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Defragmentation of NT Server

By bemmerling ·
I am consulting on a NT 4 server and noted that NT server does not come with a defragmentation program, though it does seem to indicate a place for it. The system I am looking at has been up for three years and needs to be defragged.

I also noticed that the standard Norton programs aren't to be used with the NT server. Why is this?

What programs are available to defrag NT Server and which is best? The only thing I have found so far is Diskeeper.

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by jschein In reply to Defragmentation of NT Ser ...

Diskeeper is the program in which windows defragmenter is based on just so you know. They built the "basic" engine that is on all windows operating systems.

NT server needs to have one installed. Used diskeeper. Diskeeper is the same engine, just "modified" (for retail reasons) to run alot faster.

You can install the trial version - free - run it, use it and defrag then uninstall it. Then in half a year when needed, do the same to save money. However, their licenses are fairly cheap and the program is excellent as far as speed and reliability is concerned.

Norton is used for general OS, not servers. Unless you are dealing with the Enterprise editions. Not to mention, norton installs multiple additional programs which are not enterprise friendly in my opinion. Would recommend McAfee's Enterprise edition.

I hope this helps you.

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by kjpa In reply to Defragmentation of NT Ser ...

Another program is call PeferctDisk.

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by rboone In reply to Defragmentation of NT Ser ...

I would suggest using Diskeeper. I have personally used it on multiple NT 4 servers and have had great success.(yes, even with TSE) I know this is more of a testimate rather than an answer, but I hope it helps.

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