Server 2012 and balanced power plan, part deux – processor queue length

Ok in our last installment on Windows Server 2012 R1 and the balanced power plan, we saw core parking. But was that ‘bad’? I think so. It depends, naturally, on a variety of factors, but generally speaking in server land, we want stuff done quickly, not don’t slower to save power. Generally. So here’s what …

Build a Perfmon data collector set from a PAL xml template

Howdy, simple walk-through post on how to build a Perfmon data collector set using the excellent templates available from Clint Huffman’s PAL utility. Step 1: Export the appropriate template from PAL; One just clicks Threshold File (1), then Export to Perfmon template file (2), and gives it a file name to save as. Step 2: …

Hyper-V Pro Tip: Don’t cross the streams

update: using a single GPU, same results. It’s not the dual-gpu unsupported problem. Something else is hosing my hyper-v host from the guest install. The results, well, sucked. Nuked the system totally. So don’t cross the streams! In my lab I was building an MDT share so I could mass deploy endpoints. I’m a hyper-v …

Tanium is hiring!

Hello friends, countrymen, and esteemed guests! As you may know, I’m a Technical Account Manager* with Tanium now, having left MSFT a bit ago (again). Well, Tanium is growing in big ways and we’re looking for some talented IT/Security folks, particularly in our Southeast Region, and specifically around Tampa, FL and Memphis, TN. We also …

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