Having just gone back to check the date, I’m amazed to be reminded the default change to the OS clean-up interval from 30 to 10 days goes back to Version 1607, aka the Anniversary Update. I first wrote about this in August 2016 for my Windows Enterprise Desktop blog at TechTarget. When this release emerged,
If a Windows update, feature, or language pack comes in the form of a CAB file and needs to be applied to a Windows image, DISM /Add-Package will do the job (works for either offline or online images).
Developer David Xanatos has done a terrific job of improving and extending the capabilities found in the Windows Update MiniTool in his Windows Update Manager (WuMgr) program. It should be part of an Windows admin’s or power user’s toolkit.
The problem with shooting Windows 10 trouble, alas, is often in knowing where to aim. Case in point: my recent Reliability Monitor shows an error from the Windows Shell Experience. The specific error is labeled MoAppHang. As far as I can find out (and additional reporting data confirms this finding) this means some kind of
As Microsoft brings a Windows 10 Feature Upgrade to completion, there’s a period immediately leading up to the latest release (1809 in the most recent case) where the Skipahead and Fast Ring releases merge. This continues past the official release of that feature upgrade for a while. In the past, at some point the two
As I work the various topic areas at TenForums.com, I can’t help but notice an occasional undertone of outright paranoia, plus occasional distrust and hostility toward Microsoft (MS). Because I spend at least an hour or two a day there, at least six days a week, I see it all the time. Kari and I
In the wake of an occasionally botched or buggy 1809 release, let’s step back and look at what’s up and what it all means. Please: be careful out there!
Late last night, Microsoft temporarily stopped delivering Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019, both released earlier this week. At this moment, the official download site for Windows 10 has reverted back to version 1803, and Azure Marketplace only offers Windows Server 2016 and older. Quoting Microsoft: We have paused the rollout of the
Somewhat surprisingly, Microsoft announced yesterday that Windows Server 2019 is now generally available. It is the first Windows Server version that completely skips the Release to Manufacturing RTM phase, going directly to General Availability (GA). Server 2019 is available in Standard, Datacenter and Essentials editions. According to the Core OS team at Microsoft, this is because
Earlier this week, Microsoft and Canonical made a giant leap forward in bringing Linux to the Windows desktop. A pre-installed, pre-configured Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS virtual hard disk is now available in the Hyper-V Quick Create Gallery, and can be set up in minutes. No installation is required. The virtual machine created is Generation 2 and has full