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March, 2007

  • Memory Management - Understanding Pool Resources

    Following up on our Memory Management 101 post, we're moving on to a discussion of Pool Resources and Pool Resource Depletion. First of all - what are Pool Resources? When a machine boots up, the Memory Manager creates two dynamically sized memory pools...
  • Memory Management - Demystifying /3GB

    As promised - here's the long awaited post on the infamous /3GB switch. At least once a week we have this discussion with a Systems Administrator somewhere who has this set in the boot.ini file on all of the servers but doesn't know why. Maybe someone...
  • Windows Vista - SuperFetch & ReadyBoost

    Today we are going to discuss two new Vista performance enhancements, SuperFetch & ReadyBoost. We will also be discussing Vista RAM usage since these all work together. First, SuperFetch is an enhancement of the Prefetcher that you have probably...
  • IE7 - Tabbed Browsing

    Tabbed browsing is a new feature in Internet Explorer 7. One question we are frequently asked by administrators is - "How do I control the tab behavior for my users to present a consistent experience?" We are also asked the same thing by developers who...
  • DST and your Terminal Servers

    Here’s a scenario that we’ve seen recently that some customers neglect when it comes to the DST update: Terminal Server clients connecting to a Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server. A very common Terminal Services deployment involves Microsoft Office 2003...
  • IE7 - Introducing the Phishing Filter

    Before looking at the new Phishing Filter for IE7 and what it does, it is important to understand what Phishing is, and some common Phishing techniques. Phishing is a criminal activity. Using social engineering techniques, phishers attempt to fraudulently...
  • DST 2007 is almost here - are you ready?

    With the upcoming Daylight Saving Time change and the associated patch that will configure Windows to make the change on the morning of March 11th, we have had quite a few calls regarding the DST patches and how to test Windows to ensure the patch is...