Tools To Simulate CPU / Memory / Disk Load

I have seen a lot of people searching for tools to simulate high CPU, Memory and Disk issues. Here are the tools I use Simulate High CPU Usage CPUSTRES.EXE is a tool you can use to simulate High CPU usage by an user mode process. Its available for download from the Windows Sysinternals website. Here…


Windows 8 is the Super workstation OS I had been waiting for

Long back I had written a blog post about Using Windows Server 2008 as a SUPER workstation OS that caused a lot of buzz Server 2008: The Windows Workstation we always wanted Review: Using Windows Server 2008 on a PC I had my reasons to use a Server OS on my work laptop and have been…


Getting better stack traces in Process Monitor / Process Explorer

Process Monitor and Process Explorer are great tools for troubleshooting issues on Windows machines. Process Explorer can be used to investigate a running process from handles to dlls loaded. Process Monitor is my favourate and it can be used to monitor file system / registry activity on a machine. It logs all access to the…


Using Windows Server 2008 as a SUPER workstation OS … Cont’d

This is a continuation of my previous post  Using Windows Server 2008 as a SUPER workstation OS Here are a couple of things I missed in my previous post 11. Processor Scheduling As pointed out in a comment on my previous post; On Windows Server 2008 background services are given preference over interactive programs. You…


Using Windows Server 2008 as a SUPER workstation OS

Windows Server 2008 is the best OS to be released till date from Microsoft’s stable. And the moment I got hold of the RTM build I could not resist installing it on my workstation. Due to the nature of my work I always prefer running a Server OS on my main workstation… I have been…