Storage optimization: Letting your RAID or Fibre Channel (FC) adapter use beyond the first 4GB of RAM installed.

Does not apply to: Windows Server vNext (Windows 10) Windows Server 2012 R2 Applies to: Windows Server 2012 that has more than 4GB of RAM installed. Windows Server 2008 R2 that has more than 4GB of RAM installed. Does not apply to: Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2003 Symptom: ========     The Windows Server 2008 R2…

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Storage optimization: I/O Priorities (registry key IdlePrioritySupported)

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008   Using Storage-related Parameters and Performance Counters – I/O Priorities the document says to add a key under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\DeviceClasses\{Device_GUID}\DeviceParameters\Classpnp\ IdlePrioritySupported (dword) 0 (hex)   Now, the question becomes how you get the {Device_GUID} information? Note:  The information is not…

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List of Storage related hotfixes post RTM for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 8.1 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 Microsoft Premier customer and have a http://Premier.Microsoft.com account….

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List of Storage related hotfixes post RTM for Windows 8 RTM and Windows Server 2012 RTM.

  Applies to: Windows Server 2012 Windows 8.0 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 Microsoft Premier customer and have a http://Premier.Microsoft.com account….

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List of storage related hotfixes post Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 (R1) SP1.

    Applies to: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1 Windows Server 2008 SP1 W2K8 Service Pack 1 W2K8 SP1   Note: You should check http://support.microsoft.com for the latest version of the different files. List of storage related hotfixes post Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 as of March, 2012:   Note:  Windows Server…

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List of storage related hotfixes post SP1 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 W2K8 R2 Service Pack 1 W2K8 R2 SP1 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Windows 7 SP1 Win7 Service Pack 1 Win7 SP1 Note:  You should check http://support.microsoft.com for the latest version of the different files. Note 2:  These are not…

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List of storage related hotfixes post RTM for Windows Server 2008 R2

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM Note:  You should check http://support.microsoft.com for the latest version of the different files. List of storage related hotfixes post RTM for Windows Server 2008 R2 as of April, 2011: 2520212 Events are missing if the "Global Object Access Auditing" Group Policy setting for the built-in Administrators group is…

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List of storage related hotfixes post Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Windows Server 2008 SP2 W2K8 Service Pack 2 W2K8 SP2 Windows Server 2008 (R1) Service Pack 2 Windows Server 2008 (R1) SP2 W2K8 (R1) Service Pack 2 W2K8 (R1) SP2 Note:  You should check http://support.microsoft.com for the latest version of the different files. Note 2:  These are…

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List of storage related hotfixes post Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2003

Applies to Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Windows Server 2003 SP2 W2K3 Service Pack 2 W2K3 SP2 Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 R2 Windows Server 2003 SP2 R2 W2K3 Service Pack 2 R2 W2K3 SP2 R2 For the latest versions of the hotfixes search http://support.microsoft.com/ List of storage related hotfixes post Service Pack…

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Best practices for optimal disk i/o performance on Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 RTMWindows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Best practices for optimal disk i/o on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2. As more more data centers install SAN’s and NAS devices, they end up running into disk i/o bottlenecks. From my personal experience, you get the most…

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