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Tip: Configure Application Performance on Windows Server 2008 R2

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Application performance is related to processor scheduling caching options that you set for the Windows Server 2008 R2 system. Processor scheduling determines the responsiveness of applications you are running interactively (as opposed to background applications that might be running on the system as services). You control application performance by following these steps:

1. Access the Advanced tab in the System Properties dialog box, and then display the Performance Options dialog box by clicking Settings in the Performance panel.

2. In the Performance Options dialog box, click the Advanced tab.

3. In the Processor Scheduling panel, you have the following options:

  • Programs Use this option to give the active application the best response time and the greatest share of available resources. Generally, you’ll want to use this option only on development servers or when you are using Windows Server 2008 R2 as your desktop operating system.
  • Background Services Use this option to give background applications a better response time than the active application. Generally, you’ll want to use this option for production servers.

4. Click OK.

From the Microsoft Press book Windows Server 2008 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant, Second Edition by William R. Stanek.

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