Windows 10 Administrative Tools

Windows 10 comes with a number of utilities available in the Administrative Tools folder.


They include:
Component Services - Manage Component Object Model (COM) components. These services should be used by developers and administrators.
Computer Management - Allows to manage various options of local or remote computers with a consolidated user interface. It allows you to maintain file systems, view logs and manage users and system services. This tool includes a number of tools which available separately in the Administrative Tools folder.
Defragment and Optimize Drives - While Windows automatically defragments drives as part of regular maintenance, this tool allows you to execute the defragmentation manually.
Disk Cleanup - Use this tool to remove temporary files, old logs, empty the Recycle Bin, and delete redundant Windows Update files.
Event Viewer - View system and application logs.
Hyper-V Manager - Allows the user to manage his virtualization platform where available.
iSCSI Initiator - Configures connections between storage devices on a network.
Local Security Policy - Launches the Group Policy Editor app.
ODBC Data Sources - Launches the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) where the user configure connections to various database engines and data sources.
Performance Monitor - Shows systems information about CPU, RAM, network and other system resources usage in detail.
Print Management - Allows the user to manage printers and print servers on a network.
Resource Monitor - Shows the resource usage per app in detail.
Services - Manages all the system services which run in the background in Windows.
System Configuration - This tool, known as msconfig.exe, allows the user to change the startup options of the operating system and manage its boot process.
System Information - Shows information about the computer, its OS and hardware. This tool as also known as msinfo32.exe.
Task Scheduler - This tool allows the user to schedule apps and tools to run automatically.
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security - Allows to change options for the built-in Firewall app on local or remote computer using the advanced user interface.
Windows Memory Diagnostic - Allows to check the installed RAM for errors.
Here is how you can access them.

If not already enabled in the start menu, Try the steps below
Right Click in the Start Menu – Select-Properties ......
Right click on the Taskbar – Select Properties\ Start Menu\Customize
This enables the menu as a folder in All Programs on the Start Menu.
Expand the Administrative Tools group and you are done.
To Pin it to the Start Menu, you can open the Control Panel\System and Security – Right Click on the Administrative Tools and select Pin to Start.



Fix Windows 10 Wifi issues

Windows 10 

Tool: Wireless network report

  • Description: This report shows you the last three days of Wi-Fi events from your PC. The report is an HTML file that you can open in your favorite web browser. When you create a wireless network report, .cab files that contain information about your connection are also created. Support people might use these files to help identify and solve Wi-Fi issues.
  • Where to get it: You won’t need to download anything else because this feature is built into Windows 10

To create the wireless network report

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type Command prompt, press and hold (or right-click) Command prompt, and then select Run as administrator > Yes.
  2. At the command prompt, type netsh wlan show wlanreport

When the report is done, Simply open up file explorer and go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WlanReport

Windows 10 Creators Update Best New Features with pictures





Here's what's included in the update:



Showing Windows Defender Advanced Treat Protection (ATP) Service




Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Service
ATIP is a service to help businesses detect and respond to advanced attacks, beyond what you get in Windows Defender. The Creators Update beefs up those abilities by enabling sensors to detect threats that hang out in system memory or kernel-level exploits. IT admins can add their own alerts, and the remediation actions support will reduce response time. This will be part of the Windows 10 Enterprise version only.


Registry Editor Enhancements

You can use shorthand notation for HKEY names in the address bar. For example, you can use “HKCR”, “HKCU”, “HKLM”, and “HKU” instead of typing or pasting the respective full name “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT”, “HKEY_CURRENT_USER”, “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” or “HKEY_USERS” into the address bar.


Trackpad on Touchscreen 

You can now send your tablet display to a second screen via a virtual touchpad. To activate it, you connect to a monitor, open Action Center and tap Project Quick Action. When you press and hold the taskbar you can then select Show Touchpad Button to bring up a black box on the bottom right corner. You can tweak the trackpad settings in Settings > Devices > Touchpad.

New Display Settings

Windows 10 will now know when sunrise and sunset happens. And it will use that knowledge to automatically adjust the amount of blue light emitted at night. Microsoft is also simplifying the options to let users switch resolution easier and improve DPI. 


Edge Browser Improvements


These include the addition of a tab preview bar that lets you glance at the rest of your tabs without leaving the page you're on. You'll also be able to save and restore whole sets of tabs. Microsoft will also now black untrusted Flash content by default.

Windows Upgrade Analytics


From within the Windows Analytics Dashboard, you'll get more telemetry on device-health of PCs. The Operations Management Suite will be integrated directly with the dashboard for a more secure way to analyze those insights.

Better Privacy Controls
Microsoft released a new web-based privacy dashboard, which lets you control and see Microsoft's activity such as location, search and browsing. When Creators launches you'll also be able to opt into one of two levels of data collection: Basic or Full. At Basic, Microsoft will not collect data about installed apps, error reports or whether Windows is running right.

UEFI 

A new Unified Extensible Firmware Interface conversion tool that will reduce the need for IT professionals to manually convert Windows 7 devices using legacy BIOSes. The tool will be integrated with other management tools such as System Center Configuration Manager. 

Unified Update Platform (UUP)
The UUP reduces the size of update downloads across tablets, smartphones, PCs, IoT devices and Hololens through the use of differential download technologies. That means a differential download package will contain the changes that have been made since the last time the Windows device was updated. Microsoft says the technology can shrink the download file size by up to 35 percent.


The UUP also changes how a device checks for updates, allowing the Windows Update service to decide which updates are actually necessary. That means pushing fewer updates on a system. Microsoft says this is particularly important for mobile devices.
"It's important to note that with UUP, nothing will look or behave differently on the surface, UUP is all underlying platform and service optimization that happens behind the scenes," said Bill Karagounis, director of program management for Microsoft's Windows Insider Program and OS Fundamentals.

Virtual Machine Display Scaling

Hyper-V Virtual Machines aren't always scaled the way you might want. Creators Update brings a new Zoom option in the View menu, which allows you to override the default scaling and set it to 100, 125, 150 or 200. This also led to a fix a problem in which certain virtual machines wouldn't display the remote desktop connection bar after entering full-screen mode. 


Stop Bloatware Installation Windows

Windows 10 users will be able to turn on a feature that will prevent the installation of classic Win32 apps, making the only source for app downloads the Windows Store. If someone tries to install a Win32 app that will get a dialog pop-up that says apps from Microsoft's store are safe and reliable. There's also an option to allow people to download them anyway, after seeing the warning. 


Container-Based Isolation in Edge

Microsoft built a new security feature into Edge browser, a container-based isolation technology codenamed Barcelona. Windows executives have named Barcelona the Windows Defender Application Guard, which will use virtualization-based security to isolate potentially malicious code into containers.
Easier Team Collaboration Other Fixes
From within the Windows Analytics Dashboard, you'll get more telemetry on device-health of PCs. The Operations Management Suite will be integrated directly with the dashboard for a more secure way to analyze those insights.

Microsoft released a new web-based privacy dashboard, which lets you control and see Microsoft's activity such as location, search and browsing. When Creators launches you'll also be able to opt into one of two levels of data collection: Basic or Full. At Basic, Microsoft will not collect data about installed apps, error reports or whether Windows is running right
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Fix for Windows 10 trying to run a virtual machine (VM) in VMware Workstation

If you enabled Hyper-V in Windows 10, you will recieve the following pop up error message..when trying to run a virtual machine (VM) in VMware Workstation..



To resolve this and run a VM in VMware Workstation..Let's do the following


   Open an elevated command prompt.

Enter bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off into the command prompt, and press Enter.

When you see (The operation completed successfully) Restart you computer



If you want to change the settings back defaulting to Hyper-V perform the following
Open an elevated command prompt.
Enter bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto into the command prompt, and press Enter.
Restart the computer to apply.


Download windows 10 language packs

  1. Select the Start Windows logo Start button button, then Settings Gear-shaped Settings icon > Time & language > Region & language.
  2. Select Add a language.
  3. Select the language you want to use from the list, then choose which region's version you want to use. Your download will begin immediately.


  1. For Windows 10 32bit

  2. http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_a27697f6b0dc6bf14c45291859f3f1dc515c55b5.cab
  3. ca-ES: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_3f5f5b0376789d0277c8bf6bf56935bbcad32a75.cab
  4. cs-CZ: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_7be7bf125dea62795d06a2da5e251de7d04c93be.cab
  5. da-DK: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_3df3c395406780fb0d83f0bc3827dcfe88406689.cab
  6. de-DE: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_533195558b1b9a79e2d3fc51660723d968dd8900.cab
  7. en-GB: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_77c67c6b851a211db05b90b58bb3ac668fbc720d.cab
  8. en-US: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_60f2a459d33cb57d8078796b11516b79178487ee.cab
  9. es-ES: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_97549682491998f95f714141510e9aaa9bcc1175.cab
  10. es-MX: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_c56a4ecdeb251a4439cda29a627a051edb4b5030.cab
  11. eu-ES: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_172c9e4f5ae4cd3ed366a54265824a18512cdaf5.cab
  12. fi-FI: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_659e9a074b7768f5b625a9f2a17ecd40a66cb4f5.cab
  13. fr-CA: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_9a5678399de3c9e5ac8cf13ae6763c2ae6c69b4f.cab
  14. fr-FR: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_3fbc482f50db3950a5fccc3006f30b738b9685c4.cab
  15. gl-ES: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_b7b4aff940948e60ce071f751a265ba94f97ddcc.cab
  16. hi-IN: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_c68446afcdbae7a73740283c70329d92b50819ea.cab
  17. id-ID: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_1a9bb4cd7464a90ce67df67a8b0809333a02c384.cab
  18. it-IT: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_e151a0b16d7768c7e06fed155d9e9aa3bda2b1c6.cab
  19. ja-JP: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_e3c4bfb170780d3c63bd78f00c8d11bbd032b50b.cab
  20. ko-KR: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_0189622a87458cfb746298d2050c2eba06289e07.cab
  21. nb-NO: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_ed14878bf87c3ed85e3e63a25afd2ee087e64920.cab
  22. nl-NL: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_ceefa5a6d44ee397c4cb11cc0d3037fb769c7b7e.cab
  23. pl-PL: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_92c803e27855b8271c5bb598593bfe6fd36332ae.cab
  24. pt-BR: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_37374fc6dc21c5870015c4267581280f1c329b75.cab
  25. ru-RU: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_3e48575719ea6974770a714cb2c8d6738e69eca7.cab
  26. sv-SE: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_f148ea8a3a6c31e9349ee7eb1230494e3ae38763.cab
  27. th-TH: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_89c00b687759e530297a65a14cfd099becb24da8.cab
  28. tr-TR: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_b4174c4bf1991d389c7f075669c7776b4626652c.cab
  29. vi-VN: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_ac0839e65d0a1b13b9ee9b3624d316b9232e8fe0.cab
  30. zh-CN: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_94e1ab99c4c6b78227ae213ecf6ac9fec2becdab.cab
  31. zh-TW: http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2017/02/lp_3aed7ebac4e5846958e4831212b1b655036bc641.cab



Are you getting inbound calls from a strange numbesr?

Why am I getting calls from these strange numbers?


If your getting inbound calls from a strange number that doesn’t look like a real phone number,
check to see if it’s one of the numbers below.


Sometimes, the originating carrier for a call will pass through one of the following words. Your. carrier then converts this word to digits and uses those digits as the ‘From’ parameter.

RESTRICTED => 737 874-2833
BLOCKED => 256-2533
UNKNOWN => 865-6696
ANONYMOUS => 266696687
UNAVAILABLE => 86282452253
[EMPTY] =>

These statuses are more common when the caller is calling from a VoIP service.