Office 365 and Office non-365 troubleshooters

I admit it, I got lost trying to format the reddit post (some comments nsfw) correctly with all the community additions. So I made a better formatted list here because I know how. (Not that I don’t want to learn, but today was a busy day, still is sadly). From Reddit, as I started my journey on…


Xperf for the layman, performance analysis unchained, Windows Assessment Toolkit revealed.

If you have been following along in performance land the last year or three, you’d hear about xperf and the WPT (Windows Performance Toolkit).  Mayhap you’ve had some time to practice and you know what you are doing.  Cool.  This tool might still interest you. If you, on the other hand, haven’t heard of these,…


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…

4 spot

Look for the Dudes’ interview with Richard Campbell on RunAsRadio, where I get into a discussion on Slow Boot/Slow Logon scenarios, tools to use and common culprits.  The spot appears on May the 18th! Links discussed on the interview are: Thanks! Jeff Stokes


How to troubleshoot application hangs with DebugDiag 1.2

Or, DebugDiag from the client perspective… 1.  Install DebugDiag 1.2 ( (Basically, I’m going to expound upon the following (somewhat obscure) instructions:) “Create a manual memory dump series during the slow or hang state by right-clicking the process name in the processes view and choosing the “Create Dump Series” option.” 2.  Run the application (in…