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Windows 7, Server 2008 R2 and SBS 2011 RTM or SP1 – svchost.exe may hold a lock on a service and cause slow Windows startup

You may find that svchost.exe holds a lock on a service whilst all the service libraries are being loaded.  This in turn then prevents any other services in the same instance of svchost.exe from starting up until the call to the function has been returned. An updated version of svchost.exe that will address the issue is … Continue Reading ››

Windows Server 2008 R2 and SBS 2011 RTM or SP1 – You may experience disk I/O performance issues with certain Intel Xeon Processors

You may experience disk I/O performance issues if your server contains an Intel Xeon Westmere-EX (10 Core) processor This can occur because some of the I/O completion port objects are not cache-aligned. This behavior is what causes poor disk I/O performance. You can resolve the issue by updating Ntoskrnl.exe and Ntkrnlpa.exe updated versions are available for download from Continue Reading ››

The Startup Process in Windows 7 – SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 – SP1 may be slower than expected

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Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Small Business Server 2011 is slow to respond or may stop responding for 10-20 seconds

If your Server is running Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 or Windows Small Business Server 2011 Service Pack 1, you utilise RAID and have more than 4GB of memory then you are likely to be affected by this issue.  It seems to impact those servers running memory hungry applications such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL … Continue Reading ››