Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: Do you still need the Microsoft Windows Dynamic Cache Service?

Applies to: Windows 7 Windows Server 2008   Updated: Feb. 21, 2014.   With more folks deploying Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the following question is being asked… Q: In Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1/2, you had to install the “Microsoft Windows Dynamic Cache Service” but the “System Requirements”…

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How to troubleshoot a handle leak?

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows 7 Windows Server 2008 Windows Vista Windows Server 2003 Windows XP   In Task Manager, have you ever noticed ‘Handles’? If you haven’t, don’t worry.   So what are handles? Every single application and service (process) has to have handles to various Kernel system resources, such as semaphores,…

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How to rebuild performance counters on Windows Vista/Server2008/7/Server2008R2

Windows VistaWindows Server 2008 Service Pack 1Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2Windows 7Windows Server 2008 R2 When some or all your counters show up as numbers or When your counters do not show up orEvent Type: Error Event Source: Perflib Event ID: 1008 and others In Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, if…

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Network tracing (packet sniffing) built-in to Windows and Windows Server.

  Applies to: Windows Server 2016 Windows 10 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 Windows 8 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows 7 Does not apply: Windows Server 2008 Windows Vista Windows Server 2003 Windows XP   Originally published Dec 2012.  Updated June 2015 and Nov. 2016.   In Windows Server’s, if you…

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Setting a remote perfmon Windows Server 2012 style…

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 Windows 8 My old team had the following blog post Two Minute Drill: LOGMAN.EXE written for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 that goes over the “base”* performance counters. With new perfmon counters to troubleshoot performance issues, I decided to write this post that…

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WPT: WPR/Xperf: Capture high cpu, disk i/o, file, registry, networking, Private bytes, Virtual bytes, Paged Pool/Nonpaged pool and/or application slowness.

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 Windows 8 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows 7 In the previous post (Installing the Windows Performance Toolkit v5.0 (WPRUI, WPR, Xperf)), we went thru installing the Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT).   Note:  In Windows Server 2008 R2 and 64-bit Windows 7, you will need to set the following command: wpr.exe…

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Activating Windows 10 on Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 KMS hosts.

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows 7 Note:  Windows 10 activation is not supported on:   •Windows Server 2008 KMS hosts •Windows Vista KMS hosts •Windows Server 2003 KMS hosts Date: 08/05/2015 Updated 9/16/2015 Issue: ==== 3086418 Error 0xC004F015 while activating Windows 10 Enterprise using Windows Server 2012…

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WPT: Installing the Windows Performance Toolkit v5.0 (WPRUI, WPR, Xperf)

  Applies to: Windows Server 2012 Windows 8 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows 7   Does not work with: Windows Server 2008 Windows Vista Windows Server 2003 Windows XP Updated May 2014. The Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT) is now shipping as part of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows® 8 WPT: Updated…

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