RDP Fails with Event ID 1058 & Event 36870 with Remote Desktop Session Host Certificate & SSL Communication

Hello AskPerf!  Sanket here from the Windows Platforms team here to discuss an issue with Remote Desktop Services where RDP does not work when you try to connect from a remote machine.  With that, let’s get started! I’m sure most of you have come across the following message when connecting to a machine via RDP:…

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Updating Surface Pro 3 firmware (Cross Post)

Hi this is Scott McArthur and I just wanted to call attention to a blog that I worked on with some of our PFE engineers that just posted related to Surface.  How to Update the Surface Pro 3 Firmware Offline using a USB Drivehttp://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2014/10/20/how-to-update-the-surface-pro-3-firmware-offline-using-a-usb-drive.aspx This blog shows you how you can update firmware from a…

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Asset Tag Tool for Surface Pro 3

Hi my name is Scott McArthur and I want to call out a tool that recently came out that allows Enterprise customers to set Asset Tags on Surface Pro 3. This tool is available for download at the following location: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44076 The tool requires the following: Surface Pro 3(other Surface devices not supported) UEFI firmware…

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Configuring Azure Virtual Machines for Optimal Storage Performance

In support, one of the most common questions we get is: How do I achieve the best disk performance for Azure virtual machines? Platform Planning: In the standard tier of virtual machine in Azure, the maximum IOPS is 500 per disk. When planning for a high I/O virtual machine, you also need to take into…

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Windows 10 Preview available for review

Good morning AskPerf!  It’s been a while since our last post, and we apologize for that.  We’ve been quite busy here on the Support side knocking out customer issues… Any who, we have some upcoming blogs in the oven that need a little more time to bake.  One of which is a short series on…

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Remove Lingering Objects that cause AD Replication error 8606 and friends

Introducing the Lingering Object Liquidator Hi all, Justin Turner here —it's been a while since my last update. The goal of this post is to discuss what causes lingering objects and show you how to download, and then use the new GUI-based Lingering Object Liquidator (LOL) tool to remove them. This is a beta version…

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Announcing public availability of MBAM Compliance Data Cleanup Tool 2.5

We are happy to announce public availability of MBAM Compliance Data Cleanup Tool 2.5 (clean-mbam.exe), aka MBAMCDCT 2.5.   MBAM Compliance Data Cleanup Tool 2.5 (clean-mbam.exe) is a command line tool which enables you to delete machine records from the ‘Compliance Status’ database of the MBAM 1.0 and MBAM 2.0, MBAM 2.0 SP1 and MBAM…

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We Are Hiring Windows Escalation Engineers in Charlotte, Dallas, and Redmond

Would you like to join the world’s best and most elite debuggers to enable the success of Microsoft solutions?   As a trusted advisor to our top customers you will be working with to the most experienced IT professionals and developers in the industry. You will influence our product teams in sustained engineering efforts to…

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