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Logging detailed network activity on Windows Server 2008

One of my clients is experiencing internet delays and outages within their small network. They've verified with their cable company that the issue is not related to any cable company outages. The ...
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1answer
71 views

Performance and Microsoft Security Essentials Real Time Protection on Server 2008

Is it smart to turn off real time protection for Microsoft Security Essentials on Server 2008? Will this help with performance? I have it running a scan every night.
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Dual Drive Failure and server restore slowness on Windows Server R2

I recently had a hosting company that had a dual drive failure within 6 minutes of each other, not sure how that could even happen. However they had to restore a backup of the server last night. ...
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1answer
106 views

Using all host resources for a single Windows VM (KVM) - how to improve performance

We're using KVM/qemu on Ubuntu 12.04 to spawn a Windows 2008 R2 VM that uses a lot of host resources (all CPU cores, 4GB RAM). It seems that during a Windows boot that Windows allocates all its ...
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85 views

How Long Should Data Collection Sets run in Windows Server Performance Montioring

I currently have an application server and a database server both running on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have been tasked with generating a weekly report on the utilization of CPU, Memory and Disk. I am ...
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531 views

Windows Server 2008: “not genuine” - performance impact?

Is it possible that not activating a copy of Windows Server 2008 might have a performance impact, specifically over TCP? Background: I've been provided with a Windows Server 2008 Oracle VM. It ...
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1answer
199 views

VMware Performance Monitor: How does aggregation work for VM Processor\% Processor Time

I'm monitoring a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 VM running on vSphere 5.1 for CPU bottlenecks. I'm using Performance Monitor and configured a few counters. Two of which are Processor\% Processor Time and ...
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1answer
100 views

App slow on Server 2008 r2 but fast on Windows 7

I have an app that runs fast on windows 7, but when I host it on windows server 2008 r2, it's much slower. I've turned power power options to 'Hi Performance' and set optimization to programs rather ...
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1answer
29 views

SQL Server Hardware Config

i am an IT Consultant and take up projects for my clients for setting up complete IT infrastructure. I have a client who has been facing problem with their DATABASE, he is a retail distributor for ...
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348 views

Windows Server 2008 R2 running PHP poor performance

At work we have a Windows Server 2008 R2 setup as webserver. We have IIS installed and with the Web Platform Installer we have installed PHP. The problem now is, the performance of the server is ...
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483 views

What tools can I use to measure Active Directory response time to queries?

Windows Server 2008 / Active Directory Is there a way to measure the response time for queries going to AD? I have an application that checks to see if a user exists in AD and lately, this seems to ...
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2answers
345 views

How fast can a Windows 2008 CIFS client write to SAMBA server using 10Gb NIC?

We are experiencing a performance problem using Windows 2008 CIFS client. We have a FreeNAS server that delivers 1.3GB/s on ZFS write. We have 10Gb network connecting NAS server and CIFS clients. ...
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542 views

Measuring network latency

I want to measure performance of the network, especially latency. We are performing stress tests of a system that sends live audio / video data over the network. When there are multiple simultaneous ...
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1answer
74 views

Hyper-V and CPU Usage

I'm renting VPS that I believe is using Hyper-V. Lately the processor performance of my VPS has been terrible, yet the CPU usage in the task manager doesn't show it struggling. Is the CPU usage in the ...
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1answer
24 views

How to customize Windows “Performance Monitor”?

I'm wondering if that's possible to set a customized action counter that is not listed as one of the counters? e.g. a batch script that measure a time for running my application, and then notify the ...
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1answer
474 views

How to Check Download/Upload Speed to Web Server?

I have a web server in the US (MS Windows 2008). Chinese users are complaining of slow speeds and SQL command timeouts. Other Asian and European users are not.How do I check the speed ...
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1answer
103 views

Setting up perfmon across various servers

I set up some performance gathering in Performance Monitor (perfmon) on a particular server. (I setup a Data Collector Set for the server, with specific Data Collectors, setup start and stop ...
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1answer
102 views

What App Pool configuration do you recommend for this?

I have a website which does convertion of pdfs to word docs. My server is 8GB Quad-Core Opteron. A conversion can take between 1 seconds for a small pdf file (eg 35kb) to 60 seconds (for pdf files of ...
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2answers
103 views

Troubleshooting server performance with a hosted server?

We are in a tough spot, we have a hosted server with the following specs: OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 64bit Processor: Intel Xeon X7550 @ 2GHz (8 processors) RAM: 16GB The file system ...
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2answers
688 views

Windows 2008 R2 IIS 7.5 very poor performance

I have very strange issue with Windows server 2008 R2 with IIS 7.5 installed on server with cpu with 24 cores and 24 GB ram. The problem is that with apache benchmark tool I can't force the IIS to ...
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1answer
203 views

RDMA architecture - do you need adapters on both ends?

I know Linux can use RDMA NICs like Solarflare... I just found Intel has something like that NetEffect cards. But Intel is talking all about clusters.. Can someone please explain. If I want ...
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2answers
2k views

Unable to increase the dynamic port range on Windows Server 2008

I'm trying to "tune" the TCP/IP stack on some Windows Server 2008 machines by following the instructions here: ...
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2answers
376 views

Very active database with high % disk times

I have a very active website which is using a NoSql database (RavenDb). I don't have exact figures as i'm not quite sure how to extract this information (any help would be great!) But looking in ...
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1answer
261 views

How can detect the count of page fault on windows OS? [closed]

How can detect the count of page fault on windows 2008 or windows 7? in the next process is it possible detect the best RAM for system (system is dedicated server on the web)? thanks a lot
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2answers
114 views

Server performance problems every 12 hours after reboot

I am using a Windows VPS with Windows Web Server 2008 R2. The server is running IIS and MSSQL Server 2008 R2. Every 12 hours I have performance issues on this server. This occurs every 12 hours after ...
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1answer
281 views

How can I save the counters’ setup in windows performance monitor

I need a comprehensive and complex set of performance counters in windows performance monitor. At this point every time that I use performance monitor, I have to add the counters, one by one. Is there ...
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1answer
226 views

Looking for an open source and better alternative for windows performance monitor [closed]

Is there any open source and better alternative for windows performance monitor? Thank you,
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787 views

Disk warning 51 on Windows 2008 x64 Standard R1

I keep getting a disk warning 51 message in the system log every few months. It eventually causes the server to crash (killing all my network services), forcing me to do a hard reboot. Full error ...
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1answer
929 views

Performance of Citrix XenApp 6.0 vs just Windows 2008 R2 RDP

Did anyone notice any performance gain while using Remote Desktop via Citrix XenApp 6.0 vs just plain Terminal Services on Windows 2008 Server R2? I understand that Citrix offers a lot of great ...
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1answer
174 views

Server freeze (Disk I/O possibly)

I have a Windows Server 2008 machine that is resyncing disks after a powerloss. The issue is that the system becomes unresponsive after about 10 minutes. We've checked with resource monitor and found ...
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0answers
182 views

What Logman Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-File trace provider flags should I use to monitor file IOPS/MBps

I'm trying to analyse the load on my server down to the file level, so I can move the most active files to their own disk spindles. I tried: logman start 001 -p Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-File 0x10 ...
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3answers
687 views

How Windows choose what network adapter to use when redundant adapters are available?

I have a following configuration: two Windows Server 2008 non-virtual machines (a database server and an application server) are connected to the same network through two network adapters, a fast one ...
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1answer
429 views

Windows Performance Monitor keeps trying to add unwanted counters

I have been running a Data Collector Set for SQL Server for a week, and everything was going just fine until I tried clicking on Action -> Save Current View and now it always tries to add the ...
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10answers
3k views

Would rebooting the server in a schedule be good idea for performance?

I am wondering if rebooting a server in a schedule would be good idea for performance. Let's say we want to reboot the server at 02:00 AM per 2 nights. The server here is Windows Server 2008 R2. ...
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1answer
1k views

Windows Server 2008 File Server Performance Tuning

I am running a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 File Server on our network. It seems that there are many times where accessing the data from the server is really slow, sluggish, or non-responsive. ...
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2answers
797 views

Following migration (Server 2003 to 2008), File Services is SLOW; any idea why?

Okay - the run-down: INITIAL INSTALL Brought a new Dell rack-mount server up, running Server 2008 Standard x64. All Windows updates, File Services role added; everything completed without issue. ...
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2answers
381 views

Inducing artificial network latency in Hyper-V

I want to do some testing on how will system performance degrade with various changes in network throughput and latency. I am using Hyper-V for virtualization. Is there a way I can artificially limit ...
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1answer
95 views

Server Configuration

Recently we have got problems with performance in SQL Server 2008 Enterprise. One idea to solve it is to scale up, i.e. improve hardware of the server. SQL Server 2008 has 2 instances that are ...
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440 views

Physical Disk counters not showing up in PerfMon results

I am trying to diagnose some issues for a customer, but i notice that none of the disk related counters show up in my PerfMon results (graph or csv format). I found this article ...
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3answers
956 views

How to optimize Windows Server 2008 TCP Latency?

I 'm designing a distributed system and I deploy it on 1Gb cluster of Windows Server 2008 R2 But I have issue with the latency, the normal Ping takes 0.270ms and I believe this is too much, since all ...
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1answer
390 views

Choosing between Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008?

Can you help me to decide which version of windows to use? Any actual performance comparisons? I am going to setup number of servers (2-10) to host asp.net mvc application in Amazon EC2 with Load ...
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3answers
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IIS slows down at 1000 concurrent connections

I am looking at a performance problem of an asp.net web site. It appears that when we hit 1000 concurrent connections per server things slow down. We have several web servers behind a hardware load ...
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1answer
769 views

What are the memory limits for IIS 7.0 app pools on x86 server

I have the Windows Server 2008 SP2 EE x86 with a 6GB of memory. There are 10 apps pools working on IIS7. How much memory can use all 10 apps pools and each app pool separately? What are the limits on ...
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3answers
275 views

Low performance file server?

I am looking into moving our files in our Active Domain from our single server running Windows Server 2008 into another low performance server. I was wondering if a file server really needs high ...
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2answers
488 views

10tb file storage design question on media website

I have a fairly busy media website where MP3 audio files are uploaded by members and streamed / downloaded from 2 Windows servers which are load balanced at the moment...both servers simply mirror ...
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5answers
834 views

My dedicated server keeps getting very slow that it fails to load the application

I have an application running on Windows Server 2008, running IIS 7.5, SQL Server 2008, 4GB RAM from brinkster. The problem is, every couple of days I get the same 10,000 calls that the system is ...
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92 views

Virtual desktops on Windows Server 2008 [closed]

I've been asked to setup a Windows server, and also help purchase it. I am in academia, so educational discounts apply. However, we do not have an unlimited budget; it's around $6k. I'm looking for ...
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4answers
1k views

Windows Event Log Performance

Does anybody have an idea how efficient the windows event log is? I have a scenario where many events could be logged every minute. Is the windows event log well optimized to handle large number of ...
2
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2answers
724 views

What performance loss is to be expected through VPN?

At work we have a Windows 2008 Server-based network with over 60 computers. We are planning to set up a Windows 2008 VPN server shortly to provide remote access, and I am wondering what kind of ...
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1answer
51 views

Intermittent Network Share Speeds

I have a 2008 Server box that is running file sharing between 2 Apple G5's. When I try to upload a file say one that is 500 MB. The upload will start, immediately jump to about 60 megs, slows down ...