The one I’m proud of

I did a few talks at TechEd (and TechReady for that matter) this year.  And this is the one I was happiest with.  I hope you enjoy/enjoyed it.   Jeff    


VDI post

The dude did a recording on VDI for RunAsRadio with Richard Campbell.  Link below.


Deconstructing the PFE VDI Optimization Script

Here we deconstruct the post that is located here:   We welcome industry feedback and comments!  Hope this helps you.   Jeff     ‘ First things first – enable RDP Connections!!! RunWait "WMIC rdtoggle where AllowTSConnections=0 call SetAllowTSConnections 1,1" RunWait "netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=" & Chr(34) & "remote desktop" & Chr(34)…


The Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE) view on Virtual Desktop (VDI) Density

For some, VDI is about density. How many guests can we stuff into a host with performance and user experience still at acceptable levels? This script is the clarion call for those, a herald in dark times of performance degradation. It is, the script a couple PFEs wrote… It makes an image lean but supportable….


What does a good boot look like (aka, what should I be happy with)?

It’s a question I wasn’t prepared for in class last week, but one that made sense really.  For the IT Pro that doesn’t eat breath and sleep this stuff, what does a good or ‘fair’ trace look like? Something like this: What we are looking at here is a boot up that finishes before 45…


There and back again…a tale of XP performance tracing…

So back in the day, when Plug and Play was sort of a new concept and auto-negotiating network settings didn’t actually work properly, XP was launched.  It was a fine operating system for its time, and there was much rejoicing…. Now, in the modern era of NOWNOWNOW, venerable XP shows some issues here and there…


How to collect a trace for audio or video problems in Windows 7

Assume the following:  You have a Windows 7 host that you want to collect a trace from.  The user complains of audio issues, stuttering, latency, etc…or video frame rate is low.  Something annoying. Like my previous post, lets cover a few basic rules here as we get started: 1.  If host = Windows 7 AND…


How to collect a good boot trace on Windows 7

Assume the following:  You have a Windows 7 host that you want to collect a trace from.  A good trace.  One that you know other people will be able to decipher as well as yourself.  Maybe I’ve asked you to collect a boot trace so I can look at it and pointed you to this…


Welcome to the Windows Assessment Server from the Windows 8 ADK. Part 1 of X

Fa-La…It’s the magical mystery tour…..   Well, not really, but it is the Windows Assessment Server brought to us by the Windows 8 ADK!   Lets fire this bad boy up and play around with it. Step 0.  Prepare your environment. You need DHCP and DNS and a Server running 2008 R2 SP1 or Windows…


Windows 8 ADK solves GPO Logon Delay questions, film at 11….

Symptoms:  Logons take forever and you’ve collected an xbootmgr/WPR/xperf123/xperfui trace.  What GPO can it be?  Easy!   Open Windows Performance Analyzer from the Windows 8 ADK: Open Said Offending Trace:   Expand…System Activity and then find the Generic Events, click and drag the windows so its under “Analysis” tab… AR me eyes!  Relax, its ok,…