Hello all,

Back again with the latest list of kb articles published in the month of May 2011. These include articles specific to technologies supported by the Performance Team directly as well as a handful supported by our Core Setup teammates that I thought were important enough to include:

Performance degrades when accessing large files with FILE_FLAG_RANDOM_ACCESS

Cluster service fails to start with error code 1130 while joining the cluster on a Windows Server 2003-based computer

Recommended hotfixes and updates for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Failover Clusters

ChkDsk may hang when checking a GPT Disk inside a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709) when trying to use a CNAME for your Windows Server 2008 R2 Print Server

Shadowing an RDP session on Windows Server 2008 R2 may fail when Aero is enabled

Window XP does not update IPP printer information

A Windows Server 2003-based server may experience time-stamp counter drift if the server uses dual-core AMD Opteron processors or multiprocessor AMD Opteron processors

"Snap-in failed to initialize" error message when you open Microsoft Management Console

A physical disk resource remains in the "Online Pending" status, or the Chkdsk utility automatically starts to run on a server that is running Windows Server 2008

How to Enable Microsoft Installer logging and Verbose logging to gather additional troubleshooting Information

Til next time…

Tim Newton