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September, 2008

  • NAP 101 – The Components of NAP

    Welcome back AskPerf Readers. In my last post we covered the basics of Network Access Protection (NAP) – what it is, and what it can (and can’t!) do for you. Today we’re going to go over the various components of NAP. The diagram below from the NAP Architecture...
  • Network Access Protection for the non-Network Admin

    We've talked about security in previous posts.  We've also talked about SMB, Large File Copies and a number of other networking-related issues.  Today we're going to talk about Network Access Protection (NAP) and its role in the enterprise. ...
  • “Unknown Publisher”? Where did this dialog box come from?

    Hello AskPerf readers!  My name is Don Geddes, and I am a Support Escalation Engineer on the Performance team.  Over the last couple of months, we’ve been getting quite a few calls on a new popup dialog box that occurs when connecting to a web...
  • Installing Windows Vista Print Drivers on Windows Server 2003

    Good Morning AskPerf! My name is John Dickson, and I am a Support Escalation Engineer on the Performance team in Texas. Today we are going to discuss a scenario that is a common one as companies continue to deploy Windows Vista in their environment. How...
  • Memory and Handle Quotas in the WMI Provider Service

    Hi folks, Mark Ghazai here once again with a quick tidbit on tweaking the WMI Provider Service (WMIPRVSE.EXE).  We’ve been getting some calls recently about the performance of this service and some failures that customers have been experiencing ...
  • Changes to Professional Level (Non-Premier) Support Model

    On October 1, 2008 the Professional level “Enterprise Platforms Support” business at Microsoft will transition to a call-back model for all Professional support incidents in the United States and Canada. Below is a description of how to contact Microsoft...
  • Windows Vista: Virtual Roundtable with Mark Russinovich

    On September 24th, Mark Russinovich will be hosting a Virtual Roundtable on Windows Vista Performance. Mark and a panel of industry experts will be discussing several issues related to Windows Vista including: Overall OS Performance Common Misconfigurations...
  • IE8 and Privacy

    Privacy.  Personally Identifiable Information.  Choice.  Disclosure.  These are all key concepts in the digital age.  We expose more of our personal data electronically than at any time in our history.  IE8 gives users more...
  • Two Minute Drill: Troubleshooting Name Resolution

    Welcome back AskPerf readers!  For our readers in the United States, I hope you enjoyed your three day weekend for the Labor Day holiday, but it’s time to get back to work.  I know today’s title looks like it should be posted on one of our Networking...