iSCSI Storage ETW tracing

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V 2012 R2   If you are troubleshooting an iSCSI storage problem, then these are the data that you should consider collecting.   The first item to consider is: Using file copy to measure storage performance – Why it’s not a good idea and what you should do insteadhttps://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/josebda/2014/08/18/using-file-copy-to-measure-storage-performance-why-its-not-a-good-idea-and-what-you-should-do-instead/…

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Setting a local perfmon in 64-bit Hyper-V 2012 R2 and/or 64-bit Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V.

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2   This post comes courtesy of Carlos Mayol one of my colleagues here in Southern California. Previously, I had published steps to collect a perfmon using logman locally on a machine which was for a “member server” and/or “guest O.S.”. Setting a local perfmon in a Windows client or…

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Microsoft Tech Talk: What’s New in Windows Server 2016 RTM

  Hello everyone,   Join Carlos Mayol and me (Yong Rhee) for what’s new in Windows Server 2016 RTM. What?  Microsoft ‘Tech Talk’ formerly known as ‘PFE Days’When? Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 2016Time? 6:00 PM-8:30 PMWhere? Partner Site – Irvine, CAAddress? 15363 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA. 92618   Meeting Schedule: ·  6-6:10 Food / Networking /…

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Microsoft Monitoring Agent service ‘pausing’?

Doug and Reggie from Beverly Hills, CA. were running into an interesting issue with their Windows Server System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2012 R2.   Randomly, the Microsoft Monitoring Agent service would go into a “Paused” state.   According to Tim H. (Operations Managers Escalation Engineer) Its supposed to go into a paused state if…

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Bits vs Bytes, instead of Terabytes, should it be Tebibytes?

  Joe hailing from Beverly Hills, CA. neighborhood pointed out that the metric that we been using for Bytes, it might be the wrong measurement.     Instead of calling Terabytes, that the correct measurement is Tebibyte.   3000 (3×1000) Gigabytes = Terabytes (TB) 3072 (3×1024) Gigabytes = Tebibytes (TiB)   Tebibytehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tebibyte   Thus, you…

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App Compat references for Windows 10

Applies to Windows 10.   Hi all,   For those of you (IT Pro’s) moving/upgrading from Windows 7/8/8.1 to Windows 10.   For the most part, applications that work on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 work on Windows 10. The exceptions are going to be, applications that have a Kernel driver or Filter driver such…

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The Managed-code Debugging Extension (MEX) is now publicly available for download.

I’m excited to announce that our peers from https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ntdebugging/ have released a new debugger extension to make your life easier when troubleshooting the hardest (Level 400-500) issues.   The Managed-code Debugging Extension (MEX) is now publicly available for download. MEX Debugging Extension for WinDbg https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53304&WT.mc_id=rss_allproducts_windows Download Mex.exe, and put it in c:\temp Double click on…

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Microsoft Tech Talk: What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

Join me (Yong) for what’s new in Windows Server vNext (2016) Technical Preview 5 with the RTM/RTW around the corner.   What?  Microsoft Tech Talk formerly known as PFE DaysWhen? Thursday, August 4, 2016Time? 6:00 PM-8:30 PMWhere? Microsoft San DiegoAddress? 9255 Towne Centre Dr , San Diego, CA., U.S.A.Floor? 4th Floor Room? MPR Room Meeting…

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“Enterprise” Convenience Rollup Update II (2) for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  Updated May 22nd, 2016.   If you have seen the list of all the hotfixes (non-security updates) post Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on this list: Links to post SP1 hotfixes for Windows 7 Service Pack 1https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/yongrhee/2012/02/19/links-to-post-sp1-hotfixes-for-windows-7-service-pack-1/ There is good news by the Windows Product Group (PG) The…

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