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

Good Morning AskPerf!  Today we’re going to wrap up our series on Task Scheduler Changes in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  If you haven’t read my previous posts on Task Scheduler, I highly recommend reading those first.  The two posts are: Task Scheduler Changes in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 – Part One… Read more

The Case of the Mysteriously Large Spooler.xml File

Hi AskPerf readers, Don Geddes here again.  Today we’re going to look at Windows Error Reporting logging in Windows Server 2008 and how it can affect the Printing subsystem.  There was a KB article written a while back that discussed the Windows Error Reporting service logging and how it was changed with Windows Server 2003… Read more

First Look: Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Hello AskPerf readers!  Today’s post is being published a little later than usual. Today we are launching the Customer Preview Program (CPP) for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, and we wanted to give a first look.  Windows Vista SP2 is a service pack in the traditional sense with all of… 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

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

“Unknown Publisher”? Where did this dialog box come from?

Hello AskPerf readers!  My name is Don Geddes, and I am a Support Escalation Engineer on the Performance team.  Over the last couple of months, we’ve been getting quite a few calls on a new popup dialog box that occurs when connecting to a web site that hosts Terminal Services connections or Terminal Server RemoteApps. … Read more

Installing Windows Vista Print Drivers on Windows Server 2003

Good Morning AskPerf!  My name is John Dickson, and I am a Support Escalation Engineer on the Performance team in Texas.  Today we are going to discuss a scenario that is a common one as companies continue to deploy Windows Vista in their environment.  How do I deploy print drivers for Windows Vista onto a… Read more

Forcing the Remote Desktop option in TS Web Access to use TS Gateway

Hi, my name is Mark Ghazai and I am a Support Escalation Engineer on the Performance team.  Today, we’re going to discuss how to modify the Remote Desktop option on the Windows Server 2008 TS Web Access page.  This has been a fairly common question over the last few months.  In particular, many of our… Read more

WMI Troubleshooting: The Repository on Vista / Server 2008

Last year we did a quick series on WMI troubleshooting.  Something that we didn’t cover is a quick method to verify the consistency of the repository.  Many of you have probably done a rebuild of the repository on Windows Server 2003 or an earlier operating system by renaming the repository and  allowing WINMGMT to rebuild… Read more