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Windows Update Management


August 15, 2017  10:17 AM

Ed Bott Issues Win10 Report Card

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Image management, Windows 10, Windows Defender, Windows Hello, Windows Update Management

About two weeks ago, long-time Windows watcher Ed Bott offered an interesting assessment of Windows 10 at ZDNet. It's entitled "Windows 10 after two years: Microsoft's mixed report card," and...

July 12, 2017  11:05 AM

WUMT Rescues Win10 Release Preview 15063.483

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

I just got back from a 5-day family visit to northern Virginia on Monday evening. That meant the bulk of yesterday was spent catching up. That included dealing with the Patch Tuesday release of Cumulative Update KB4025342, and the latest Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT). By and large, things...


April 5, 2017  11:49 AM

Apparent Win10 Defender Update Issues Illusory

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Defender, Windows Update Management

Over the past week to ten days, lots of users have been reporting issues with Windows Update and Windows Defender. This applies to versions 1607 (Current Branch) and 1703 (Insider Preview aka Creators Update). The symptom is that while Windows Update reports a Definition Update for Defender is...


January 2, 2017  5:19 PM

New WU Troubleshooter to Try

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

MS has included a built-in update troubleshooter for Windows 10 for some time now. But there's a new WU troubleshooter to try, if that tool fails or falters. It's available through an MS Support page entitled "Fix...

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December 14, 2016  11:35 AM

DiagTrack Stop Fixes Win10 Update Ills

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

Last week's cumulative Win10 update KB3201845 apparently delivers unwanted side-effects. For some users, that update clobbered the Connected Devices Platform Service (CDPSVC). In turn, this kept DHCP from working. No DHCP, no IP...


December 12, 2016  2:29 PM

Protection Counters Failed Win10 Changes

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Backup and Recovery, Windows 10, Windows Update Management

I follow the online traffic on various heavily-trafficked Windows 10 forums. As I keep up, I'm amazed how many users suffer after scheduled or unscheduled system changes. Every capable admin knows that restoring a system back before trouble strikes is a sure cure. But alas, not everybody...


December 7, 2016  11:37 AM

UUP Starts Getting Real

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

In early November, I blogged about Microsoft's Unified Update Platform (UUP). In that post, I reported that Insider Build 14959 would include UUP features and...


November 30, 2016  2:01 PM

WUMT Does Updates When WU Can’t or Won’t

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

Late last month, I wrote a blog post about Windows Update (WU) Alternatives. Little did I know at the time that one of the tools I wrote about would so soon save my bacon. I'm talking...


November 9, 2016  10:04 AM

3.99 TB Cleanup Continues After KB3200970

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

Yesterday, the latest Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Current Branch, KB 3200970 appeared. After installing that item, cleanmgr.exe reports that the 3.99 TB cleanup continues. I first reported this on October 12 after


November 4, 2016  1:32 PM

Unified Update Platform Reduces Update Complexity

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

Yesterday, Microsoft unleashed Windows 10 Insider Preview build number 14959. Usually I don't cover previews here, because they sit at the bleeding or leading edge of Win10 technology. But a new feature in this build warrants mention. That feature is the Unified Update Platform, or UUP:...


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