Windows Enterprise Desktop:

Event Viewer

June 21, 2019  1:12 PM

Reliability Monitor Error Info Propels Fixes

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Event log errors, Event Viewer, software updates, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

I'm in a long-running debate about Windows 10 reliability and stability right now. That's why I've been using Reliability Monitor almost daily. This debate runs in a variety of threads at Often, I'll answer questions about the new Feature Upgrade (aka 1903). Here are two typical...

December 24, 2018  11:45 AM

Win10 Task Scheduler Pulldown Menus Fail Sometimes

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Console application, Console errors, Event Viewer, task scheduler, Windows 10

On November 19, I wrote a blog post about an “interesting” UI issue in Event Viewer. On some PCs, its pulldown menus didn't...

November 19, 2018  10:38 AM

Default Screen Res Kills Event Viewer Log Filtering

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Display resolution, Event Viewer, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Here's an interesting Windows 10 gotcha to ponder. By default, on screens with True HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) or better, Windows 10 defaults to 125% for its Scale and Layout in Settings → Display. At the same time, this very default prevents Event Viewer from offering event log choices...

May 11, 2018  9:05 AM

Win10 DCOM 10016 Errors Are Mostly Benign

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
DCOM, Event Viewer, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

I'm active at I spend at least 90 minutes a day there, reading user posts and responding when I can. There's a class of errors that show up in the Windows Event Viewer for all Windows 10 machines. The event source is "Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM" aka DCOM, and the event ID is...

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