AskPerf Blog transition…

Hello AskPerf! Wanted to send you a very long overdue note on the current status of the AskPerf Blog site. We are in a transition period on ownership of this blog site going forward. I personally have moved on to another team, and the remaining Performance folks have as well. With that said, a decision… Read more

Office Applications only print 1-2 pages

Hello AskPerf!  My name is Susan, and today we are going to discuss an issue where printing through Office applications only produce 1-2 pages out of a multi-page document. For example, you have Windows 2003/2008 Print Server with (e.g. Lexmark Universal v2 PS3 (2.2.5.71)) and Windows 8.1 clients attempt to print from Office applications; only… Read more

Windows 10 (RTM) RSAT tools now available…

Hey Folks, quick post to let you know that the Windows 10 Remote Server Administration Tools are now available. Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 Details Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers, and command-line tools for managing roles and… Read more

Windows 10 is coming!

Hello folks, as I’m sure you already know, Windows 10 will be available tomorrow, July 29th.  With that said, we will be blogging some of the new features that our team will be supporting in this new OS. We will also blog about features that some of other teams support.  Namely, how to manage Windows… Read more

Walkthrough on Session hint / TSVUrl on Windows Server 2012

Hello Askperf, my name is Naresh and today we are going to discuss how we can connect to a Windows 2012 Remote desktop collection from thin clients or other clients that are not session hints aware. You might be thinking what are “Session hints”, so let us right away dig into the need for session… Read more

Task Scheduler "A task or folder with this name already exists"

Hello AskPerf! Blake here with a quick blog to discuss an issue I’ve seen more frequently over the past few months. Here is the Scenario: When you try and create a new Scheduled Task via the command line (schtasks.exe), the following error appears: "WARNING: The task name "PERFTEST" already exists. Do you want to replace… Read more

WMIDiag 2.2 is here!

Hello AskPerf blog readers! Jeff here from the Windows Performance Team once again. I am happy to announce that the new version of WMIDIAG is finally here. It’s now compatible for Windows 8/8.1 as well as Sever 2012/2012R2. Some of you may have been aware that the previous version used to also show a lot… Read more

Multiple per device RDS CALS are issued the same device issue…

Hello AskPerf! Ishu Sharma here again from Microsoft Performance team.  Today I will be discussing an issue where multiple per device Remote Desktop Services CALS are issued to the same device. Before we dive into this topic, I would like to recall the below facts about RDS Per Device Licensing. If an unlicensed client connects… Read more