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Optimizing Windows NT

By TMoff ·
Besides removing cookie files, *.tmp files , setting the VM at appox. 2 times the RAM, defragging and keeping non system fonts and screen savers to a minimum what are some other things that I came do to ensure my Windows NT system is running the best it can ?

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by SpyderGST1 In reply to Optimizing Windows NT

After installing Service Pack 4 or higher, you may notice that your network seems to have slowed down. This is because of a change that Microsoft made to the RDR.sys file that increases network traffic. This fix was for a problem with handles being invalidated when a dismount occurs. While Microsoft is likely to fix this problem in SP7, you can address it now with the following registry change: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Rdr\Parameters] "FileSystemControlFilter"=dword:00000000.

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by SpyderGST1 In reply to Optimizing Windows NT

I have always run the MS Office shortcut bar on my NT server (desktop) at my desk and I have never had any problems.

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by TMoff In reply to Optimizing Windows NT

This is a bit too advanced for me to explain to a basic user.Thank you.

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by tony.colgrove In reply to Optimizing Windows NT

Set the properties on the Server Service. If this is a file and print server, set it for file sharing, if its going to be running Exchange or SQL, set it Network Applications.
Don't install IIS if this is not a web server.
Don't install it as aBDC, unless you absolutely think you need another one on the network. Let your app servers, do that server apps, not logon requests.
just my 2cents

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by TMoff In reply to Optimizing Windows NT

This question was for machines that are already up and running as workstations. Thank you

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by lkcarpenter In reply to Optimizing Windows NT

You should never have the office shortcut bar running in windows NT. With my experience, it causes lock ups and distorts the desktop. Also make sure you don't have active desktop running either, this too causes problems with NT. The reason being is it takes alot of resources up when running. If you want the easy way in opening up files or programs, best thing to do is create shortcuts on the desktop, this uses less resources and won't create problems with NT. Another good idea for all OS'sis to remove any applications in the "Start Up" folder, this will also help your PC to shutdown properly too.

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by TMoff In reply to Optimizing Windows NT

I have never had a problem with the short cut bar. In working with over 800 NT systems, I have not had this be a problem. Thank you.

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by joe_whitley In reply to Optimizing Windows NT

Stop any services that are not being used or set to manual start, and uninstall any apps not being used. This will save HD space and memory. I would not use screensavers, especially if it is a server.

Have fun:)

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by TMoff In reply to Optimizing Windows NT
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by Ramy Naguib In reply to Optimizing Windows NT

1-Setting the VM to 2 times the RAM is not allways a good idea ,as in this case the page file data will be fragmented inside the file.
Microsoft recommend to have VM =PHYSICAL RAM+12. Unless the application you have on the server states other than this.
2-If you can ,move the page file in a diffrent physical disk.
3-If you can ,try using the fastest SCSI card and disks in your system.
4-Make sure your pci cards are installed in the recommended (Check the manifucturer of your system) as on the motherboards there is allways a diffrent priority for PCI buses (diffrent bandwidth) .
5-From (NetWork neighborhood)remove any unwanted services and try using ony TCP/IP protocol any and remove others if possible.
Have a nice day
Ramy Naguib

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