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  • Blog Post: Easy Checking for MaxConcurrentApi Problems

    Hi folks! I’m due for my (now) semi annual blog post, and I have a pretty good one. Short and sweet. Remember my blog posts about MaxConcurrentApi problems? Well, of course not but they are here and here so you can read them now. I’m certain you read these fine blog posts about the...
  • Blog Post: Updated: NTLM and MaxConcurrentApi Concerns

        Over the past few years we’ve learned more about “NTLM and MaxConcurrentApi Concerns” and we’ve even come up with some new ways of addressing them.   The starting point for learning more is the Knowledge Base article You are intermittently prompted for credentials or experience...
  • Blog Post: What Would Microsoft Support Do?

    To start the new year off right I have an article that is a must read if you IT administrator and using Microsoft products.  It’s in the January edition of Windows IT Pro magazine, in their “What Would Microsoft Support Do?” column.  You can read it from this link . Happy New Year folks!
  • Blog Post: Question about AD authentication, Put In Context

    Occasionally I am contacted with specific questions or topics people would like to hear more about. This post is a reply to one of those. Here’s the question: My question is what are the impact when I change the logon workstation property of a user account in AD. Obviously, that user account cannot...
  • Blog Post: How Windows Communication Works

    If you are working in a support or engineering role with Microsoft platform products like the various Windows versions one of the biggest struggles you can have is understanding what to expect in code and on the network when Windows computers communicate to each other and other platforms.  Documentation...
  • Blog Post: All The Logging In The World

    There’s normal troubleshooting and then there’s the stuff you do when the basic troubleshooting doesn’t get things resolved. Normal troubleshooting can be things like selecting “last known good” on a reboot after installing a new driver and having a blue screen. Or perhaps uninstalling and then reinstalling...
  • Blog Post: How To Disallow NTLM Authentication on a Per Resource Basis

    One of the most exciting and fulfilling things that I get out of my job is the opportunity to resolve unique customer concerns and scenarios. I’ve said this before in prior blog posts, but this one in particular, I think, will illustrate that. One of my colleagues was working an issue where his...
  • Blog Post: MaxConcurrentApi Detection in Updated SCOM Management Pack

    The past year and a half have been active for us in support in terms of dealing with MaxConcurrentApi issues. We’ve created a great deal of new documentation , updated existing documentation , successfully advocated some changes in product to help reduce the likelihood of these issues occurring and detect...