List of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) related hotfixes post RTM for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 W2K12 Windows 8 Win8 Note:  You should check for the latest version of the different files. Note 2:  These are not available in Windows Update. Note 3:  You can download them without entering your e-mail address and captcha if you are a Microsoft Premier customer and have a…


MBSA 2.3 (Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer) available for download from the web.

    Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 Windows 8 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows 7 Windows Server 2008 Windows Vista Windows Server 2003 Windows XP Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.3 (for IT Professionals)


Performance Optimization Guidelines for Windows 7 Desktop Virtualization

Applies to: Windows 7 VDI A whitepaper for Windows 7 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) performance optimization. It goes over the following the following topics: · Visual Effects Settings · Windows Services Optimization Recommendations · Windows “Features” Possible Settings · Windows Group Policy Settings · Windows Event Log Optimization Recommendations · Virtual Machine Disk Controller Configuration…


Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server

Applies to: Windows 7 VDI Applies to: Windows Server2012 R2 Windows 8.1 Windows Server2012 Windows 8 Windows Server 2008R2 Windows 7 Windows Server 2008 Windows Vista SP1 Windows Server 2003 SP2 An Excel based spreadsheet with all the group policies for the Operating Systems mentioned above. It shows you the GPO’s and their corresponding registry…


Reading: The modern Pagefile sizing on 64-bit Windows, and no it’s not 1.5X the amount of RAM.

Applies to: 64-bit Windows Server 2012 R2. 64-bit Windows 8.1. 64-bit Windows Server 2012. 64-bit Windows 8. 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2. 64-bit Windows 7. 64-bit Windows Server 2008. 64-bit Windows Vista. My colleagues Clint Huffman, Holger Hatzfeld, and Herbert Mauerer updated the pagefile sizing recommendations.  Anyone that architects or manages a 64-bit Windows O.S.,…


Reading: Windows Server application compatibility cookbook.

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 Windows 8.0   Audience: IT Pro’s Developers   For those that are planning or migrating from Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, you want to check the whitepaper on application compatibility, learn the…