Wednesday, 14 August 2019 20:36

The Case of Changing Default Printer

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While I sometimes long for the day when I no longer have to deal with unexpected Windows 10 behavior, there’s something rewarding about quickly finding a solution. In the process, I often end up with an idea for a blog post I can share with thousands five regular readers. A couple of weeks ago I helped a customer solve a particularly weird case: the "legacy" printer management (meaning that Windows will not manage the default printer) was enabled and yet - for some reason - the default printer kept changing for end-users to "Microsoft Print to PDF". Obviously something was broken so I had to investigate.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 13:36

The Case of Corrupted Store Apps

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A few days ago I began experiencing issues with built-in Windows apps where various apps would flash open and close straight away. Needless to say, this became very annoying very quickly. A few minutes with event viewer and PowerShell, however, and I not only determined the cause, but came up with a workaround.

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Windows 10, version 1903 is now available via Windows Update for Business, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the Volume Licensing Servicing Center (VLSC). Windows 10, version 1603 is the seventh feature update released for Windows 10. As with the previous updates, Microsoft continues the trend of moving to more agile development and delivery models as part of the ongoing "Windows as a Service" efforts with Windows 10 1903 update making the base operating system better with new features to help IT pros more easily manage and better protect data and devices in their organizations.

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The development of the Windows 10, version 1903 is finished and the update is now available for download from Visual Studio Subscriptions and the Software Download Center - as well as through Windows Server Update Services  and Windows Update for Business. I can't stress it  enough that you should start testing the newest features and functionality in this Semi-Annual Channel release as soon as possible in preparation for broad deployment to the devices in your organization. As part of this process, you should take a look at provisioned apps - most likely you want to ensure that only a choice selection of apps is being installed, whenever a user logs on either for the first time or after installing a feature update on a Windows 10 computer, since app installation directly impacts logon times.

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