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Defrag Tools #181 – System Power Report

2 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Andrew Richards are joined by Paresh Maisuria from the Windows Kernel Power team and Zach Holmes from the Fundamentals team to talk about System Power Report, a new feature in Windows 10 Creators Update. Related links:Defrag Tools #168 – Powercfg Sleep Study (older version of this […]

Defrag Tools #180 – Active Memory Dump

2 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Graham McIntyre joins Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder to talk about the new Active Memory Dump type. This new kernel dump size replaces the Complete Memory Dump type, and although much smaller, is equally as useful.  

Defrag Tools #179 – Manually Generating a Crash Dump

2 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder walk through the process of manually creating a full memory dump via the keyboard. This is useful when you want to capture the state of the operating system. For example, to debug a hang. Resources: Forcing a System Crash from the Keyboard  Registry files (.reg) […]

Defrag Tools #178 – Sysinternals ProcDump v9.0

3 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder talk about the new features of Sysinternals ProcDump v9.0 Multiple Dumps per trigger in multiple Dump Sizes: -mm Write a ‘Mini’ dump file. (default) Includes the Process, Thread, Module, Handle and Address Space info -ma Write a ‘Full’ dump file. Includes All the Image, […]

Defrag Tools #177 – Windows Internals 7th Edition Part 1

3 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder are joined by Alex Ionescu and Pavel Yosifovich, authors of the Windows Internals 7th Edition Part 1 book. We talk to Alex in the Channel 9 Studio and to Pavel over Skype from Israel. We cover the history of the Windows Internals book series, Alex’s involvement in […]

Defrag Tools #176 – CMD and PowerShell Context Menus

5 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder delve into the way the Shell uses the registry to provide the Right-Click behavior of a (File Explorer) Folder. We add sub-menus to the Directory context menu, allowing a Command Prompt or PowerShell prompt to be opened in the current folder, either elevated and […]

Defrag Tools #175 – Debugging the Network Stack

6 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by Jeffrey Tippet from the Windows Networking team to talk about how to debug networking problems in NDIS (Network Driver Interface Specification) using the !ndiskd debugger extension in WinDbg. Resources:The NDIS Blog Timeline:[00:00] Introductions[01:10] What is NDIS (Network Driver Interface Specification)[03:11] Common problems encountered by […]

Defrag Tools #174 – Security Baseline, Policy Analyzer and LGPO

6 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder are joined by Aaron Margosis. We talk about the Security Baseline for Windows 10. We also look at the Policy Analyzer and Local Group Policy Objects (LGPO) tools. Resources:Microsoft Security Guidance BlogPolicy Analyzer v3.1Local Group Policy Objects (LGPO)Aaron Margosis’ Non-Admin, App-Compat and Sysinternals WebLogTroubleshooting with the […]

Defrag Tools #173 – Troubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools, 2nd Edition

7 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder are joined by Aaron Margosis, the co-author of the Sysinternals book — now in its 2nd Edition! Troubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools, 2nd Edition Resources:Defrag Tools: #81 – Aaron MargosisWindows Sysinternals Administrator’s ReferenceTroubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools, 2nd EditionAaron Margosis’ Non-Admin, App-Compat and Sysinternals […]

Defrag Tools #172 – Application Hangs

7 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder talk about Application Hangs. We collect a dump of a process and debug it with the Debugging Tools for Windows. Resources:Defrag Tools: #24 – WinDbg – Critical SectionsDefrag Tools: #25 – WinDbg – EventsDefrag Tools: #26 – WinDbg – Semaphores, Mutexes and Timers Timeline:[00:00] Happy […]
Defrag Tools #171 – Application Insights Profiler

Defrag Tools #171 – Application Insights Profiler

8 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder talk to Dan Taylor and Chuck Weininger about Application Insights Profiler. The profiler allows you to get detailed performace data from Azure App Services. How to – aka.ms/aiprofilerpreview Email – serviceprofilerhelp@microsoft.com Timeline: [00:00] Introductions[01:10] Forza Horizon 3 Awesomeness in Australia[03:55] Application Insights Profiler Introduction[05:00] […]
Defrag Tools #170 – Debugger – JavaScript Scripting

Defrag Tools #170 – Debugger – JavaScript Scripting

11 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards talks to Andy Luhrs and Bill Messmer from the Debugging Tools for Windows team. We talk about the new JavaScript extensibility and scripting abilities in WinDbg available in the WDK and SDK build 14951 and newer. Blog – blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/windbg/ Email – windbgfb@microsoft.com  Bill leveraged the debugger object model previously […]