Why Are We Deprecating Network Performance Features (KB4014193)?

Hello, Michael C. Bazarewsky here again, with another short clarification post. In February, we published Features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Creators Update (KB 4014193). Someone I follow on Twitter noticed this part: The X’s here indicate those features are deprecated. This occasionally comes up still on Twitter, with at least one… Read more

Basic Network Capture Methods

Hi everyone. This is Michael Rendino, a Premier Field Engineer from Charlotte, NC and former member of the CTS networking support team. With my networking background, I have spent years reviewing network captures. One thing I always run into with my customers is that they often don’t know the best or easiest solution to get… 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

Creating a Site to Site VPN Connection in ARM through the new Azure Portal

In the ever changing and improving world of Microsoft Azure, there has officially been a shift to the new Azure portal as the primary tool for interacting with Azure. On December 2, 2015 an official announcement was made that the portal located at portal.azure.comwas officially taken out of “preview” and made generally available (or “GA”)…. Read more

Does your win 8.1 /2012 R2/win10 logon hang after a password change?

********** UPDATE ********** This is now fixed in the following updates: For Windows 8.1, 2012 R2, 2012 install:  KB3132080 Logon freezes after you reset your password in Windows 8.1, or Stop error 0x1000007e in Windows Server 2012 R2:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3132080/EN-US For Windows 10 TH2 build 1511 install:  KB3135173 Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1511: February… Read more

Finding Pesky Stale DNS SRV Records

  Good day to you all – Dougga here with a simple post today using tools you know.   Stale DNS SRV records are common due to no scavenging on DNS zones and each zone has to be setup correctly to have this happen. So, I have often found the "contoso.com" setup correctly, but the… Read more

Leveraging Windows Native Functionality to Capture Network Traces Remotely

  Happy Monday everybody! Victor Zapata here again to share some network tracing and PowerShell love. Like many of you, I’m frequently called on to troubleshoot issues that involve network connectivity of some sort. These issues can range from poor network performance to complete network failure… and almost always require collecting network traces on two… Read more

Connect to a Home Network from Anywhere via Azure, Point to Site and Site to Site VPNs

Hi all, this is JJ Streicher-Bremer, Platforms PFE. A long time reader, first time poster. I was recently onsite with a customer and using their guest wireless network. I wanted to connect into my lab network at home for a demo and like many of you, I have enabled port forwarding on my Internet router… Read more

Connect to a Home Network from Anywhere via Azure, Point to Site and Site to Site VPNs

Hi all, this is JJ Streicher-Bremer, Platforms PFE. A long time reader, first time poster. I was recently onsite with a customer and using their guest wireless network. I wanted to connect into my lab network at home for a demo and like many of you, I have enabled port forwarding on my Internet router… Read more

Mailbag: New Year New Questions (Issue #5)

Hey y'all, Mark and Tom and some new members to AskPFEPlat to tackle your questions in the new year. Hope everyone was able to take some time off and re-charge. How are those new year's resolutions going? Be healthier? Read more? Learn a new technology? Get certified? More on that later. By this point in… Read more