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I'm in the process of converting a Classic ASP web site from an older server to a newer, faster box. Both servers run Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition.

The new box runs about 20-25% slower than the bold box even though the new one is much more powerful. The one caveat is that when the new box is first re-started it loads the pages 30% faster than the old box for 60-90 seconds.

After the 1-2 minute "reboot window" it then goes back to serving up the pages 20-25% slower than the old box. The newer box has integrated FTP through IIS versus FileZilla for the older machine.

I suspect something is still loading or configuring in that reboot window, but I'm out of ideas on what is slowing the box down. I tried turning off the FTP, but that did not help.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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you could simply disable the ftp service to check to see if that is the issue. I've not found the FTP service to be a resource hog. I'd start in the task manager and go from there. Odds are you have something running/starting that is causing the performance to drop. Though once cached, some stuff should be much faster.. –  MikeAWood Nov 21 '12 at 0:52
Thanks Mike. I turned off the FTP service and the Firewall temporarily to see if either is the cause. Neither had an impact. I have tested the Re-Start several times and indeed the server is noticeably quicker for about 45-60 seconds and then slows down. I also checked Task Manager and didn't see anything. –  Bill Moreland Nov 21 '12 at 3:54
Is the w3svc service running out of ram? it might be quick to load till it has to page out, but even that sounds like a weak assumption. –  MikeAWood Nov 28 '12 at 20:40

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