Category: Microsoft Windows

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Current Windows Server 2012 / R2 & Windows 8 / 8.1 Update Rollups

This list is current up to January 2015. *Edit* Never say never, there is a May 2016 update for Windows Server 2012 R2, check below for details. Fixed notes for post Windows 2012 R2 April 2014 updates. There are some wikis also being maintained by MVPs: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/23820.list-of-rollup-updates-for-windows-8-and-windows-server-2012.aspx, http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/23823.list-of-rollup-updates-for-windows-8-1-and-windows-server-2012-r2.aspx....

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KB929852 Disabling IPv6 Update

An issue was found in the way that KB929852 was directing users to disable IPv6 in Windows. If using the Fix-it from the article to disable IPv6 globally or if the manual steps were followed; the change could cause up to a 5 second delay in boot up...

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Buy 0, get 2 free. Printer migration scripts

There has been a lot of action lately around migrating print servers to Windows 2012/R2. Good news, as many customers are coming from either Windows 2003 or Windows 2008 and 32 bit print spooler services. There are tools to help with migrating printers to Windows 2012; Printbrm.exe and...

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Tip 55: My Disk is a Cluster ****

My disk is a cluster size, of 4Kb. This is the default cluster size of an NTFS volume up to 16TB (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/140365). But is this the best size to use? There are many performance whitepapers that recommend that other cluster sizes should be used for best performance of...

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Hyper-V 2012 Compare-VM PowerShell Cmdlet Error

I wanted to get this information out as when I was researching the error below I could not find any information on it online or in our internal database. Hopefully it helps someone out there and they don”t have to have a night sleep to have their, eureka...

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Tip 54: The Benchmark is Within, Run WinSat without the GUI

This tip is for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The Windows Experience Index is a performance measurement that can be used to judge how well a PC will run Windows. The value of the index starts at 1 to 5.9 for Windows Vista and 1 to...

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Tip 50: Wipe your **** after you’re done

I know what you were thinking but the **** stands for data, or bits. I remember using some old Norton Utilities to wipe deleted files from hard drives. I’m not sure why I did it, as I’m sure the data I had deleted was not important to anyone...