Tag: Servicepack

Hyper-V Hotfix for Intel Sandy Bridge and Westmere

If you are using Microsoft Hyper-V with new Intel Sandy Bridge or Intel Westmere processors and our server has over 48GB of physical RAM you may get a performance decrease. Microsoft released a hotfix (KB2517329) for this problem.

This could also be a problem with a lot of Hyper-V installations on Cisco UCS, because the most of them will use more than 48GB of memory.

The performance decrease could show its self in the the following issues:

  • The CPU usage is high and the server responds slowly when you copy large files on the computer. For example, you copy a 10-GB file
  • The disk I/O performance of the virtual machines (VMs) is slow
  • Windows takes a long time to start

The hotfix is not include in Service Pack 1 for Hpyer-V R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

For more information about this you can check KB2517329



Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) now available

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Microsoft released the new Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1). With this update you also have the new Hyper-V Manager Console for Hyper-V with SP1 and features like Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX.

You can Download the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) here.



Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

Today Microsoft released Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio. You can download the Update from MSDN.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1

There is also an update for the PowerGUI Extension for Visual Studio 2010. You can get this from Codeplex or in Visual Studio in the Extension Manager.

PowerGUI VSX 1.3.3