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July, 2008

  • WMI Troubleshooting: The Repository on Vista / Server 2008

    Last year we did a quick series on WMI troubleshooting.  Something that we didn’t cover is a quick method to verify the consistency of the repository.  Many of you have probably done a rebuild of the repository on Windows Server 2003 or an earlier...
  • Two Minute Drill: UMDH.EXE

    Hello there! My name is Mike and I am an Escalation Engineer with the Platforms team. I’ve been reading the AskPerf blog for a while and wanted to share some information about a very useful troubleshooting tool. A quick word of warning though – to really...
  • What are Symbols For?

    We’ve mentioned Symbols in several different posts related to debugging and troubleshooting – but we’ve never actually discussed what symbols are and what they are used for.  Today, we’ll rectify that oversight and provide a quick overview of symbol...
  • Terminal Services and ClearType

    Over the last couple of weeks, we have had some customers asking about support for ClearType in a Terminal Services session.  Now, if you’re not sure what exactly ClearType is, the ClearType information page on the Microsoft site has information...
  • Symbols and You

    In our last post, we discussed what symbols were and why they were important in debugging. Today, we’re going to take a look at how to set up your symbols for debugging. Setting up the symbols can be a daunting exercise. This is especially true if you...
  • Terminal Servers and the “Man in the Middle”

    We often get questions on configuring Terminal Server Authentication.  The questions have less to do with configuring a simple logon scenario than they do with preventing attacks, in particular “Man in the Middle” attacks – especially when the Terminal...
  • Two Minute Drill: Network Monitor 3.1 OneClick

    Hello AskPerf readers!  My name is Austin and I am a Technical Lead on the Performance team.  In several of our posts, we’ve discussed troubleshooting server performance issues, especially on file servers.  Most of you have probably already...
  • DST – August 2008 Cumulative Package for Windows

    The new cumulative DST Packages for Windows have been released to the Microsoft Download Center for supported versions of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  This update, which is published as Microsoft KB Article...
  • Changes to SBS Support Model

    On August 1, 2008 the Small Business Server support business will move to a call-back model for all Professional SBS support incidents in the United States.  More information regarding the change can be found over at the SBS Team’s Blog . - CC Hameed