Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques for Windows Server

Sysadmins must know how to resolve Blue Screens of Death, hangs, and performance outages. In this course, real-world demos illustrate techniques, tools, and scripts used to identify buggy drivers, failing hardware, and resource bottlenecks.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Jun 1, 2018
Duration
4h 43m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Analyzing Software Crashes, the Most Common Blue Screen of Death
Remediating Hardware Crashes
Resolving Hang Timeout Crashes
Troubleshooting System Lockups
Identifying Depleted System Resources
Tackling Performance Outages
Using Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques
Troubleshooting Best Practices
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Jun 1, 2018
Duration
4h 43m
Description

Unexpected system outages can challenge even the most seasoned administrators. Knowing what to do and the right tools to use can mean the difference between a few minutes of downtime versus hours or even days of disruption. In this course, Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques for Windows Server, you will learn how to tackle real-world outages. First, you will analyze the most common Blue Screens of Death (BSOD). Then, you will remediate hardware crashes, resolve hangs and lockups, and identify depleted resources and performance bottlenecks. Finally, you will see the best troubleshooting practices and techniques illustrated by over a dozen real-world demonstrations. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to tackle the toughest outages in your environment.

About the author
About the author

With over 25 years of computing experience at Digital, Compaq and HP, Bruce is a well-known resource for resolving highly complex problems involving clusters, SAN’s, networking and internals.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
(Music playing) Greetings, everyone! My name is Bruce Mackenzie-Low, and welcome to my course, Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques for Windows Server. I've been troubleshooting systems in the industry for over 30 years, specializing in Windows crash dump analysis and performance tuning. So let's face it, when system outages occur, there's a lot of finger-pointing between hardware and software vendors. In this course, we're going to stop the finger-pointing by teaching you how to prove what caused the system to fail. We'll cover a variety of topics, including analyzing the infamous blue screen of death, remediating hardware crashes, troubleshooting system lockups, identifying depleted resources, tackling performance outages, as well as an assortment of tips and tricks along the way. Over a dozen real-world demos will accompany the material, allowing you to see the advanced troubleshooting techniques in action. A summary of the very best troubleshooting practices will conclude the course, along with a list of helpful cheat sheets and charts to guide you on your way. By the end of this course, you'll know how to tackle the toughest problems that Windows can dish out, along with the confidence of knowing the right tools and techniques for the job. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the fundamentals of Windows kernel debugging and performance monitoring. Both of these courses are available at Pluralsight. So, I hope you'll join me on this journey to the next level up with Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques for Windows Server, only at Pluralsight.