What in the World Happened to my DNAME Resolution!!??

Hello world; Brandon Wilson here, with a special thanks to Tony Gaston in our support wing, here to talk to you briefly about changes in DNAME resolution for Windows Server 2012 R2 that were introduced in KB3133954. More specifically, if you look at the “Known issue” section of KB3133954, you will find that it states:… Read more

Announcing Extended Support for WSUS 3.0 SP2

Hi everyone! Brandon Wilson here just passing along a friendly note that consumers of WSUS will probably be jumping for joy to hear. Nathan Mercer and Michael Niehaus have published some useful news in this blog post (contents can also be read below). So, without further delay….here it is in Nathan and Michael’s words: —–… Read more

AskPFEPlat Ask Me Anything-September 2016

UPDATE (9/26/2016 @ 10:45a ET): Thank you all for your participation in this AskPFEPlat Ask Me Anything Q&A blog session! We are ending active questioning at this time. Rest assured, if you have asked us questions and have not yet gotten a response, we are still working on it. Additionally, we would like to request feedback on… Read more

Using PowerShell for Message Analyzer Text Log Parsers

Using PowerShell for Message Analyzer Text Log Parsers Hi Everyone, Brandon Wilson here with you again to discuss how to use PowerShell to generate parsed data output for log files for Message Analyzer (otherwise known as .matp files). Today we will focus on the text log parsers available as of Message Analyzer 1.3.1, so depending… Read more

Diving into the Netlogon Parser (v3.5) for Message Analyzer

Brandon Wilson here again talking to you about the next generation of the Netlogon parser for Message Analyzer, which is available with the installation of Message Analyzer 1.3.1. Some of this is going to sound familiar if you read my blog on the v1.1.4 parser…you’ll also notice the format of this blog is pretty much… Read more

Troubleshooting Basics for the Netlogon Parser (v1.0.1) for Message Analyzer

Hi all, Brandon Wilson here again to talk to you a bit more in depth about the Netlogon parser for Message Analyzer. Last time, I gave you a basic introduction on the anatomy of the parser, how to open log files, and the basics on navigation with the parser and what can be seen. In… Read more

Introducing the Netlogon Parser (v1.0.1) for Message Analyzer 1.1

Hi all! Brandon Wilson here again, and this time I will be giving you an introduction for the new Netlogon parser for Message Analyzer. Do you have authentication issues? Are you unable to contact the domain? Wondering what’s going on and tired of pulling your hair out? Then the Netlogon parser may be able to… Read more

Quick Reference: Troubleshooting, Diagnosing, and Tuning MaxConcurrentApi Issues

Hi this is Brandon Wilson again. In my newest “Quick Reference” (get the joke?), we will be narrowing the scope for troubleshooting and tuning MaxConcurrentApi issues. There is a lot of information out there on the net on this topic, but I thought it would make everyone’s life easier if I got the bulk of… Read more

Quick Reference: Troubleshooting Netlogon Error Codes

Hi this is Brandon Wilson and today I will be providing you with a quick reference for troubleshooting Netlogon error codes. I say “quick reference” very loosely here, because this is one of those sticky subjects that can easily expand into many more areas and become a very long discussion. So, I’m going to do… Read more