Category: Windows Insider

Windows 10 and Virtual Network Adapters – vEthernet (HvsiIcs) and vEthernet (Default Switch)

Hi all, Today is an easy one. I have had several questions about Network Adapters and specifically vEthernet adapters around 1803 and 1903. These are follow on questions to everyones favorite: Where did my Virtual Machines go after I did an inplace upgrade. vEthernet is created exclusively for HyperV on a windows 10 devices. Two

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Windows 10 19H2 – How this will become the most stable release yet

19H2 is a feature update delivered in a new way, using servicing technology (like the monthly update process) for customers running the May 2019 Update. This will most likely be the go forward strategy
Current Branch for Business (CBB), Semi Annual Channel (SAC), and other older names have now evolved into Spring new images supported for 18 months and Fall stable and supported for 30 months.

Edge Insider Chromium First (Official) Public Build Available and First Impressions

As many have seen official announcements that Microsoft’s newer versions of Edge will be utilizing the open source Chromium Engine.  Several private builds leaked out in late March (don’t use those).  Today the public beta (preview | Insider) builds are available.  Good News This does NOT replace Edge but allows you to run Chromium Edge

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Windows Defender Application Guard as browser extensions in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox – Still need to use Legacy Control Panel to enable Windows Defender Application Guard

In the newest release of Windows Insider Fast Ring build on March 15th 2019 18358 a new feature has been added to allow Application Guard to work on Google Chrome Browser and Mozilla Firefox. Cool. https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2019/03/15/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-18358/#cYmJ3abB6vdUHptq.97 The guide to enable is good but missed one step. How do you enable Windows Defender Application Guard? Hint:

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Windows 1809 (17763) is released on 20181002

Windows 1809 was released today during the Microsoft Surface hardware announcement today.  Lots of progressive updates. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-insider/flight-hub/ I will be posting more about 1809 features in the near future. The most interesting note for me is that enterprises now have a 30 month window of support for fall releases.  Yes, 30 months! Enjoy downloading today!

FIX: “Hyper-V encountered an error trying to access an object on computer ‘localhost’ because the object was not found. The object might have been deleted. Verify that the Virtual Machine Management service on the computer is running. If the service is running, try to perform the task again by using Run as Administrator.”

Opened up Hyper-V today and all of my VMs where missing… umm what? So I tried to connect to a server (button far right) POPUP ERROR   Error Text “Hyper-V encountered an error trying to access an object on computer ‘localhost’ because the object was not found. The object might have been deleted. Verify that

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Workaround: Road Warrior Long logon / logoff times / Guest WIFI portal missing – What is causing them and a quick work around

I travel for work… a lot.  Which means I am connecting to a lot of WIFI networks.  Yes, I know security issues but hey I have to get work done no matter where I am. Issue: Long logon / Logoff and Guest WIFI redirects failing Recently, I was experiencing extraordinarily long Logon and Logoff times. 

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