Endpoint Load Balancing Heath Probe Configuration Details

Azure load balanced endpoints enable a port to be configured on multiple role instances or virtual machines in the same hosted service.  The Azure platform has the ability to add and remove role instances based upon the instance health to achieve high availability of the load balanced endpoint (VIP and port combination). Customers can configure…


Virtual Machine Managment Hangs on Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Host

Hi, my name is Christian Sträßner from the Global Escalation Services team based in Munich, Germany. Today we will look at a hang scenario that involves user and kernel dump analysis.  Also, we will demonstrate how to analyze a hang from both user and kernel modes without forcing a crash dump of the machine.  …


Failover Cluster Node Startup Order in Windows Server 2012 R2

In this blog, my Colleague, JP, and I would like to talk about how to start a Cluster without the need of the ForceQuorum (FQ) switch.  We have identified 3 different scenarios and how the Cluster behaves when you turn on the nodes in a certain order for Windows Server 2012 R2.  I first want…


Using the Windows 10 Compatibility Reports to understand upgrade issues

This blog discusses on how to obtain and review the Compatibility Reports to troubleshoot Windows 10 Upgrades.On a PC that is eligible for the free upgrade offer, you can use the "Get Windows 10" app and choosing the "Check your upgrade status". The report will be displayed within the app showing issues in separate categories…


Does your logon hang after a password change on win 8.1 /2012 R2/win10?

Hi, Linda Taylor here, Senior Escalation Engineer from the Directory Services team in the UK. I have been working on this issue which seems to be affecting many of you globally on windows 8.1, 2012 R2 and windows 10, so I thought it would be a good idea to explain the issue and workarounds while…


AutoAdminLogon registry value reset to 0 after reboot

Recently a customer had an issue where they were setting some registry values in their Azure VM by running a script using the guest agent CustomScriptExtension. After reboot, one of the values was reset to 0, and another was completely removed. This behavior is by design for Windows for the specific registry values that were…