Introducing Windows Server 2012 Free e-book available

I highly recommend giving this a read so you are ready for Windows Server 2012.  The dude had a hand in proofing the book and even has a sidebar on page 25 on performance monitoring.  Give it a read, rumor has it there may be some floating around at TechEd Orlando and Amsterdam as well……

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A visit to the SPA

Server Performance Advisor 3.0.  We love it, we hate it, we didn’t want to watch the video on Channel9…. So the Dude was kind enough to blog about it.  This is a tool, that is still sort of new, but can provide some valuable information into what is going on inside a a host that…

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The Dude’s Greatest Hits

As requested by several customers, I’m putting up a list of tools I find useful in troubleshooting, etc… First up…. Data Gathering I use the following tools to gather data from systems.  Each has its own place, much like a mechanic has many tools, so does the average engineer… PFE MPS Reports.  I use these…

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SPA, not your typical freeware

In the Vital Signs workshop, we touch upon the tool SPA (Server Performance Advisor).  This unsung hero of performance evaluation deserves some love, which is why I’m writing about it over 5 years after its last update was published and made available on the downloads site, here:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=61a41d78-e4aa-47b9-901b-cf85da075a73&displaylang=en So, Clint Huffman, creator of PAL, wrote…

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