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Hyper-V Synthetic Networking Is Much Faster
I decided it was time to look at upgrading my home broadband, mostly to get better-than-128KB upload speeds. After the ISP-side change had eventually wound its way through, I was interested to see that while my upload speeds had improved, my download speeds still seemed capped at about 25Mbits/s ...
9 Mar 2015
There’s a new MPS Reports version in town, with new features : new 64-bit friendliness, various forms of wizard-driven hotness for all the products the individual old tools used to support, etc, etc. Call me old school if you want, but I typically prefer the convenience of “run this and send me the CAB...
12 May 2009
PSA: You really need to update your Kerberos setup documentation with SetSPN -S!
Hi! You might remember me from such posts as Kerbie Goes Bananas , and SetSPN improvements for Windows 2008 . Or something. I'm here with a public service announcement! Excitement! It's been long enough since Windows 2008 (and the downlevel release of SetSPN ) that I feel comfortable respectfully...
10 Oct 2011
IIS 7: But why do I get a 500.19–Cannot add duplicate collection entry- with 0x800700b7 !?
(Because I'm sure that was your exact exclamation when you hit it!) The Background This week, I was out at a customer site performing an IIS Health Check, and got pulled into a side meeting to look at an app problem on a different box. The customer was migrating a bunch of apps from older servers...
6 Mar 2013
Generic Troubleshooting: "Is it still a problem?"
I've been doing this support thing for a while now. Frequently, the basics are what get overlooked when troubleshooting an issue, particularly an issue that seems complex on the surface. Often, though, you'll find that the detailed techniques lead you back to a fairly basic set of rules, the most basic...
28 Apr 2008
Telstra HTC HD2 Connection Settings
The Shiny New Phone I bought an HTC HD2 sight-unseen from the Telstra online store yesterday, and the “five business days” for delivery worked out to be one in total. Score! With the phone as supplied, aspects of the phone are uncustomizable , and the Internet connection is one of those things...
20 Jan 2010
DebugDiag 1.2 (64-bit capable, .Net 2.0+ compatible) released
Great news, everybody! Wait, that was Farnsworth-y - no, really, it’s great news! DebugDiag 1.2 (or to give it its full title, the Debug Diagnostic Toolkit) has been released to the web and is available from the Microsoft Download Center . Notes from the email that described this release: Analysis: ...
18 Jul 2011
Antivirus software on ISA Server
There are two major classes of Anti Virus software (yes, I know I used one word above, it’s called SEO, okay?) that can be used on an ISA Server computer: ISA-integrated antivirus scanning products Regular desktop/server antivirus products The first category is the cooler of the two, and...
9 Apr 2009
On the ISA Server Security Update
Rambling my way to a point One of my most favourite “Favorites” (read: “he snarled”) in recent weeks has been the ISA Server Product Team’s Build Numbers post . They helpfully list the version numbers of each ISA Server, um, version, along with a link to the most recent hotfix for that version. That...
15 Apr 2009
That Memory Leak Revisited
While searching for memory leaking troubleshooting techniques that could be applied to 64-bit Windows (for the DHCP Server memory leak I found I had the other day ), I stumbled across the answer to my problem in an internal tool (weird that I missed it from a web search the first time, but c'est la vie...
25 Jun 2008
.HDMP and .MDMP files
Just a quickie – the rule is blog what you know, but I figure my speculation might be good enough here. A friend gave me an HDMP file and asked what I could make of it. After the usual “I could make a hat! Or a brooch! Or a dinosaur!” type stuff, I realized it wouldn’t open anyway. In my experience,...
23 Sep 2008
What does it mean when there's no "broken page" icon in IE8?
10 Sep 2008
App Pool Recycling Defaults: Why 1740 minutes?
Without doubt, one of the most FAQ when discussing Application Pools in IIS Admin and Troubleshooting workshops! Scott Forsyth shares Wade’s answer In Wade’s words: “you don’t get a resonate pattern”. then follows up with useful advice on establishing your own best recycling interval: First off, I think...
8 Apr 2013
Windows Live Sync Beta “Sorry” Errors
I’m in the process of updating my Mesh-and-Sync empire to the new Sync. On all of the Server operating systems (all 2008 R2), I’d install the new Live Sync Beta, and then find that they reported something along the lines of: “Sorry, there is a problem with the sync servers. Please try again in a few...
27 Jun 2010
Configuring Kerberos for SharePoint farms - a generic gotchas list
Recently, I worked on a Kerberos configuration issue with a customer; these are my notes from the visit. You’ll see some common themes with Kerbie Goes Bananas , and it puts much of that into practice. Speaking of, I must redo Kerbie with SetSPN -S (shameface) 1. DNS should use an A record...
27 Oct 2011
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