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December, 2008

  • Happy Holidays, and our 2nd Anniversary

    Another year is coming to an end.  2008 was certainly an eventful year for us here at Microsoft.  Windows Server 2008, Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 were released this year, along with a number...
  • Launch of the AskIE Blog

    Support for Internet Explorer transitioned from the Performance team to our Developer Support group earlier this year.  Recently, this new team launched their own blog focused on Internet Explorer support issues.  The AskIE blog will be discussing topics...
  • Batch Files, Task Scheduler and PSTools – and a EULA?

    Here’s an odd issue that one of our Support Engineers ran into with a customer recently that I thought would be interesting to share. Systems Administrators use scheduled tasks to run batch files as a normal part of their job. In this specific instance...
  • Two Minute Drill: Configuring a Debugger using Image File Execution Options

    There are times when tools such as DebugDiag, ADPlus or UserDump fail to capture a dump when a process terminates unexpectedly.  When that happens, we can launch the process inside the debugger to ensure that we capture a dump.  Here’s how we...
  • MS08-067: Worms, Worms, Worms

    Over the last couple of weeks, there has been an uptick in the number of different malware programs aimed at exploiting the vulnerability patched in MS08-067 .  If you’ve been monitoring the various security websites and blogs, then you’ve probably...
  • The Case of the Mysteriously Large Spooler.xml File

    Hi AskPerf readers, Don Geddes here again.  Today we’re going to look at Windows Error Reporting logging in Windows Server 2008 and how it can affect the Printing subsystem.  There was a KB article written a while back that discussed the Windows...
  • First Look: Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    Hello AskPerf readers!  Today’s post is being published a little later than usual. Today we are launching the Customer Preview Program (CPP) for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, and we wanted to give a first look. ...