Updated Guidance from the Exchange Server team on disk timeouts

In response to my recent post about the updated guidelines for Windows disk timeouts, the Exchange Server team has released  updated guidance on disk timeout settings with Exchange Server deployments. The article, titled “Windows Disk Timeouts and Exchange Server 2010” is available here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/11/17/windows-disk-timeouts-and-exchange-server-2010.aspx   Thanks,   Bruce


The Windows Disk timeout value: Less is better

Updated: 6/7/2012 As a result of some internal discussions around this, I decided that a blog post was long overdue on this topic, as the ramifications of setting the timeout value for Disk.sys are not commonly understood completely, and can lead to long recovery times in enterprise environments. The Windows Disk timeout is stored in…


Using PowerShell to collect information for Storage Troubleshooting (Part 1: Hotfixes and System Events)

This will be part of a series of posts on how to utilize PowerShell to easily collect system information useful for troubleshooting Storage issues. In my first installment, we will cover the collection of currently installed Hotfixes, and collection of specific system events related to storage.   Collecting a list of installed hotfixes: The following…