Check your Windows power plan settings on your SharePoint machines

For a server workload on Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 your power plan should be set to High Performance. The default is balanced. This change is recommend for high CPU usage scenarios to ensure equal usage across all cores.


Deleting files you don’t have permission to

I’ve been struggling with this one for a bit, but finally found the answer today. On one of my lab machines, I have two hard drives. At one point I was dual booting Server 2008 and Vista x64. I had no need for the Vista x64 system anymore, so I wanted to reclaim the disk space…


MOSS Farms with Windows Server 2003 and 2008

Due to the confusion around running x86 and x64 in MOSS farms and it’s supportability, I wanted to take a minute to talk about Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 machines in one farm. Some of the SharePoint PMs confirmed internally there are no supportability issues around running a WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007…


Hyper-V hits RTM

Hyper-V went RTM today and is available for download. Also released are the management consoles. Make sure you check out the Windows Virtualization Team Blog. They’re celebrating “12 days of Virt-mas” (I didn’t come up with that :p ) with cool features over the next 12 days, which is when the updates will hit Windows…