What to do if your Windows 8 Modern App fails to start

Good morning AskPerf!  David Alessi here from the Windows 8 client team.  One of the biggest support issues we’ve seen is with Windows 8 Store (formerly Metro/Modern) Apps failing to start.  This post is going to cover some of the most common issues that users run into, and how to troubleshoot them. When troubleshooting Windows… Read more

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: 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: Remote Desktop IP Virtualization

Happy Sunday everyone!  It’s Day Eighteen of our Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Launch Series – only four more days to go till the big day!  Today we’re wrapping up our look at some of the new Remote Desktop Services features with a quick overview of Remote Desktop IP Virtualization (RD IP Virtualization). … Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop Services Virtualization (RDS-V)

Good Morning AskPerf Nation!  Our Launch Series is at Day Seventeen.  There are only five more days to go!  Today we’re continuing on with Remote Desktop Services, with a look at Remote Desktop Services Virtualization (or RDS-V, for short).  You may also hear RDS-V referred to as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).  RDS-V provides remote desktop… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop Connection Broker (Part Two)

Welcome back – Happy Friday!  Day Sixteen of our Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Launch Series is upon us. There are only six more days to go and excitement is growing!  Following on from yesterday’s post, today we’re going to take a look at the specifics of Connection Broker for Windows Server 2008… Read more

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop Connection Broker (Part One)

Good Morning AskPerf!  Welcome to Day Fifteen of our Launch Series.  There is only one more week to go!  If you remember Windows Server 2003 R2 then you probably also remember that Terminal Services (as it was called then) didn’t change much from Windows Server 2003.  The same cannot be said for Remote Desktop Services… Read more