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).
Please notice: This post is fiction, something I would have posted on the Insider Blog had I been a member of the Windows Insider team and authorized to post on their behalf. Of course, I am not able nor allowed to speak for that team. Nothing said in this post actually comes from the Insider
Six weeks after the original launch date, over five weeks after it was pulled back, Microsoft finally re-released Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 yesterday. Here’s a quote from the Windows Experience blog and John Cable, Microsoft’s Director of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery: In early October, we paused the rollout of the
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
On Friday, I went upstairs to work on my wife’s PC. An end-of-month Cumulative Update, KB4346783, had been installed automatically, and I needed to restart the machine while she was out of the house to complete that process. Much to my surprise and consternation, the following notification appeared on that machine right after I logged
DISM offers tools to report on the size of the Windows Component Store that also recommend when cleanup is needed. Cleanups can recover multiple gigs of disk space, especially after a cumulative or multiple new Windows Updates.
I’ve been following the work of Susan Bradley, often known as “The Patch Lady,” for more than 10 years. I’ve been a subscriber to the Windows Secrets Newsletter for at least that long. And I believe she was already working with Brian Livingston back in the day when he still ran that particular show. Recently,
When Martin Brinkman of ghacks.net explains a recent Windows Update that forces three consecutive reboots, I share his pain and his dismay at that experience. Please fix this, MS! Not good.
One potential secret to IT success is careful and judicious use of automation tools and technologies. But remember: automation is supposed to SAVE time and money, not spend it wildly or wastefully!