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April, 2009

  • 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...
  • PRF: High CPU (SVCHOST.EXE)

    HIGH CPU – SVCHOST.EXE Description: SVCHOST.EXE is a generic host process for services. There can be multiple SVCHOST.EXE running on a system and each SVCHOST.EXE can also hold multiple services. Troubleshooting high CPU usage with SVCHOST.EXE...
  • 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...
  • Two Minute Drill: Performance Analysis of Logs Tool (PAL)

    Today’s post comes to us from Priyanka Rotti and Sudha N – two of our Support Engineers on the Performance team. Reviewing Performance Monitor Logs can be one of the most daunting tasks for an administrator, especially if it’s not something that you do...
  • 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...
  • Who Moved My /3GB?

    Last week, while planning blog posts for April, it occurred to me that although we had provided information on using the /3GB switch in the boot.ini file on Windows Server 2003, we hadn’t followed up with a post about how to implement this same functionality...
  • 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...
  • PRF: High CPU (Individual Process)

    HIGH CPU – INDIVIDUAL PROCESS Description: High CPU usage can cause slow response times, system hangs, or just overall sluggishness on a system. An individual process may be responsible for consuming most of the CPU time during this period. There...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • MUI: Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008

    MUI: Language Packs - Windows Vista and newer Description: This document covers some initial steps to take when experiencing issues with Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008/Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 Language Packs (LP). 1. What is a Language...
  • PRF: Perceived System Sluggishness

    PERCEIVED SYSTEM SLUGGISHNESS Description: There are a number of factors which may cause a system to act sluggish, or appear to act sluggish. Scoping the Issue: Perfmon logs can be gathered on any Windows system to aid in troubleshooting...
  • 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: 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...
  • PRF: Reliability / Performance Monitor (Windows Vista +)

    RELIABILITY / PERFORMANCE MONITOR (Windows Vista +) Description: Microsoft Windows Vista includes Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor, which is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that combines the functionality of previous stand...
  • 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...
  • MUI: Windows 2000 / Windows Server 2003 / Windows XP

    MUI: Windows 2000, 2003 and XP Description: This document covers some initial steps to take when experiencing issues with the Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003/Windows XP Multilanguage User Interface (MUI). 1. What is MUI? The Multilingual...
  • PRF: Windows System Resource Manager (Windows Server 2003)

    WINDOWS SYSTEM RESOURCE MANAGER - WINDOWS SERVER 2003 Description: Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM) is a feature of Windows Server 2003, Enterprise and Datacenter editions. Using WSRM, administrators can control how CPU resources are allocated...
  • SHL: Blank Desktop (non-RDP session)

    BLANK DESKTOP (non-RDP session) Description: Often we may attempt to logon to a machine and find no visible shell or Explorer.exe present. On the surface this might appear to look difficult to troubleshoot due to the lack of a shell, however a...
  • 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...
  • PRF: Windows System Resource Manager (Windows Server 2008)

    WINDOWS SYSTEM RESOURCE MANAGER - WINDOWS SERVER 2008 Description: Microsoft Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM) provides resource management and enables the allocation of resources, including processor and memory resources, among multiple...
  • 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...
  • PRN: LPD / LPR Printing

    LPD / LPR PRINTING Description: An LPR utility lets an application on one computer print to a spooler on a remote computer. The receiving component is called a line printer daemon (LPD). Both utilities are included in Print Services for UNIX....
  • 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...
  • 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 . ...