Windows 2008 Server Performance Tuning Guidelines


Download: Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server

This guide describes important tuning parameters and settings that you can adjust to improve the performance and energy efficiency of the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. This guide describes each setting and its potential effect to help you make an informed decision about its relevance to your system, workload, and performance goals.

This paper is for information technology (IT) professionals and system administrators who need to tune the performance of a server that is running Windows Server 2008 R2.

This information applies to the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system.

What’s New:

  • “Performance Tuning for Web Servers” – Updated guidance to reflect that Http.sys manages connections automatically.

  • “Performance Tuning for File Servers” – Fixed typos in NFS Server tuning parameter registry keys.

  • “Performance Tuning for Virtualization Servers” – Added information about Dynamic Memory tuning.

  • “Performance Tuning for TPC-E Workload” – Clarified tuning guidance.

  • “Resources” – Updated references

Included in this white paper:

  • Choosing and Tuning Server Hardware

  • Performance Tuning for the Networking Subsystem

  • Performance Tuning for the Storage Subsystem

  • Performance Tuning for Web Servers

  • Performance Tuning for File Servers

  • Performance Tuning for Active Directory Servers

  • Performance Tuning for Remote Desktop Session Host (formerly Terminal Server)

  • Performance Tuning for Remote Desktop Gateway

  • Performance Tuning for Virtualization Servers

  • Performance Tuning for File Server Workload (NetBench)

  • Performance Tuning for File Server Workload (SPECsfs2008)

  • Performance Tuning for Network Workload (NTttcp)

  • Performance Tuning for Remote Desktop Services Knowledge Worker Workload

  • Performance Tuning for SAP Sales and Distribution Two-Tier Workload

  • Performance Tuning for TCP-E Workload

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