Links to Storage resources for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Updated: 7/1/2012 As it can be difficult to locate all of our public content related to Storage and FileSystems on various Microsoft sites for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server “8” beta, I wanted to provide a list of documentation related to the consumer preview. The list below is intended to be a…


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…


Updated Users Guide for the iSCSI Initiator is now available

We have released an updated users guide for the iSCSI initiator on Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.  The guide includes additional detail such as error messages, and registry settings for tweaking the iSCSI connection.  iSCSI Initiator User’s Guide For Windows 7


Microsoft iSCSI Software Target is now available for public download

Today, Microsoft has made this software publicly available to all users of Windows Server 2008 R2. The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target has been available for production use as part of Windows Storage Server since early 2007. It has also been available for development and test use by MSDN and TechNet subscribers starting in May 2009….


New NTFS CHKDSK whitepaper

Just wanted to let everyone know that the filesystem team has released a new whitepaper “NTFS CHKDSK Best Practices and Performance”, which is available at the link below: “NTFS Chkdsk Best Practices and Performance” There are also some additional articles discussing this as the links below: http://blogs.technet.com/b/storageserver/archive/2011/02/23/guidance-for-sizing-ntfs-volumes.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2011/02/22/new-white-paper-providing-guidance-for-sizing-ntfs-volumes.aspx Thanks, Bruce