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April, 2009

  • Windows 7 – Release Candidate availability / Office 2007 – SP2 Availability

    Good Morning folks!  More news on Windows 7 and the availability of the official Release Candidate.  We now have some dates that we can share with you.  The RC build is slated to be available for download by MSDN / TechNet subscribers this...
  • Windows 7: Install from USB

    Hey folks – more Windows 7 goodness today.  With the Windows 7 Release Candidate on the horizon (no, I still don’t have a date or a build number to share) many more folks will be testing out Windows 7.  In testing scenarios where you may wind...
  • Windows 7: The Upgrade Experience

    Good morning folks.  Many of you are probably running a build of Windows 7 on one of your machines.  If so, then you need to read the latest blog post over at the Engineering Windows 7 blog regarding the Upgrade Experience.  With the Release...
  • Terminal Services and Graphically Intensive Applications

    Hello AskPerf, my name is Subheet Rastogi and I am a Technical Lead on the Performance team in Bangalore.  Today, we’re going to take a quick look at issues that typically arise when using graphic intensive applications or media streaming in a Remote...
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  • Managing the System Managed Page File

    Hello again AskPerf!  Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mike Morales, one of our Escalation Engineers here in Irving, TX.  For those of you who have been with AskPerf for a while, Mike wrote a post for us a few months ago on UMDH.EXE . ...
  • WMI: Rebuilding the WMI Repository

    REBUILDING THE WMI REPOSITORY Scenario Windows Management Instrumentation fails due to repository corruption or the repository is too large The WMI Repository "%windir%System32\Wbem\Repository" is the database that stores meta-information and...
  • WMI: Recompiling WMI MOFs

    RECOMPILING WMI MOF’S Description: Managed Object Format (MOF) is a compiled language, created by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) and based on the Interface Definition Language (IDL). The MOF file is a mechanism for expressing and...
  • WMI: Microsoft Application (non-OS) WMI Provider

    MICROSOFT APPLICATION (NON-OS) WMI PROVIDER Description: Failures with WMI providers rarely occur and it is often difficult to discern when having various issues with WMI whether a problem is due to an issue with a client application/script utilizing...
  • WMI: Permissions and General Errors

    WMI PERMISSIONS & GENERAL ERRORS Description: WMI can fail for a number of reasons. Some of those can include not having appropriate rights and permissions for access to machines or namespaces, problems with provider registration, corrupted...
  • WMI: Issues with In-box OS WMI Provider

    IN-BOX OPERATING SYSTEM WMI PROVIDER Description: Failures with WMI providers rarely occur and it is often difficult to discern when having various issues with WMI whether a problem is due to an issue with a client application/script utilizing...
  • WMI: 3rd Party WMI Provider

    THIRD PARTY WMI PROVIDERS Description: Failures with WMI providers rarely occur and it is often difficult to discern when having various issues with WMI whether a problem is due to an issue with a client application/script utilizing WMI, WMI itself...
  • WMI: Can't Connect to Remote WMI

    CAN'T CONNECT TO REMOTE WMI Description: WMI can fail for a number of reasons. Some of those can include not having appropriate rights and permissions for access to machines or namespaces, problems with provider registration, corrupted repository...
  • TSK: Task Scheduler Security

    TASK SCHEDULER SECURITY Description: Task Scheduler is automatically installed with the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 family, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 operating systems and is started each time the operating system is started. It can be...
  • TSK: Task Scheduler Service

    TASK SCHEDULER SERVICE Description: The Task Scheduler service enables you to perform automated tasks on a computer. With this service, you can schedule any program to run at any time or when a specific event occurs. The Task Scheduler monitors...
  • TSK: Scheduled Task Runs, but Fails

    SCHEDULED TASK RUNS BUT FAILS Description: Task Scheduler is automatically installed with the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 family, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 operating systems and is started each time the operating system is started. It can...
  • TSK: Scheduled Task does not Run

    SCHEDULED TASK DOES NOT RUN Description: Task Scheduler is automatically installed with the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 family, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 operating systems and is started each time the operating system is started. It can...
  • TSK: Task Scheduler Group Policies

    TASK SCHEDULER GROUP POLICIES Description: Task Scheduler is automatically installed with the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 family, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 operating systems and is started each time the operating system is started. It can...
  • TSK: Creating Tasks for Other OS Versions (Windows Vista+)

    CREATING TASKS FOR OTHER OS VERSIONS (WINDOWS VISTA +) Description: Creating Scheduled Tasks in Vista and Server 2008 has been vastly improved over Windows 2000/2003/XP. Task Scheduler overall is now more reliable, more scalable, and much easier...
  • SHL: Windows Explorer - Folder Options

    WINDOWS EXPLORER FOLDER OPTIONS Description: Many of the concerns around Folder Options in Explorer center around administrators needing to control how Explorer presents folders to users. Sometimes these options may not be available...
  • SHL: Windows Explorer - Hang / Crash

    WINDOWS EXPLORER - HANG / CRASH Description: Windows explorer can often fail in one of two ways: A hang, or a crash. The reasons for these behaviors may be different but the data needed to troubleshoot them are often the same. Scoping the Issue...
  • SHL: Start Menu / Taskbar issues

    START MENU / TASKBAR ISSUES Description: The Start menu and taskbar in Windows are customizable. Legacy operating systems and Windows Vista\Windows Server 2008 using the Windows Classic theme consist of the word START and the Windows Logo. Vista...
  • SHL: System Configuration Applet

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  • SHL: Fonts

    FONTS Description: A font is a collection of numbers, symbols, and characters. A font describes a certain typeface, along with other qualities, such as size, spacing, and pitch. TrueType fonts and OpenType fonts come with Windows. They work...
  • SHL: Search / Windows Desktop Search

    SEARCH / WINDOWS DESKTOP SEARCH Description: Search has become an integral part of everyday computing. There are several versions of Search available for windows. Windows Search is available for download on Windows XP and built in to Windows...