Suggested hotfixes for WMI related issues on Windows platforms *Updated August 9th, 2013*

Hi all,Some of the most difficult issues we face here on the Performance Team are WMI related issues. WMI is very pervasive, and when it breaks, you can experience a myriad of symptoms that are often very difficult to troubleshoot and fix. Here are a few examples of the symptoms that can occur, and that… Read more

Remote Desktop Services: Announcements

Good morning all – today’s post is a very brief one regarding new announcements concerning Remote Desktop Services.  The original announcements were made on the Remote Desktop ServicesTeam blog. RDS CAL Single Pack now available in Retail channel – Remote Desktop Client Access Licenses (CAL’s) were previously only sold in packs of 5 and 20. … Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: The Big Day is HERE!

That’s right folks!  It’s October 22nd – the big day is finally here!  Over the last twenty-one days, we’ve touched on a number of different features of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  We hope you’ve enjoyed our Launch Series.  Don’t fret – we have plenty more to write about regarding both operating systems…. Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Problem Steps Recorder

Hi all, and welcome to Day 21 in our Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Launch Series.  Tomorrow is the big day!  To wrap up our Launch Series, I want to talk today about a really cool tool included in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 called Problem Steps Recorder.  I am sure… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Federated Search

Hello AskPerf Readers!  Day Twenty … only a couple more days to go!  The excitement is building.  Today we are going to take a very quick look at the new and powerful addition of Federated Search in Windows 7.  Federated Search expands the ability of search beyond the users PC and is all about simple… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: AppLocker

Happy Monday everyone.  It’s Day Nineteen of our Launch Series, which means that there are only three more days until Windows 7 appears on store shelves!  Today, we’re going to provide a really quick overview of AppLocker, which is a new feature in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  AppLocker replaces the Software Restriction… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: RemoteApp and Desktop Connection

Welcome back to our Launch Series.  It’s Day Fourteen which means that there’s just over a week to go!  Today we’re continuing on with our look at various Remote Desktop Services components.  Our subject: RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.  In Windows Server 2008, RemoteApp was introduced to deploy RDS applications to users, and to seamlessly integrate… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop Services Architecture

Welcome back to our Launch Series.  Today is Day Thirteen – only a few more days to go!  Today we’re continuing on with Remote Desktop Services with a look at the architecture.  Here we go: There have been some design changes in RDS (remote desktop services) and in RDC (remote desktop client).  Let’s start by… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: What’s New in Remote Desktop Services

Good Morning!  Welcome to Day Twelve of our Launch Series.  Today, we’re going to start looking at What’s New in Terminal Services … Remote Desktop Services.  So clearly that would be the first change to be aware of, namely that the Terminal Services server role has been renamed to Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Distributed Scan Management

Happy Sunday, everyone!  Welcome to Day Eleven of our Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 Launch Series.  Today, we’re going to wrap up our look at Printing and Document Services with an overview of Distributed Scan Management (DSM).  As more scanner devices become network enabled, and automated document workflow processes become more common, administrators… Read more