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

Announcement……MDOP 2013 R2 Released!

In a previous post, we mentioned how to create recovery images using DaRT 8.0 SP1. However, that version didn’t support creating recovery images for Windows 8.1. This week we released MDOP 2013 R2 which includes DaRT 8.1 that adds this functionality and more! MSDN and TechNet subscribers can download MDOP 2013 R2 from MSDN or… Read more

Creating the Ultimate Recovery Image using the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolkit (DaRT)

As a field engineer, I am always eager to learn about cool tools and diagnostics. Part of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2013(MDOP), includes the Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolkit 8.0 SP1, codenamed DaRT. MDOP is a suite of technologies available as a subscription for Software Assurance customers. MDOP is also available for test and evaluation… 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