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SQL Server 2016 Public Preview (CTP2) - Live Query Statistics

I have spent a lot of time at customer locations working on resolving SQL Server performance issues on business critical environments. This also involves helping customers understand how to track down the performance bottlenecks and the remediation steps that need to be taken to remove identified performance bottlenecks. 504 more words

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Another Case of IE and Outlook Crashes

I haven’t done one of these in quite awhile. So without further ado.

The symptom: Internet Explorer 11 and Outlook were crashing*. This was happening in all cases after applying a new task sequence. 941 more words


By Example - Running Diag Manager against SQL Server 2012-2014

Its a relatively simple process to re-configure a PsDiag execution set for SQL Server 2012/2014. below are the steps to configure a default build and make it run on a SQL Server 2014. 174 more words

By Example

Using Resource Monitor to Identify an Outlook Hang

Not too long ago I was asked to start looking into then recent reports of Outlook hanging on first launch. The first launch hang symptom happened as mail items were writing into the OST (cached mode) as user’s came in each morning and opened Outlook. 360 more words

Troubleshooting Tools

More Web Page Troubleshooting with IE Developer Tools

A user was complaining that they could not access a web page. The initial impression was that it was being blocked. I bypassed the proxy mechanism in place that normally restricts web traffic but saw that the page still could not be loaded. 224 more words

Troubleshooting Tools

Configure WinHttp for Proxy

Recently, we were testing a new remote desktop application but I was experiencing problems connecting to the application, and it wasn’t isolated to a single workstation. 460 more words


Process Monitor (Procmon.exe)

Please note that I use this note for myself. If you find it helpful you can visit and share your knowledge. Right now, I am trying to learn how to analyze a problem by process monitor. 238 more words

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