Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2012

This guide follows on from the excellent Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 Performance Tuning Guidelines and describes important tuning parameters and settings that you can adjust to improve the performance and energy efficiency of the Windows Server 2012 operating system. It describes each setting and its potential effect to help you make an informed … Continue reading Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2012

Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 R2 – Updated

I have previously written about this, but feel it's worthy of another mention.  Microsoft have hidden away on their WHDC (Windows Hardware Developer Central) website, an excellent document on Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 R2.  It is worthy of a read as it details lots of changes in functionality that can affect performance.The … Continue reading Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 R2 – Updated

Microsoft support policy for large (4K) sector drives in Windows

Microsoft have just released this interesting KB article on large sector drive support in various versions of Windows. Over the next few years, the data storage industry will be transitioning the physical format of hard disk drives from 512-byte sectors to 4096-byte sectors (also known as 4K sectors). This transition is driven by several factors, … Continue reading Microsoft support policy for large (4K) sector drives in Windows

I made it into Ned’s Mailbag…

The Microsoft Enterprise Platform Support Directory Services Team blog is for me one of the most important sources of Directory Services (Microsoft flavoured) information on the internet; drawn from over 10 years of having to support Active Directory (AD-DS) in the real world and I had the pleasure honour of meeting the owner of the blog (Ned Pyle) … Continue reading I made it into Ned’s Mailbag…

Stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Having just blogged about  a Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Application compatibility update , I discover additional updates for stability and reliability.  These updates do not appear to be accumulative. This one is dated April 2010 and I assume these updates are the Windows … Continue reading Stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

UK TechDays and the Red Screen of Death.

This week saw the UK have its first ever TechDays event (TechDays deliver content similar to that of TechED, but are free and a lot smaller).  As part of the TechDays week Microsoft asked community leads such as myself and Mark Wilson to organise Microsoft technology “fringe events”, but what topic do we chose for the fringe event … Continue reading UK TechDays and the Red Screen of Death.