Troubleshooting Pool Leaks Part 6 – Driver Verifier

In part 5 we used poolhittag to get call stacks of pool being allocated and freed.  This information is often essential to identifying the cause of a memory leak; however it is not always feasible to configure a live kernel debug to obtain this information.  Fortunately there are alternative methods to get such call stacks….


….And knowing is half the battle!

Jonathan here. Chuck Timon over on the AskCore blog has a new post that you folks testing with Windows Server 2012 should know about. If you’re playing around with Hyper-V, do yourself a favor and have a read before you call Support. Logon Failures Involving Virtual Machines in Windows Server 2012 Jonathan “Snake Eyes” Stephens


Logon Failures Involving Virtual Machines in Windows Server 2012

Welcome back to the CORE Team blog. The General Availability date for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 has come and gone, and we here on the CORE Team expect more of you will be diving in and taking part in all of the excitement around these new products. To make sure you have a…


Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 – Part 4

Known issues during an upgrade   Hi everyone, Today I want to bring up some known issues in Hyper-V, iSCSI targets, and moving between Full Server, Server Core, and Minimal Server interface. We already have KBs out there to assist you in case you run into any of these issues. I have added links to…


Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 – Part 3

Known Issues during an upgrade Issue 1: Compatibility Report shows errors that certain roles are installed even when they are not During the Windows upgrade, the Upgrade Compatibility wizard runs a through test of the machine and reports any known compatibility issues. Sometime, the report may show you a particular role installed when it is…


Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012: Pooled Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Welcome back!  It’s Day 10, and part 2 of our posts on RDS.  Today we are going to discuss Virtual Machine-based desktop deployment, focusing on creating a pooled collection.  There are two primary types of RDS deployments in Windows Server 2012: Virtual machine-based desktop deployment (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Session-based desktop deployment (Classic Remote Desktop…


Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012: Remote Desktop Management Server

Welcome to Day 9 of our launch series, and the first of 4 covering RDS.  In todays post, we are going to cover the “Remote Desktop Management Server” (RDMS) interface for creating and managing a Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop environment. What is RDMS? In Windows Server 2008 R2, admins have had to use at…


Breaking down the "Cl" in !irp

Hey there NTDEBUGGERS my name is Randy Monteleone and today we are going to talk about IRPs. In the past we have talked about the IRP structure in passing and showed a field here and there that can be pulled out and used to find answers to stalled IO. I was recently working on a…


Upgrading to Windows 8 – Part 3

Dual boot and other installation options Hello Again, Today’s post is for a different reason. I know many of you love your Window 7 PCs so much that you are not ready to upgrade it yet. Then why not test drive Windows 8 in a boot from VHD or dual boot configuration? This way you…


Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012: Windows To Go

It’s day 8 of our Launch Series!  Today we are going to talk about creating a Windows To Go device.  Windows To Go workspaces (a new feature in Windows 8 Enterprise client) enables bootable USB thumb drives that essentially act as an additional mobility option within a corporate Windows environment.  Windows To Go provides convenient…