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September, 2007

  • Memory Management - x86 Virtual Address Space

    In previous posts, we've discussed the Basics of Memory Management , Pool Resources and of course the /3GB Switch . Today we're going to take a look at the Virtual Address Space Layouts on a 32-bit system. We'll cover the 64-bit system specifics in a...
  • Troubleshooting Server Hangs - Part One

    Following on from our post on troubleshooting a basic application crash , it's time to start troubleshooting what to do when your entire server hangs. Most of us have run into situations where the server is so unresponsive that we cannot access Task Manager...
  • Windows Explorer and SMB Traffic

    Server Message Block (SMB) traffic is an application-level network protocol typically used for file and print sharing. Microsoft implements SMB in Windows operating systems through the Workstation and Server services; the client and server components...
  • Internet Explorer: A Bigger Cookie Jar

    Although the majority of IE cookie issues are handled by our Developer Support team, every now and then a question about cookies will reach us on the Performance team. Often, the question will revolve around the number of cookies stored per domain. Prior...
  • Kernel-Mode Print Drivers: Gone the Way of the Dinosaur

    If you have been around since the days of Windows NT, then you are probably all too familiar with Kernel-mode Print Drivers and the devastating effect that problems with those drivers can have on system stability. In the majority of environments, these...
  • Using Server Core as a Print Server

    A few weeks ago we posted our initial walkthrough on Windows Server 2008 Server Core - getting the OS installed and joining the server to a domain. Today we're going to continue getting our Server Core implementation and turn the machine into a functional...
  • Under the Hood: WinHTTP

    A couple of weeks ago we took a look at WinINet . Today, our focus shifts to WinHTTP. The WinHTTP API is designed to provide client side HTTP services to server applications. If you recall from our post, WinINet was designed as an HTTP API client platform...