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May, 2008

  • Two Minute Drill: LOGMAN.EXE

    Today we are continuing on with our Two Minute Drill series. Our topic in this post is one that we discuss quite frequently with customers - namely the automation of creating Performance Monitor and Trace Logs. Most administrators are comfortable creating...
  • Two Minute Drill: Overview of SMB 2.0

    The Server Message Protocol (SMB) is the file sharing protocol used by default on Windows-based computers. Although file sharing and network protocols are primarily supported by our Networking team, it is important to understand how SMB works given its...
  • Two Minute Drill: RELOG.EXE

    Following on from our last Two Minute Drill, today's topic is the RELOG.EXE utility.  RELOG.EXE creates new performance logs from data in existing performance logs by changing the sampling rate and / or converting the file format.  RELOG.EXE...
  • Two Minute Drill: System Diagnostics Report

    Something many of our readers have asked for is a quick overview of new and useful tools and features in Windows. Today we are launching a new series, called our “Two Minute Drill” – these will be brief posts that provide a high-level view of tools and...
  • Troubleshooting Server Hangs – Part Two

    Several months ago, we wrote a post on Troubleshooting Server Hangs .  At the end of that post, we provided some basic steps to follow with respect to server hangs.  The last step in the list was following the steps in KB Article 244139 to prepare...
  • Two Minute Drill: Find /3GB without using boot.ini

    We've talked a lot about the /3GB switch and its effect on system resources in previous posts.  Today we are going to discuss how to determine whether or not /3GB is enabled on a 32-bit system without looking at the boot.ini file or using MSCONFIG...
  • Troubleshooting Server Hangs – Part Four

    Welcome to Part Four of our Server Hang troubleshooting series. Today we are going to discuss PTE depletion and Low Physical Memory conditions and how those two issues can lead to server hangs. In our post on the /3GB switch we mentioned that in general...
  • Troubleshooting Server Hangs – Part Three

    In our last post on Server Hangs, we discussed using the Debugging Tools to examine a dump file to analyze pool depletion.  Today we are going to look at using our troubleshooting tools to examine a server hang caused by a handle leak.  Issues...
  • DST: Upcoming Changes for Morocco and Pakistan

    On June 1, 2008 there will be two new Daylight Saving Time changes that go into effect.  Pakistan and Morocco plan to introduce Daylight Saving time.  The governments of the two nations recently announced the change as part of their energy savings...