Where has all my Physical RAM gone?

Hello AskPerf! Ranajoy here from the Windows Performance Team. One of our highest call generators here in support surrounds low Available Memory shown in Windows Task Manager. Today we are going to take a brief look at this value and where this “Missing Memory” may be hiding. Picture the following: Windows 2008 R2 Server with… Read more

Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012: Let the fun begin!

Over the past 2 weeks, we’ve touched on a number of different features of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. We hope you have enjoyed reading our Launch Series as blogs much as we have enjoyed writing them for you. Don’t fret – we’ll have plenty more to write about regarding both operating systems in… Read more

Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012: A brief look at the new Server Manager

Well, we are about finished.  Only one post left after this one.  Today marks the 15th post in our Launch Series and I know you’ll enjoy reading this one.  With that said, let’s dive right in! If you have installed Windows Server 2012, I’m sure you have noticed that Server Manager looks a lot different. … Read more

Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012: Windows PowerShell Web Access

Day 14 is upon us!  In today’s post, we are going to take a look at the new feature in Windows Server 2012 called PowerShell Web Access. What is PowerShell Web Access?  Glad you asked! Windows PowerShell Web Access is a new feature in Windows Server 2012 that acts as a Windows PowerShell gateway, providing… Read more

Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012: What’s new with Printing in Windows 8?

Hello AskPerf!  Welcome to day 12 of our Launch Series.  Today we are going to take a look at what’s new in Printing with Windows 8! With Windows 8, we have redesigned the printer driver model; it has remained relatively unchanged since the introduction of Version 3 or V3 drivers in Windows 2000.  The v3… Read more

Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012: Session based Desktop Deployment

It’s day 11 of our Launch Series, and day 4 of our RDS series.  The past few posts, have covered the numerous User Interface changes and enhancements that have been made within Windows Server 2012 with regards to Remote Desktop Services (RDS).  Today we are going to do a walkthrough of creating a Session Based… Read more

Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012: VDI Personal Desktop Collections

Welcome to day 11 of our Launch Series, and part 3 of our RDS series.  The past few posts have covered the numerous User Interface changes and enhancements that have been made within Windows Server 2012 with regards to Remote Desktop Services (RDS).  Today we are going to look at creating Personal Desktop Collections with… Read more

Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012: Pooled Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Welcome back!  It’s Day 10, and part 2 of our posts on RDS.  Today we are going to discuss Virtual Machine-based desktop deployment, focusing on creating a pooled collection.  There are two primary types of RDS deployments in Windows Server 2012: Virtual machine-based desktop deployment (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Session-based desktop deployment (Classic Remote Desktop… Read more

Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012: Remote Desktop Management Server

Welcome to Day 9 of our launch series, and the first of 4 covering RDS.  In todays post, we are going to cover the “Remote Desktop Management Server” (RDMS) interface for creating and managing a Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop environment. What is RDMS? In Windows Server 2008 R2, admins have had to use at… Read more