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

1 week 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

3 weeks 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

1 month 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

2 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

5 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 […]
Defrag Tools #169 – Debugging Tools for Windows Team

Defrag Tools #169 – Debugging Tools for Windows Team

5 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 what the team develops, what it is working on, the debugger object model, their blog and their feedback email address. Blog – blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/windbg/ Email – windbgfb@microsoft.com Bill leveraged the debugger object model previously […]
Defrag Tools #168 – Powercfg Sleep Study

Defrag Tools #168 – Powercfg Sleep Study

5 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder talk to Nashaat Soliman and Paresh Maisuria (program manager and developer from the Windows kernel power team) about the "Sleep Study" feature in the Powercfg tool, and how you can use it to diagnose battery drain issues on Modern Standby systems. For related content on power […]
Defrag Tools #167 – Debugging User Mode Crash Dumps Redux

Defrag Tools #167 – Debugging User Mode Crash Dumps Redux

6 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder use Debugging Tools for Windows (WinDbg) to determine the root cause of various application crashes which have occurred on Andrew’s computer. We use Sysinternals ProcDump to capture the dumps. While debugging, we take a side trip into configuring colors for Compressed and Encrypted files in Windows […]
Defrag Tools #166 – Performance Analysis of UWP Apps

Defrag Tools #166 – Performance Analysis of UWP Apps

6 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Sylvain Goyette joins Chad Beeder to discuss performance tracing of Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. (Sorry that Sylvain’s screen is somewhat hard to read; we had some technical issues with the screen capture session.) Resources:Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) including the Windows Performance Toolkit Related Videos (from Build events):Data Binding: Boost […]

Defrag Tools #165 – Performance tracing in OOBE

7 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Sylvain Goyette joins Chad Beeder to talk about how to collect performance traces during Windows OOBE (Out of Box Experience). (Sorry that Sylvain’s screen is somewhat hard to read; we had some technical issues with the screen capture session.) Resources and related episodes:Defrag Tools #154 – Memory Footprint and […]
Defrag Tools #164 – Sysinternals for Nano Server – Mark Russinovich

Defrag Tools #164 – Sysinternals for Nano Server – Mark Russinovich

8 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Mark Russinovich and Andrew Mason (Program Manager for Nano Server) join Andrew Richards to discuss the release of the Sysinternals tools for Windows Server – Nano Server. Over 40 of the Sysinternals tools have been updated to support the headless execution on Nano Server via a remote shell (e.g. PowerShell, PsExec, […]
Defrag Tools #163 – Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) – Sysinternals Disk2VHD

Defrag Tools #163 – Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) – Sysinternals Disk2VHD

9 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Andrew Richards discuss Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) files. We first dive into what a VHD is, how you can boot from a VHD by configuring bcdedit settings, and we see how they look in Disk Management. We then use Sysinternals Disk2VHD – a quick and easy way to […]