“Unknown Publisher”??? Part Two

Hello AskPerf readers, it’s Don Geddes again and I’m back with that post that I promised you about that pesky dialog box that we all know so well. In this post, I’m going to walk through some common client/server scenarios and explain the technical details of what generates the “Unknown Publisher” dialog as well as… Read more

Two Minute Drill: Five Things to think about regarding Anti-Virus software

Hello AskPerf readers!  My name is Leena Nair, and I am a Support Engineer on the Performance team.  Over the last couple of months, I’ve had some very interesting discussions with customers regarding anti-virus software selection, and I thought it might be interesting to share some pieces of those discussions with you.  Almost anyone that… Read more

Troubleshooting a DLL Redirection and SideBySide Assemblies issue

Hey folks, it’s Sakthi Ganesh again.  Today we’re going to talk a little bit about an interesting issue I recently worked on with one of our customers related to MMC Launch failures.  The problem itself had little to do with the MMC’s themselves and more to do with SideBySide Assemblies.  Before we dig into the… Read more

Catching up with our fellow MS Bloggers

It occurred to me that with so many technical blogs out there, that it might be useful to bring you some posts from our fellow bloggers here at Microsoft that have been published recently … If you haven’t been keeping up with our colleagues over at the Terminal Services blog, then you may have missed… Read more

Why PrintMig 3.1 is Retired

Hey folks, it’s Yong Rhee once more.  Today’s post is a short, but an important one for Print Server administrators.  If you’ve ever administered a Print Server, the chances are that you’ve probably had to perform a print server migration as well.  Whether that migration is to a Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008… Read more

A New Look & Feel

As you can see, we revamped the look and feel of our blog last night.  As a result, the page load times should be improved.  In addition the new look presents a cleaner, more appealing appearance.  We hope you like the new layout.  As always, please send us your feedback. Thanks! – CC Hameed… Read more

Help! I’m stuck at “Applying Computer Settings” …

Perhaps one of the most frustrating issues to troubleshoot is a system that sits at the “Applying Computer Settings …” screen for what seems like forever before (eventually) getting to the point that you can log in.  Interestingly, although several of these cases are routed to the Performance team as a perceived system hang, the… Read more

Task Scheduler Changes in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 – Part Two

Hey there!  Blake here with my long overdue post (I know, I’m sorry!) on the new Task Scheduler for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  In Part One, we discussed the new User Interface, Triggers and Task Conditions.  Today we’re going to discuss Flexible Actions and Triggers, Security and Reliability.  So, let’s get started …… Read more

Microsoft Virtualization Readiness Launch

Get hands-on with virtualization – FREE! Attend the event that lets you touch, talk about, and experience Microsoft virtualization solutions.  Hear from Microsoft virtualization experts on how Microsoft uses virtualization in its own data centers.  Dive into robust hands-on labs and gain a technical understanding of the Microsoft virtualization strategy.  Then, take home a valuable… Read more

Windows Printing and Network Load Balancing

Hello, my name is Yong Rhee and I’m a Support Escalation Engineer on the Windows Server Core-Performance team.  Every now and then, we work with a customer whose administrator is trying to deploy a printing solution on Windows Server 2003 (or Windows Server 2008) and they want to spread the load using Network Load Balancing. … Read more