MaxTokenSize – Change of recommendation from Microsoft.

  Microsoft have stated for numerous years that anyone with Kerberos authentication issues often due to users being in multiple groups and commonly known as Token Bloat should increase the MaxTokenSize to 65535 bytes. Whilst reading Understand and Troubleshoot Dynamic Access Control in Windows Server 2012 guide, I read that “Previous versions of Windows had … Continue reading MaxTokenSize – Change of recommendation from Microsoft.

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

Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

  If you are looking to understand what the security policies in Windows 7 and 2008 R2 mean and how they can impact your environment, then this guide is a must read. Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 The document is covers the following categories in some … Continue reading Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Clean up after installing Service Pack 1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

After installing Service Pack 1 on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, by default you have the ability to uninstall the Service Pack and rollback to the previous state. If you are confident that you do not need to rollback the service pack at a later date. The installation can be made final by … Continue reading Clean up after installing Service Pack 1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

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

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate–now available.

Microsoft have today delivered the first release candidate (RC) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Service Pack 1 is slated for release in early 2011 but there is no confirmed date.  The Service Pack can be downloaded here and the associated documentation can be downloaded here. The document “Windows 7 and Windows Server … Continue reading Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate–now available.