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September 6, 2016  11:58 AM

Discovering WMIC (WMI command-line)

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Rooting around for a good way to view current drive letter associations at the command line this weekend, I stumbled across command line access to the Windows Management Interface, aka WMI. Known as WMIC (the WMI command-line utility) it delivers access to and control over all kinds of Windows...

September 6, 2016  9:00 AM

VDI storage horizons broadening

Margaret Jones Margaret Jones Profile: Margaret Jones

Storage is a critical part of a successful VDI deployment; most IT administrators already know this. There are many different reasons VDI can fail, but one of the most persistent -- pun intended -- is unhappy users. VDI can make users unhappy if it’s buggy, laggy or slow, and the right...


September 3, 2016  11:53 AM

Windows Marketshare Jul-Aug 2016

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Around the beginning of each month I look at what's happening with Windows marketshare. Courtesy of TenForums poster Lehnerus2000, I show activity for July and August with a pair of vertical bar graphs...


August 29, 2016  10:12 AM

US DoD Win10 Rollout Deadlines Slip

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Last February, DoD Deputy Secretary Bob Work issued a directive for Windows 10 migration in 12 months. Essentially, unless a waiver is granted, all DoD Windows clients should run Windows 10 by February 2017. Alas, it now looks like a US DoD...


August 26, 2016  11:06 AM

(New) RAPR v0.8 on GitHub

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I first discovered DriverStore Explorer aka RAPR.exe in 2011, when I posted an item entitled "Check Out DriverStore Explorer" to this blog. In the past few days, I've learned that...


August 24, 2016  10:46 AM

Admin Toolbox: SG TCP Optimizer

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SpeedGuide.net is a broadband networking resource online that offers numerous free software tools and utilities. Their SG TCP Optimizer program asks you to input your download speed, then tweaks a raft of TCP settings for your network interfaces in response. The result is usually a slight to...


August 22, 2016  1:37 PM

Possible Fix for Win10 AU Webcam Fail

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Owing to a technology change in the Anniversary Update to Windows 10, webcams on many PCs have since failed to work properly. To be more specific, various kinds of webcam software including programs from Logitech, Skype (and Skype for Business), and others, won't show outgoing video. Worse, these...


August 19, 2016  11:23 AM

Windows Self-Healing Tool in Test

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

[Notes added 8/20/2016: Do NOT USE! See concluding note at end of post.] Thanks to an intrepid poster to the Microsoft Community forums, a link to an experimental Windows Self-Healing Tool is now available. Apparently, MS Support...


August 18, 2016  11:00 AM

Office is Everywhere

Margaret Jones Margaret Jones Profile: Margaret Jones

There are more versions and types of Office than ever before, which means companies of all sizes have some decisions to make when they migrate to a new version of Microsoft’s productivity suite. The Office of local desktop fame is not the only option anymore. There’s also the cloud-based...


August 17, 2016  10:22 AM

Anniversary Update Display Scaling Changes

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Build 1607 for Windows 10 released earlier this month introduces some interesting changes. I seldom jump exclusively on a Microsoft blog post for blog fodder, but today is an exception. This August 16 item comes from the MS Enterprise Platforms Support Ask the Core Team blog. It deals...


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