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May, 2009

  • Viewing Folder Sizes in Explorer

    Good morning AskPerf.  Today’s post is a very short one, but it does address one of our most common Shell / Windows UI questions.  That question is, “Why can’t I see the size of folders in Windows Explorer?”  The simple answer is that the...
  • Two Minute Drill: The New MPS Reports

    *UPDATE* as of October 8th, 2013, the below MPS Reports link is no longer available. Please see the following blog post from our good buddy Yong Rhee, that details more on this change: Tool: MPSreports replacement as of Oct. 8th, 2013 Happy Friday...
  • Printing and Active Directory

    Good Morning AskPerf.  My name is Philip Demaree and I am an Escalation Engineer based in Washington.  Today we’re going to take a look at some Printing and Active Directory concepts and troubleshooting.  To start with, what we’re going...
  • Two Minute Drill: Application Verifier

    Happy Friday AskPerf.  My name is Syed Yusuf, and I am a Support Engineer on the Performance team.  Application crash issues can be somewhat tricky to resolve – especially if we’re dealing with a third party application.  Today we’re going...
  • TS: Terminal Server Printing / EasyPrint

    TS: Terminal Server Printing / Easy Print Easy Print is a printer redirection technology first implemented in Windows Server 2008, and allows terminal server printer redirection without having additional drivers installed. Scoping the Issue:...
  • Two Minute Drill: TYPEPERF

    Hello again AskPerf! Blake Morrison here to discuss a little known OS tool called TYPEPERF. TYPEPERF is a built-in tool that writes performance data to the command window or to a log file. If you are a command line junkie, love to script, and need to...
  • TS: Blank Desktop in RDP Session

    BLANK DESKTOP IN RDP SESSION Description: A Terminal Server session can also be defined as remote access to a desktop. When creating a session to a Terminal Server/Remote Desktop Server there are a several stages of the connection process that...
  • Two Minute Drill: The .MSP file

    Hello AskPerf – my name is Digvijay Nath, and I’m a Support Engineer on the Performance team in our Bangalore office.  Today, I’m going to quickly cover the .MSP file used by the Windows Installer.  The installer uses different file types to...
  • TS: Terminal Server Device Redirection

    TERMINAL SERVER DEVICE REDIRECTION Description: Terminal Services provides users the ability to access their local devices and resources in remote sessions. Users can access resources such as local drives, printers, the Clipboard, and supported...
  • TS: Terminal Server RemoteApps

    TERMINAL SERVER: REMOTEAPPS Description: Terminal Server RemoteApps refers to applications deployed via Terminal Services and managed by the RemoteApp manager in Windows Server 2008. A RemoteApp is deployed in one of three ways: A .RDP file...
  • TS: Terminal Server Web Access

    TERMINAL SERVER WEB ACCESS Description: This document pertains only to Terminal Server Web Access in Windows Server 2008. It does not apply to Remote Desktop Web Connection that shipped with Windows Server 2003. Terminal Server Web Access refers...
  • TS: Terminal Server Load Balancing

    TERMINAL SERVER LOAD BALANCING Description: Terminal Server Load Balancing refers to either Session Directory and Microsoft Network Load Balancing used with Windows Server 2003 Terminal Servers, or Session Broker used with Windows Server 2008...
  • Splitting up WMI Providers for Troubleshooting

    Good Morning AskPerf!  My name is Jim Martin, and I am a Support Escalation Engineer on the Performance team.  In today’s post, we are going to take a look at splitting up WMI providers.  I had been working with some customers who were...
  • TS: Remote Desktop Client 6.x

    REMOTE DESKTOP CLIENT 6.x Description: The Remote Desktop Client, or RDC, is the official name for the client used to connect to a Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server. As the features of Terminal Server evolve, a new RDC...
  • TS: Cannot Create a Session / Session Disconnects

    TERMINAL SERVER: CANNOT CREATE A SESSION / SESSION DISCONNECTS Description: There are different situations that need to be specifically identified and isolated while troubleshooting problems about connecting to a Terminal Server, creating a session...
  • TS: Installing and Configuring Applications

    INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING APPLICATIONS Description: On a Terminal Server, installing applications refers to the installation of a program that will be deployed to users using Terminal Services. Configuring applications refers to application compatibility...
  • Windows 7: Interesting Reads

    Happy Friday everyone!  Now that Windows 7 RC has been released to the world, we thought we’d share some interesting Windows 7 posts from some of our fellow Microsoft bloggers. Engineering Windows 7: Media Streaming with Windows 7 Our Next Engineering...
  • TS: Terminal Server Group Policies

    TS: Terminal Server Group Policies Description: Terminal Server group polices refers to the implementation of Group Policy objects (GPOs) to the Terminal Services server to control the Terminal Server or Remote Desktop Server settings in an Active...
  • TS: Management and Configuration

    MANAGEMENT AND CONFIGURATION Description: Management and configuration of Terminal Services refers to the management of Terminal Servers using the Terminal Server Admin tool and the configuration of Terminal Servers using the Terminal Services...