Becoming an WPA Xpert Part 12: Timing User Login Credentials (Sometimes it IS the user)

Hi everyone here is Randy Reyes with a much needed updated to our slow boot slow login (sbsl) series. It’s been a while since our last entry and I ran into an interesting customer question. Customer: Can we see how long takes an employee to type their user name and password? Randy: Thanks to WPT… Read more

Becoming an WPA Xpert Part 11: Troubleshooting Long Group Policy Processing

Hey Folks, Though I’ve blogged before here I have been a bit rude and never properly introduced myself. Hi, I am James Klepikow, a Senior Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft. Nice to meet all of you. One of the many issues we troubleshoot as Field Engineers is slow boot up time. As you can see… Read more

Becoming an WPA Xpert Part 10: WPR and the Command Line

Hey y’all, Mark back with another update in our now long running series, Becoming an Xperf Xpert. First some housekeeping. This series is going through a name change. As we wrote in Part 6 that Xperf is dead, long live Xperf! It was time to start using Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA). All posts since then… Read more

Another Troubleshooting Adventure: More Real Life Memory Pool Leaks

Hello all, Jesse Esquivel here again with another post I hope you find useful. This post is a great complement to Jerry Devore's post on diagnosing a leak in non paged pool using event viewer, poolmon, and perfmon! Today I’m going to talk about analysis of a leak in paged pool kernel memory and the… Read more

The Most Popular Posts of 2013 and Belated Birthday

Hey y’all, Mark back again for another year end recap. It has been an eventful year. We’ve added more bloggers to our team which is great, really increased our readership(it seems like you guys like us!) and have made it a full 2 years in existence on the interwebs (beating the odds every day). Not… Read more

Troubleshooting Windows Performance Issues Using the Windows Performance Recorder

One of the great things about the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit is the Windows Performance Toolkit. The toolkit, itself, has a subset of tools that produce in-depth performance profiles of Windows operating systems and applications. If you are familiar with the older versions of the Windows Performance Toolkit obtained from the Windows 7 SDK, you know… Read more