, Nvidia released a new GeForce driver – version 430.64. “Gosh!” I thought “haven’t there been a LOT of them lately?” Indeed, the search tool reveals 10 released for 2019. Because May 9 falls in the year's 19th week, that's...


May 8, 2019  4:43 PM

Windows 10 Workaround Versus Fix

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, RDP, Troubleshooting, Windows 10, windows 10 upgrade

In the past day or so, I've found myself on the horns of an interesting dilemma. Upon trying to remote from one 18890 (Skip ahead) PC to another using RDP, I found myself unable to log in. I could ping one PC from another, and see it on the network, but when I tried to consummate the RDP login I'd...


May 6, 2019  2:09 PM

PowerShell Command Line Zip Handling

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
File compression, Powershell, Windows 10, Zip Files

Today I learned something I should've known years ago. PowerShell command line zip handling is simple and easy, thanks to the built-in 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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