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February, 2009

  • Who’s That Hiding in my Windows?

    Hello AskPerf!  My name is Satyajit and I am a Support Engineer on the Performance team.  Today we’re going to discuss the use of a very useful Windows SysInternals tools named Autoruns that we can use to examine programs that start during the...
  • Help! My Application only runs on a Single Processor system!

    Given that multi-core / multi-processor systems are the way of the future, this might seem like an odd post for us to be writing. However, we have run into a few instances where 32-bit applications run with no issues on single processor systems, but fail...
  • Two Minute Drill: PRINTBRM and the Configuration File

    Good Morning AskPerf! My name is Bernd Högen and I am a Platforms Escalation Engineer in Germany. As we discussed in a previous post , PRINTBRM.EXE is the replacement for the now-retired PrintMig 3.1 utility. PRINTBRM.EXE is located in the %systemroot...
  • Deploying Printers and Print Drivers Remotely

    Today we’re going to go over a quick method to deploy print queues and printer drivers to multiple machines when other deployment methods, including deploying via GPO are not feasible. We’re going to use PsExec from Windows SysInternals in combination...
  • Windows 7, Zune and the Case of the Mysterious Debugger

    Today’s post is actually from my personal troubleshooting experiences last week.  I have been playing with Windows 7 quite a bit recently.  I upgraded my primary work system, my laptop and my home system to the Windows 7 build that was released...
  • Windows Cluster Servers and Logical Disk Counters

    Hello, this is Prabhakar Shettigar  and today I will be talking about an issue I worked recently involving Performance Monitor not properly showing the Logical Disk counters on a Cluster.  The issue was that upon selecting the cluster name in...
  • “Fix it” – The Next Evolution of KB Articles and WER

    The steps in many of our KB articles have been criticized in the past for being too difficult for ordinary users to follow.  As a result, missed or incorrectly implemented steps may have resulted in problems being exacerbated, or new problems being...
  • Two Minute Drill: Scriptomatic 2.0

    Hello AskPerf! My name is Jeffrey Worline and I am a Support Escalation Engineer on the Performance team in Texas. We’ve done a number of posts in the past about WMI, and different WMI tools, and today we’re going to take a look at a powerful tool that...