I am setting up 18 new machines for our company, and I have instructions from my new boss on setting up a Pagefile and Partition. I have looked at their existing machines to base the new setups off of, but there is no consistency between any 2 machines, which has left me extremely frustrated to say the least.
My instructions are...
1) Set a static pagefile (use recommended value as max/min), set it on SSD if SSD available.
2) Make 3 partitions: C: is used for OS and install files D: is used for backups on machines with a SSD. On machines without SSD create a D: partition for pagefile (2*installed RAM for partition size) E: must be the partition hosting user files
I have never messed with Pagefiles before, and looking at their existing machines is offering no help. My questions are...
1) As the machines I am setting up have no SSD (just 2 SATA drives) does it sound like the Pagefile should be setup on the C: (primary) drive or the D:? The instructions are vague so I have no idea.
2) As C: and D: are both Physical drives, does it sound like C: should be partitioned out to create the E: drive or D:?
Thanks for any help I can get. I am extremely stressed out under a massive workload right now, and these vague instructions are quite infuriating.