Videos

SSMS: Your one-stop-shop for SQL Server Performance Troubleshooting

12 months ago
Today’s guest on the Data Exposed show is Pedro Lopes, a PM in the SQL Server TIGER team, and he’s in the studio today to show off some of the things his team has been working on over the last year to help improve the tooling around SQL Server performance troubleshooting built right into SSMS.  […]

Defrag Tools #181 – System Power Report

12 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: Windows 10 Creators Update Updating, Fixing a Win10 Homegroup, Star Trek VR and more…

1 year ago
Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also […]

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

1 year 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 #175 – Debugging the Network Stack

1 year 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: New Year, New Defrag Show Episode!

1 year ago
Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also […]

Defrag Tools #172 – Application Hangs

1 year 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 […]
Troubleshooting IIS and ASP.NET Issues with Log Parser – DOS Attack 2

Troubleshooting IIS and ASP.NET Issues with Log Parser – DOS Attack 2

1 year ago
If you troubleshoot day in and day out, you will deal with an amazing amount of data. Because, to find out the cause and get to the bottom of the issue, we look into lot of places. For example: IIS Logs (If we are troubleshooting issues related to websites hosted in IIS), Windows event logs, […]
Troubleshooting Slow Response Issues with PHP Application

Troubleshooting Slow Response Issues with PHP Application

2 years ago
PHP performance issues are quite challenging to troubleshoot as we don’t have any in-built tools that comes with IIS. We could use tools like Windows Debugging tools, Debug Diagnostic or Perfview for any slow response for an applications running in IIS. However for PHP application this may not be helpful. This Video helps in using various […]
Troubleshooting IIS and ASP.NET Perf Issues with Perfmon – High CPU – Part 2

Troubleshooting IIS and ASP.NET Perf Issues with Perfmon – High CPU – Part 2

2 years ago
Some of the major resources in the operating system are the physical disk, memory, process, CPU and network.  Any of these resources when not utilized properly, will be leading to performance deterioration resulting in process hang or high CPU consumption. Perfmon is a tool to visually display the built-in performance of the operating system by […]
Troubleshooting IIS and ASP.NET Issues with Log Parser – HTTP Bad Request

Troubleshooting IIS and ASP.NET Issues with Log Parser – HTTP Bad Request

2 years ago
If you troubleshoot day in and day out, you will deal with an amazing amount of data. Because, to find out the cause and get to the bottom of the issue, we look into lot of places. For example: IIS Logs (If we are troubleshooting issues related to websites hosted in IIS), Windows event logs, […]
Troubleshooting IIS and ASP.NET Perf Issues with Perfmon – High CPU

Troubleshooting IIS and ASP.NET Perf Issues with Perfmon – High CPU

2 years ago
Some of the major resources in the operating system are the physical disk, memory, process, CPU and network.  Any of these resources when not utilized properly, will be leading to performance deterioration resulting in process hang or high CPU consumption. Perfmon is a tool to visually display the built-in performance of the operating system by […]