How big should my OS drive be?

My name is Michael Champion and I've been working in support for more than 12 years here at Microsoft. I have been asked by many customers "What is the recommended size for the OS partition for Windows Server?". There are minimum recommendations…(read more)


Deciphering Storport Traces 101

Welcome back to the CORE Team Blog — Paul Reynolds here. In previous blogs, I wrote about how to capture Storport traces in Windows 8 and Windows 2012. Please see: Tracing with Storport in Windows 2012 and Windows 8 with KB2819476 hotfix …(read more)


Top Support Solutions for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

These are the top Microsoft Support solutions for the most common issues experienced when using Windows Server 2008 (updated quarterly). 1. Solutions related to Bugchecks, Stop errors, and unexpected restarts: Windows Memory Dump Collector Bug Check Code Reference (Windows Debuggers) How to generate a kernel or a complete memory dump file in Windows Server 2008…


Top Support Solutions for Windows Server 2008

These are the top Microsoft Support solutions for the most common issues experienced when using Windows Server 2008 (updated quarterly). 1. Solutions related to Active Directory replication: Replication error 8453 Replication access was denied Replication error -2146893022 The target principal name is incorrect Replication error 1753 There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper…


RAP as a Service (RaaS) from Microsoft Services Premier Support

In this post, I’m excited to discuss a new Premier Support offering called Risk Assessment Program (RAP) as a Service (or RaaS for short) . For those that are not familiar with RAP, it is a Microsoft Services Premier Support offering that helps…(read more)

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