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Defrag Tools #199 - Desktop App Assure

10/29/2018
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chris Jackson, the "App Compat Guy" (@appcompatguy), joins us to discuss Windows Desktop App Assure - a program for eligible customers and partners to access FastTrack Specialists who provide advisory and remediation guidance on deploying Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus - notably Application Compatibility. We delve into some examples that the program has diagnosed and show some of the tools the specialists (and yourselves) can use to determine the root...

Duration:00:24:39

Defrag Tools #198 - AaronLocker

10/8/2018
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, Aaron Margosis joins us to discuss AaronLocker - a set of scripts that help you configure AppLocker. AppLocker restricts application execution, auditing or protecting your system from unwanted/malicious software. We delve into the abilities of AppLocker, what the AaronLocker scripts automate, and see what it looks like when an application is blocked.. AaronLocker Application whitelisting with “AaronLocker”Aaron's BlogAaron Margosis' Non-Admin, App-Compat...

Duration:00:39:38

Defrag Tools #197 - Windows Defender ATP

10/1/2018
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chris Jackson, the "App Compat Guy" (@appcompatguy), joins us to discuss Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) - a unified platform for preventative protection, post-breach detection, automated investigation, and response. Defender ATP can be used to automatically investigate alerts and remediate complex threats in minutes. We delve into the Windows Defender Security Center, and perform Kusto queries to discover security events for the...

Duration:00:28:15

Defrag Tools #196 - Windows Defender Application Guard

8/20/2018
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, we discuss Windows Defender Application Guard, a great security feature in the Edge browser which allows you to easily run browser sessions in a virtual machine.

Duration:00:23:22

Defrag Tools #195 - Console Command Favorites

8/6/2018
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, we geek out on our favorite Command Prompt commands. Command covered: where.exe - Where Shows where a executable/script is on the PATH environment variable ipconfig.exe - IP Configuration IP Address Configuration - Basic IP Address Configuration - Advanced/All IP Address Renewal/Reset findstr.exe - Find String Contact us at defragtools@microsoft.com and/or @defragtools

Duration:00:22:20

Defrag Tools #194 - Windows Upgrade - Application and Device Inventory Files

7/9/2018
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, we continue talking about the Windows Upgrade Log files. We delve into the Application and Device Inventory Files, that describe application compatibility issues between OS Releases. The logs pre/post upgrade can be found in: You can review the logs manually, or use SetupDiag. Contact us at defragtools@microsoft.com and/or @defragtools

Duration:00:17:53

Defrag Tools #193 - Windows Upgrade Logs

7/2/2018
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, we talk about the Windows Upgrade Log files. The "Panther" logs track the installation of a Windows Upgrade. The logs contain Information, Warnings and Errors. Not all errors are fatal, the trick is to look at only the (last) fatal error if an upgrade fails. The logs pre/post upgrade can be found in: You can review the logs manually, or use SetupDiag. In the next episode, we'll dive deep into the logs when there is an application migration...

Duration:00:24:35

Defrag Tools #192 - Windows Update and Windows Upgrade

6/25/2018
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, we talk about Windows Update and Windows Setup. We describe the different technologies, what each does to download the software, prepare the installation, and finish the installation. In the next episode, we'll dive deep into the logs, showing you how to troubleshoot an installation issue.

Duration:00:26:20

Defrag Tools #191 - HRESULT Error Codes

4/23/2018
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, we talk about HRESULT based Error Codes. The 32bits in the HRESULT have meanings, allowing the reader to gain additional insights into the error. Of note: The 32nd bit (the top bit) indicates if an error occurred or not. This is why errors are 0x8xxxxxxx. The 16-26 bits are the Facility - the originating API (Win32, CLR, XAML, etc.). The 0-15 bits are the (Error) Code. Common NULL Facility Error Codes Common Win32 Facility Error Codes These are built...

Duration:00:24:24

Defrag Tools #190 - Performance Power Slider

3/26/2018
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by Jorge Novillo and Ojasvi Choudhary to discuss the Performance Power Slider in Windows 10. We discuss how it works, how hardware partners can customize it, and how users can adjust some of its settings. Related Links: Overview & how to customize the default Perf Power Slider positionMicrosoft DocsPerf Power Slider Knob 1 – Processor TuningProcessor Power Management TuningPerformance Energy Preference TuningPerf Power Slider Knob 2...

Duration:00:19:36

Defrag Tools #189 - Inside Show

1/29/2018
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Announcing the Inside Show, the show that takes you inside Windows! Inside covers Windows Features, Windows Internals, Exception Codes, Bugcheck Codes and Debugger Commands. Each episode is just 5 minutes, with no specific order between episodes. Watch the Welcome video! For longer topics (15-30min), we'll continue to cover them on Defrag Tools in 1 or more parts. Email questions, comments and requests to InsideShow@microsoft.com and DefragTools@microsoft.com

Duration:00:03:01

Defrag Tools #188 - Cyber Monday - What tech to buy?

11/27/2017
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Andrew Richards talk about what tech you could buy on Cyber Monday. We talk about USB Sticks, USB Cables, MicroSD Readers, International Power Adapters, Charging Stations, UPS Backup, Network Testers, Memory Sticks, Disk Drives, Drive adapters, Xbox Live, Xbox Game Pass, ... and many more things. For Intel Product Specs (to determine supported RAM, etc.), refer to http://ark.intel.com (Apologies for Andrew's poor voice)

Duration:00:31:52

Defrag Tools #187 - Ninjacat Unicorn

10/30/2017
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Andrew Richards talk to Marc Goodner and Reid Borsuk about the maker community at Microsoft, and the cool Ninjacat statue they built. Make sure to watch to the end to see all of its, shall we say... special features!

Duration:00:11:59

Defrag Tools #186 - Time Travel Debugging - Advanced

10/23/2017
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards is joined by JCAB (Juan Carlos Arevalo Baeza) and Jordi Mola from the Windows Debugger team to demonstrate some more advanced usage of a new feature of WinDbg Preview: Time Travel Debugging (TTD). Related Links: WinDbg Preview (download from Microsoft Store) Time Travel Debugging Overview (Online documentation) Debugging Tools for Windows Blog Time Travel Debugging FAQ Timeline: [00:00] Introductions [01:07] Seeing a memory...

Duration:00:27:45

Defrag Tools #185 - Time Travel Debugging - Introduction

9/25/2017
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by James Pinkerton and Ivette Carreras to introduce a new feature of WinDbg Preview: Time Travel Debugging (TTD). Related Links: WinDbg Preview (download from Microsoft Store) Time Travel Debugging Overview (Online documentation) Debugging Tools for Windows Blog Time Travel Debugging FAQ Timeline: [00:00] Introductions [00:54] Introducing Time Travel Debugging (TTD) [05:06] Tracing [07:33] Debugging Forwards [09:23]...

Duration:00:19:30

Defrag Tools #184 - JavaScript in WinDbg Preview

9/18/2017
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, we continue our series on the new WinDbg Preview. Andrew Richards is joined by Bill Messmer to talk about the updated scripting engine. Related Links: WinDbg Preview (download from Microsoft Store) Documentation for WinDbg Preview (Dev Center) Announcement blog post Related Episodes: Defrag Tools #138 - Debugging - 'dx' Command Part 1 Defrag Tools #139 - Debugging - 'dx' Command Part 2 Defrag Tools #169 - Debugging Tools For Windows Team Defrag...

Duration:00:21:07

Defrag Tools #182 - WinDbg Preview Part 1

8/28/2017
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by Tim Misiak and Andy Luhrs to introduce WinDbg Preview, a new version of the WinDbg tool. Also see our followup episode: Defrag Tools #183 - WinDbg Preview Part 2 Related Links: WinDbg Preview (download from Microsoft Store) Documentation for WinDbg Preview (Dev Center) Announcement blog post Timeline: [00:00] Welcome and introductions [00:32] All new shell, and it's available as a Store app [01:17] Yes, all your old...

Duration:00:11:14

Defrag Tools #183 - WinDbg Preview Part 2

8/28/2017
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by Nickolay Ratchev and Tim Misiak to show off some features of WinDbg Preview, a new version of the WinDbg tool. Also see our previous episode, if you missed it: Defrag Tools #182 - WinDbg Preview Part 1 Related Links: WinDbg Preview (download from Microsoft Store) Documentation for WinDbg Preview (Dev Center) Announcement blog post Timeline: [00:00] Welcome and introductions [00:42] Recent targets - every debugging session is...

Duration:00:09:38

Defrag Tools #181 - System Power Report

6/26/2017
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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 tool) Defrag Tools #157 - Energy Estimation Engine (E3) (the framework used for estimating power usage) Timeline: [00:00] Welcome and introductions [00:30]...

Duration:00:32:04

Defrag Tools #180 - Active Memory Dump

6/19/2017
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In this episode of Defrag Tools, Graham McIntyre joins Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder to talk about the new Active Memory Dump type. This new kernel dump size replaces the Complete Memory Dump type, and although much smaller, is equally as useful.

Duration:00:21:35