Hardcore troubleshooting using Logs, Process Monitor, PowerShell and Excel

I’m a huge fan of the Sysinternals Suite – Process Monitor being one of my faves – and am loving using PowerShell to do ever more, but this post is at another level: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2012/06/01/what-s-causing-that-dfsr-change-storm.aspx

Hopefully I’ll be able to use similar techniques for those really tricky problems that rear their ugly head from time to time. Bring it on!

Malware Hunting with the Sysinternals Tools

I’ve just finished watching the best instructional video to date on Malware Hunting with the Sysinternals Tools, part of the latest TechEd 2012 sessions. There is also a similar PDF available for many of these tips.

The Sysinternals Suite has been my one of my favourite toolkits for many years, and although I already use most of the techniques shown in the video above, there were a few new features for me to get stuck into. Highly recommended.

Other TechEd sessions I’ve enjoyed watching include videos from the following speakers:


The synchronization with the upstream server or Microsoft Update was cancelled – WSUS Error

When initially setting up WSUS, you may get the following error when trying to synchronize with Microsoft for the first time:

“The synchronization with the upstream server or Microsoft Update was canceled”:

It took a while, but I finally fixed the problem!

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