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High CPU/High Memory in WSUS following Update Tuesdays

Updated 8/24/2017 – Hotfix information added. Recently, we’ve seen an increase in the number of high CPU/High Memory usage problems with WSUS, including WSUS in a System Center Configuration Manager environment – these have mostly corresponded with Update Tuesdays. Microsoft ... continue reading
Enabling Surface Laptop keyboard during MDT deployment

Enabling Surface Laptop keyboard during MDT deployment

Hi, my name is Scott McArthur and I am Supportability PM with commercial Surface. Today’s blog will discuss how to enable the keyboard on the new Surface Laptop during a Microsoft Deployment Toolkit deployment. The information in this blog could ... continue reading

Known Lock Screen issues with Creator’s Update (1703)

One of our regular contributors, Kim Johnson, has written a blog titled “Known Lock Screen issues with Creator’s Update (1703)“. You can read the blog here ... continue reading

Building a KMS Host on Windows 8

Support Lifecycle: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle?C2=16796 This blog post is part of a series of posts, detailing the build process and activating capabilities of a KMS host on a particular host operating system. The operating system dictates which KMS host key (CSVLK) can ... continue reading
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Building a KMS Host on Windows Server 2008 R2

Support Lifecycle: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle?p1=14134 This blog post is part of a series of posts, detailing the build process and activating capabilities of a KMS host on a particular host operating system. The operating system dictates which KMS host key (CSVLK) can ... continue reading
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Error Adding Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 2016 LTSB Product Keys to VAMT 3.1

My name is Shannon Gowen and I am a Serviceability Support Escalation Engineer for Windows Client and Server Beta. This is a short blog describing an issue that you might see utilizing the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) with Windows ... continue reading

Why Bitlocker takes longer to complete the encryption in Windows 10 as compared to Windows 7

Hello, my name is Ritesh Sinha and I am a Support Escalation Engineer on the Windows team. Today’s blog will cover “Why Bitlocker takes longer to complete the encryption in Windows 10 as compared to Windows 7”. A brief summary ... continue reading

Adobe Flash support on Windows Server 2016

With the changes that have occurred to further align the Windows Server and Client desktop experiences, one of the most commonly asked questions is “Does Windows Server 2016 ship with Adobe Flash?” Answer: Adobe is included and does ship on ... continue reading