General Troubleshooting Reference


Hello,

Within this blog I try to make a list of resources for general troubleshooting on Windows Operating System. The list is not exhaustive. However, I’ll try to keep the list as up-to-date as possible. So please come and visit again 🙂

This article is broken down into three parts :

ONLINE KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES
TOOLS
BOOKS

 

ONLINE KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES

The following resources are from Mark Russinovich. There are videos, blogs and various online resouces. The topics are around troubleshooting different problems using Mark’s tools. Some resources dive deep into the Windows Operating System.

Sysinternals Learning Resources

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb469930

 

Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/hh290819

 

Mark’s Webcasts

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963887

 

Mark’s Blog

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/markrussinovich/

 

The following is a very useful set of episodes on Channel 9. Each episode is about a different topic. It is basically around troubleshooting very different scenarios with a wide range of tools. It is highly probable that you encounter an episode that matches your current ongoing issue whatever that might be 🙂

 

Defrag Tools

https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools

Microsoft Blogs about Windows Technologies and Support

 

Windows Supportability Team Blog

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/supportingwindows/

 

Ask the Core Team / Microsoft Enterprise Platforms Support: Windows Server Core Team

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askcore/

 

Ask the Directory Services Team / Microsoft’s official enterprise support blog for AD DS and more

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askds/

 

Ask Premier Field Engineering (PFE) Platforms

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/

 

Ntdebugging Blog / Microsoft Advanced Windows Debugging and Troubleshooting

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ntdebugging/

 

Networking Blog / Windows Networking support team and Product team blog

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/networking/

 

Clustering and High-Availability / Failover Clustering and Network Load Balancing Team Blog

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/clustering/

 

Server Storage at Microsoft / The official blog of the Windows Server storage engineering teams

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/

 

The Hot Blog / In hot blog, we blog hotfix right!

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/hot/

 

Microsoft Edge Developer

https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev

 

IEBlog / Internet Explorer Team Blog

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ie/

 

Measuring Application Performance

 

Improving Your App’s Performance with PerfView

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2012/10/09/improving-your-apps-performance-with-perfview/

 

Vance Morrison’s Weblog

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vancem/tag/perfview/

 

PerfView Tutorial

https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/PerfView-Tutorial

 

Microsoft/perfview

https://github.com/Microsoft/perfview

 

 

TOOLS

 

Sysinternals Utilities Index

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb545027

 

PerfView

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28567

 

PerfView is a performance-analysis tool that helps isolate CPU- and memory-related performance issues.

PerfView Tutorial is a multipart series that can be found at :

https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/PerfView-Tutorial

 

The source code can be downloaded from

Microsoft/perfview

https://github.com/Microsoft/perfview

 

Windows Performance Toolkit

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/commercialize/test/wpt/index

 

Dependency Walker 2.2

http://www.dependencywalker.com/

 

 

BOOKS

 

Troubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition

https://www.amazon.com/Troubleshooting-Windows-Sysinternals-Tools-2nd/dp/0735684448/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=ESPM5ZENR3JX7QBCPZ7Z

 

Windows Performance Analysis Field Guide

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0124167012/ref=pd_sim_14_4?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0124167012&pd_rd_r=HNRWPWPPXDW1H86RX9CF&pd_rd_w=yQWRM&pd_rd_wg=fXuFA&psc=1&refRID=HNRWPWPPXDW1H86RX9CF

 

Windows Internals, Part 1 (6th Edition) (Developer Reference) 6th Edition

https://www.amazon.com/Windows-Internals-Part-Developer-Reference/dp/0735648735/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1475941683&sr=8-2&keywords=windows+internals

 

Windows Internals, Part 2 (6th Edition) (Developer Reference) 6th Edition

https://www.amazon.com/Windows-Internals-Part-Developer-Reference/dp/0735665877/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1475941683&sr=8-3&keywords=windows+internals

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