Don’t use TxF

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Windows NT 6.x (Vista/Server 2008 and above) has many reliability mechanisms. Among them you can find the Windows Error Report, Application Restart & Recovery, The Restart Manager, and the Kernel Transaction Manager with Two resource managers, the Transactional Registry and Transactional NTFS, or in short TxF. However today I found out that it is no longer recommended to use TxF and that there are “better” alternatives, according to the MSDN documentation for CreateFileTransacted: [Microsoft strongly recommends developers utilize alternative means to achieve your application’s needs. Many scenarios that TxF was developed for can be achieved through simpler and...

The easy way to get dump files on Windows Vista/Server 2008 and Windows 7/Server 2008 R2

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I have finished a Windows Internal course this week at Taldor. Windows Internal is a very special course. Usually when you go to a course, you know what the direct benefit is. You go to C# course; you will learn how to code in C#. You go to WPF, you … got the point. When you take the Windows Internal course, you just become better Windows user, Administrator and Programmer. After the course you have the feeling that you know the system. You know how it is built; you know what's going inside the machine. Teaching the course is...

Vista Bridge

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

In my Dev Academy 3 lecture I have talked about the Vista Bridge. The link that I have in my slide is the old link. The new Version of the Vista Bridge can be found here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/VistaBridge   Enjoy.
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PDC-2008 Managed Development on Windows Server Core 2008 R2

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Windows Server Core is a subset of Windows Server 2008 dedicated to a specific mission. If you want to setup a DNS Server, a File Server, or a Media Server you don't need to full blown Windows Server machine. You don't need the Windows Shell, You don't need sound capabilities, you don't need ... you have got the idea. Using a subset of Windows Server 2008 results a smaller memory footprint, faster server and smaller attack service. For example comparing to the full Windows Server 2008, only 40 percents of the patches were needed for the Server Core....