Get the latest version of the GPOTool.exe

The latest version of the GPOtool is the one that is included within the Microsoft Windows 2003 Resource kit. That’s what we all used to know. BUT hey I just figured out a few days ago that there is actually an official newer version around it’s included within the Microsoft Product Reports Utility. Here’s how to get it. When launching the mpsreports_x86.exe or mpsreports_x64.exe the utility extracts the files into the temp folder. when completed, Read More …

Have you checked your Group Policy Health lately?

Group Policies are an essential part of every Windows Client infrastructure and it’s therefore critical to regularly spend some effort to ensure that things are in a healthy state. I would define a healthy Group Policy infrastructure as following: All Group Policies are correctly synched across all domain controllers There are no unlinked Group Policies (unless it’s by purpose because we use them only ad-hoc for testing purposes) There are no Group Policies that are Read More …

ToolTip: Xperf123 simplify Windows Performance Data Collection

Those of you who have been using the Windows Performance Analysis Toolkit know of the many command line options xperf provides. Xperf123 solves that challenge by providing an intuitive user interface to configure and start a trace. Xperf123 provides the following trace options: General Base Disk I/O High CPU Paged/Non Paged Pool Working Set Heap Leaks Virtual Allocations (Memory Leak) Wait Analysis Shutdown Reboot Startup Hibernation Note that the Xperf123 download package has the 64 Read More …

Tip: Quickest way to find out the installed Java version

To find out the Java version you have installed, simply open a command prompt and type java –version