Windows Enterprise Desktop

December 2012

  • Interesting Out-of-band Windows Update MS12-078

    Ed Tittel 21 Dec 2012
  • Security bulletin MS12-078, originally released on 12/11/2012, was updated yesterday (12/20/2012). This is a critical patch that seeks to address "vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode drivers ...

  • Windows 8 UEFI Install

    Ed Tittel 19 Dec 2012
  • OK, I admit it. I’m often a “better late than never” kind of guy. I’ve been writing about UEFI and Windows 8/Windows Server 2012 since September 2011, but I’ve just now finally gotten around to ...

  • Windows 8 Barely Registers at NetMarketShare

    Ed Tittel 17 Dec 2012
  • Windows 8 has been out for almost two months now in GA form, but the numbers at NetMarketShare still barely register its presence. A quick look at the November 2012 OS pie chart shows that Windows ...

  • Windows 8 Client Hyper-V Hides Interesting Architectural Details

    Ed Tittel 14 Dec 2012
  • When is a PC not really a PC? When it's a virtual machine (VM), of course. In that case, software is used to emulate a physical machine of sorts, as well as the operating system and applications it ...

  • Client Hyper-V (Win8) VMs: Lessons Learned

    Ed Tittel 12 Dec 2012
  • I’m editing an upcoming book for Sybex from my friend and sometimes co-author Darril Gibson. Its current working title is MCSA: Microsoft Windows 8 Complete Study Guide: Exams 70-687 and 70-688 ...

  • Make DISM Your Go-To Image Management Tool in Win8

    Ed Tittel 10 Dec 2012
  • If you work with Windows desktops, especially virtualized ones, you're probably already wise to the wiles and virtues of working with Windows images, probably using some mix  of virtual disk (.vhd ...

  • Create Your Own Refresh Image for Windows 8

    Ed Tittel 07 Dec 2012
  • Windows 8 offers at least one major improvement over previous Windows versions -- namely, the ability to refresh the underlying operating system while keeping personal files intact. That said, if ...

  • Will Client Hyper-V Work on Your Windows 8 Target PC?

    Ed Tittel 05 Dec 2012
  • Generally speaking, if your PC (desktop, notebook, or tablet) runs an i3, i5, or i7 CPU you should be able to install and use Client Hyper-V on a Windows 8 installation on that machine. But the ...

  • Windows 8: New Year, New Version?

    Ed Tittel 03 Dec 2012
  • One of my favorite Windows pundits is Woody Leonhard (a bona fide Windows and Office guru). He definitely grabbed my attention, and started me thinking hard this morning, with his piece for the ...