Windows Enterprise Desktop

October 2019

  • Autopilot Gets Oct 22 False Alarm Update

    Ed Tittel 30 Oct 2019
  • MS Autopilot gets Oct 22 false alarm Update as it shows up on some Windows 10 Home and Enterprise PCs where Autopilot is not in play. The update fails with no negative side effects, thank goodness.

  • More Odd USB-C Symptoms

    Ed Tittel 28 Oct 2019
  • More odd USB-C symptoms manifest for a hinky device on a test PC: dwm.exe (Windows Desktop Windows Manager) crashes 9 times for each incident.

  • Belkin's Best Thunderbolt 3 Dock

    Ed Tittel 25 Oct 2019
  • Belkin's Best Thunderbolt 3 Dock, model F4U095, makes it easy to dock into a full-blown desktop experience in the office. Unplug a single USB-C cable, and it's ready for mobile use.

  • Weird DedicatedDumpFile Side Effect

    Ed Tittel 23 Oct 2019
  • I discover a weird DedicatedDumpFile side effect, when I enable an alternate drive/location for a complete Windows memory dump. Happens even when I only want 256 MB mini-dumps. Weird!

  • Multiple ISO Mount Strategies Prove Helpful

    Ed Tittel 21 Oct 2019
  • When an ISO on my brand-new, high-speed USB-C NVMe SSD-based external drive refuses to mount, I understand that multiple ISO mount strategies prove helpful -- downright essential, in fact.

  • Insider Preview 19002 Poses Peculiar Problems

    Ed Tittel 18 Oct 2019
  • The latest Insider Preview 19002 poses peculiar problems when it causes both of my test machines to hang at the first reboot. Removing the SDXC card fixes the newer PC, but I have to resort to ...

  • Fixing Surface Pro 3 USB Drive Drop

    Ed Tittel 16 Oct 2019
  • Weird behavior has me fixing Surface Pro 3 USB drive drop behavior. Turns out a single registry key knocks out a bunch of common Power Options, one of which fixes my problem.

  • RDP Cannot Do Everything

    Ed Tittel 14 Oct 2019
  • While it's handy for working on remote PCs, RDP cannot do everything -- particularly where devices, drivers, peripherals and some applications are concerned.

  • No Windows 10 Sandbox Activation

    Ed Tittel 11 Oct 2019
  • As I determine there's no Windows 10 Sandbox activation it makes sense to assert that a throwaway one-time-use OS instance doesn't need activation anyway.

  • Learning Thunderbolt Technology & Connections

    Ed Tittel 09 Oct 2019
  • When Belkin sends me a miniature dock more or less out of the blue, I dig in and start learning Thunderbolt technology & connections. Good stuff, but occasionally puzzling.