Using XPERF to capture ETL traces for Slow Logons

Applies to: Windows Server 2016 Note:  Also applies to Remote Desktop Servers (RDS) Windows 10 Windows Server 2012 R2 Note:  Also applies to Remote Desktop Servers (RDS) Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 Note:  Also applies to Remote Desktop Servers (RDS) Windows 8.0 A common question that I get is: How do you take a slow…

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How to collect a good boot trace on Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016 using WPRUI.

Applies to: Windows Server 2016 Windows 10 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 Windows 8.0 Ok, so you went through my old pal Jeff Stokes post: How to collect a good boot trace on Windows 7 https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/jeff_stokes/2012/09/17/how-to-collect-a-good-boot-trace-on-windows-7/ So how do you go about doing that in Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016?…

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"Unsupported cluster configuration" VMM

Applies to: System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) CB (2016) Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V 2016 In Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), the VM’s show up as “Unsupported cluster configuration”. The following WMI query gwmi -Namespace root/microsoft/windows/storage -class MSFT_PhysicalDisk would return a blank value. gwmi -class Win32_diskdrive would return a value. So it was specific to the…

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How to troubleshoot a handle leak using ETW (WPRUI/WPR/Xperf) tracing?

Applies to: Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 Does not apply to: Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2003 The reason is, the handle etw tracing wasn’t added to the Windows OS kernel until Windows Server 2012. For these older OS’es the following still works: How to troubleshoot…

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List of Hyper-V related hotfixes post RTM for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Applies to:    Windows Server 2012 R2      Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM Windows 8.1 RTM Note:  You should check http://support.microsoft.com 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…

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Microsoft Tech Talk: Irvine, CA., USA office: Oct 5, 2017: Operations Management Suite (OMS) | Protection and Recovery

This is a free event! Hello Everyone! “Operations Management Suite (OMS)”  Event Details: Azure-Operations Management Suite (OMS) | Protection and Recovery Speakers: Adnan Ezzi Adnan is a  Premier Field engineer (PFE) based out of Irvine CA , USA.  As a former Consultant with Global Delivery he has also spent numerous years travelling around the globe…

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[Cross-Post] Debugging Windows Applications with DebugDiag Workshop

What is DebugDiag?       If you have seen automation for: Performance Logs (Perfmon) analysis using Clint Huffman’s Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) and Slow boot and slow logon using Matthew Reynolds’s POP-Bootxray Premier engagement DebugDiag automates the analysis of “user mode dump” (including Windows Error Reporting (WER) used to be known as Dr. Watson) files that…

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Windows 10 1511 (TH2) end of service July 27, 2017. Now Oct. 10, 2017.

Applies to: Windows 10 1511, codename Threshold 2 (TH2) [Update]  It now ends Oct. 10, 2017. 4036927 Windows 10 version 1511 end of service for CB and CBB (July 27, 2017) https://support.microsoft.com/?id=4036927/ Action Plan: Upgrade to Windows 10 1703 (preferred) or Windows 10 1607. Thanks, Yong Premier Field Engineer (PFE == Plan. Deploy. Assess. Prevent….

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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Security Update changes

Applies to:Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows 7 There has been a lot of changes to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Servicing.  This post is trying to put everything in one place for you to get up to speed. Everyone should be at the baseline with: “Enterprise” Convenience Rollup Update II (2) for Windows…

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[Cross-Post] Demystifying Windows as a Service – wake up! please.

David Das Neves has this detailed post about Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 – Windows As A Service (WaaS): Demystifying Windows as a Service – wake up! please. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/daviddasneves/2017/06/18/demystifying-windows-as-a-service-wake-up-please/

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