Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 DFSR related hotfixes

Published:  Dec. 2017. Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 3002288 DFSR service freezes when it calls a method on a Windows-based server https://support.microsoft.com/?id=3002288 Update(s): Dfsrprovs.mfl Dfsrprovs.mof Dfsrress.dll 6.1.7601.17514 Dfsrs.exe 6.1.7601.22842 Supersede(s): 2996911 DFSR stops replication after a dirty shutdown in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 https://support.microsoft.com/?id=2996911 2884176          Large backlogs on Windows -based…

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MDOP hotfixes (AGPM 4.0 SP3, App-V 5.1, MBAM 2.5 SP1, UE-V 2.1 SP1)

Published:  Dec. 2017. Applies to: AGPM 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) App-V 5.1 MBAM 2.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) UE-V 2.1 MDOP hotfixes 4041137 September 2017 servicing release for Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack https://support.microsoft.com/?id=4041137               Note:  No new updates for AGPM 4018510 June 2017 servicing release for Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack https://support.microsoft.com/?id=4018510               Note:  No…

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Sysinternals ProcDump now available for Linux

Hi all, You guys might have seen that .Net Framework was open sourced and ported to Linux. Now, if you are writing .Net Framework (C#, etc…) related code and wanted to troubleshoot the memory leaks, hangs, high cpu, etc…, now you can using Microsoft Sysinternals ProcDump for Linux. Thanks to Mario Hewardt (Principal Premier Field…

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[Cross-Post] Windows 10: File Associations (e.g. .PDF) best practices

Applies to: Windows Server 1709 Windows 10 1709 Windows 10 1703 Windows Server 2016 Windows 10 1607 Ismael Limbada, Microsoft France CSS Support Escalation Engineer has a nice blog post of the most common issues and best practices when creating “File Associations” in Windows 10. Windows 10 – How to configure file associations for IT…

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[Cross-Post] Microsoft Edge now available in iOS and Android

Applies to: Microsoft Edge for iOS Microsoft Edge for Android Get that seamless Microsoft Edge browser experience from your Windows 10 device when on your mobile device. The RTM of Microsoft Edge browser for iOS and Android is documented here: Microsoft Edge now available for iOS and Android https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/11/30/microsoft-edge-now-available-for-ios-and-android/#l8IFJp5UgRvXPb6F.97 Yong keywords:  Internet Explorer for iOS,…

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Windows 10 1703+/Windows Server 1709: The many svchost’s are finally split on their own.

Applies to: Windows Server 1709 Windows 10 1709 Windows 10 1703 Many years ago, I had written about: How to troubleshoot Service Host (svchost.exe) related problems? https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/yongrhee/2012/06/28/how-to-troubleshoot-service-host-svchost-exe-related-problems/ The good news is that starting with Windows 10 1703 and Windows Server 1709, we have split the svchost’s back to the Windows NT 4.0 days.  Ok, not…

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Windows 10 ADK/SDK WPT is not compatible w/ Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Windows 7 SP1 One of the common questions regarding the analysis with Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA) is, we captured an ETL trace using the “Windows Performance Recorder” (WPR or WPRUI) and we are not able to load the symbols to view the functions (stackwalk). Cause: By design.  Our…

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[Cross Post] Windows Defender ATP now also supports macOS, Linux, iOS and Android devices

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) * (Post breach) now also supports macOS, Linux, iOS and Android devices. For details: Microsoft partners extend Windows Defender ATP across platforms https://blogs.windows.com/business/2017/11/08/microsoft-partners-extend-windows-defender-atp-across-platforms/#fkArlTUBziOplC1V.97 Yong More information: *a part of the Windows Defender Suite and not to be confused with Windows Defender Antivirus. What makes a part of the Windows…

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wuauclt /detectnow in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

Applies to; Windows Server 1709 Windows Server 2016 Windows 10 Administrators trying to use wuauclt /detectnow will notice that it doesn’t do anything. In Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016 or newer, the command to scan “Windows Update” from the command line is: CMD (Run As Admin) c:\windows\system32\UsoClient.exe startscan Yong Reference: Demystifying “Dual Scan” https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/wsus/2017/05/05/demystifying-dual-scan/…

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