Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (August, 2017)

Hi there! Stanislav Belov here to introduce you to the new Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News series! Starting with this issue we are going to publish some interesting news, announcements, links, tips and tricks from Windows, Azure, and Security worlds on a monthly basis. Enjoy! Microsoft Azure How Azure Security Center helps protect your servers… Read more

Viewing Memory in PowerShell

Hello there, this is Benjamin Morgan, and I’m a Premier Field Engineer covering Active Directory and Platforms related topics.  This is my first blog post, and I hope you are all as excited about this as I am! Today I want to talk with you about a couple of quick ways for querying system memory (and provide… Read more

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

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

PFE Days: Microsoft Irvine office: Thursday, March 24th, 2016: Vital Signs Express featuring the CLUE

Hi all,  If you guys are in the Irvine, Orange County area, stop by for 2-3 hours of automating the Windows client and server performance troubleshooting using CLUE. • Have you been manually setting up Perfmon/PAL and Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT a.k.a. WPA/Xperf) to troubleshoot performance issues? • Have you been automating data analysis using… Read more

PSA: Great Series on Windows Performance

  This is David Gregory and I wanted to share with you guys a great series on Windows Performance by Mark Renoden, Roger Southgate and Scott Duffey, some PFE’s from Australia. They did a good job of tying all the posts together so you can just read one after another:   http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrenoden/archive/2015/07/15/windows-enterprise-client-boot-and-logon-optimization-part-1-introduction.aspx   Enjoy! G’day,… Read more

How to find expensive, inefficient and long running LDAP queries in Active Directory

Hey y’all, Mark back again. I’d like to say in my best TV show announcer voice, we have a real treat for you today. Have you ever wondered what clients were sending expensive or inefficient LDAP queries to your domain controllers? Are long running LDAP queries possibly leading to poor server application performance or even… 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

Troubleshooting Adventure: A Real Life Memory Pool Leak

Hi this is Jerry Devore with my first blog contribution. I am dedicated Premier Field Engineer specializing in Active Directory for a couple enterprise customers in the mid-west. Dedicated PFEs are generally embedded with Premier customer’s architects and operational staff with the primary objective of understanding their environment so we can provide proactive guidance around… Read more

Using PowerShell To Gather Performance Data

Those that have read some of my prior posts on Windows Server 2012 would note that I like to write about new features and capabilities.  Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 both provide PowerShell cmdlets allowing you the ability to gather and output performance data.  The geek in me is all over this with ideas,… Read more