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1answer
29 views

Child process runs in normal priority only. Why? [closed]

I run a scheduled task in Windows Server 2008 R2. I used the technique described here to set its priority to high priority (level 1 of 7). My task runs a process (an EXE file) that creates child ...
0
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0answers
12 views

How to monitor and alert on a program's resource usage Server 2008?

We have a program that at various times utilizes very high CPU and memory. I would like to create a collection of performance logs of this particular application to see a historical trend over time ...
2
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2answers
913 views

Windows Server 2003 r2 vs 2008 r2 - Performance for SQL Server [closed]

First off, I'm not a sys admin, just a programmer frustrated by poor server performance… We’re currently running a VM (I believe the host is Win Server 2008) on a newer E5-2650 CPU, 24 GB RAM, at ...
0
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2answers
136 views

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 ...
11
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4answers
3k views

Why is 1 of my 24 CPUs Pegged at 100%?

I have an HP ProLiant DL380 G7 system using 2 6-core CPUs, with Hyper-threading enabled, for a total of 24 logical CPUs (as seen by Windows). When running our application, total system CPU ...
2
votes
1answer
100 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 ...
2
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1answer
278 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 ...
4
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4answers
1k views

Disk performance below expectations

this is a follow-up to a previous question that I asked (Two servers with inconsistent disk speed). I have a PowerEdge R510 server with a PERC H700 integrated RAID controller (call this Server B) ...
2
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2answers
345 views

Strange performance issue with Dell R7610 and LSI 2208 RAID controller

Connecting controller to any of the three PCIe x16 slots yield choppy read performance around 750 MB/sec Lowly PCIe x4 slot yields steady 1.2 GB/sec read Given same files, same Windows Server 2008 ...
2
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2answers
990 views

Disk latency within a virtual machine

I've been looking at some performance issues on a clustered virtual machine in our organisation. Actually this problem seems to affect most of the virtual machines I have looked at. Both host and VM ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

Two servers with inconsistent disk speed

I have two servers of identical spec (bought at the same time), except for the drive configuration: Server A: C: and D: drives are partitions on the same 2 disk RAID 1 E: is a 2 disk RAID 0 ...
1
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0answers
120 views

IIS 7 configuration does not lead to expected performances/thread count

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 server running some web services through IIS 7. The web services run in integration mode with .NET Framework 2.0. The web services communicate with each other and with ...
9
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4answers
3k views

How can I troubleshoot high Kernel time?

I have unusually high Kernel time on my CPUs as shown in task manager. What are some ways I can troubleshoot this?
2
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1answer
2k views

Apache tuning recommendations for Windows Server 2008

We have implemented Apache 2.4 64bit on Windows Server 2008 R2 as a reverse proxy to take advantage of a wildcard cert for our domain. We have been disappointed in the performance with even a light ...
0
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2answers
291 views

Pervasive SQL Server configuration

Our Sage 50 application takes a long time to load. We recently moved it to a newer server and the speed has improved but opening the application and accessing data is still time consuming and not ...
2
votes
1answer
258 views

IIS High use & Server Performance issues

Have an SBS2011 running Exchange, a database app and a few other things serving 5 users (3 low use, 1 high). The server was never specced for the database app so it isn't as powerful as I'd like... ...
1
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0answers
263 views

virtual directory make file copy operation extremely slow on UNC Path (IIS 7.5 bug?)

When i create a website/virtual directory pointing to UNC path, its make our file copy extremely slow on the UNC path. 6 seconds for file copy (~13 M) on the UNC path without any virtual ...
0
votes
1answer
5k views

Performance Counter - % Disk Time and Avg. Disk Queue Length

% Disk Time - How often is the disk busy? If it's busy almost all of the time, and there is a large queue, the disk might be a bottleneck. This value is displayed as a percentage and is capped at ...
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2answers
203 views

Is it possible to get some type of performance report on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 and I would like to know how well it handles a certain load. Is there any built in way of telling the server to monitor performance for a specific ...
2
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2answers
742 views

Is there guidance to optimise W2008R2 threading performance?

I want to make sure that my W2008R2 box has least possible interrupts and context switches on the CPU threads. I have 4 cores / 8 HT threads CPU. I am running a single application which uses only ...
1
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0answers
125 views

Windows 2008 R2 - how to optimise performance monitoring?

It seems there are quite a few "default" monitoring threads running. I have W2008R2 and when I opened Performance Monitor I can see 6 Event Trace Sessions in the System collector sets. This is ...
1
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1answer
65 views

Adding extra processor post-installation versus installing on two - 2008 R2

I have a Windows Server 2003 installation which is getting pretty long in the tooth, so I have decided to install Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard instead. I have verified that the server is capable of ...
5
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1answer
3k views

Win 2008 R2 - copying TO disk is very slow, copying FROM is more or less okay

I have Windows 2008 R2 SP1 with 4 identical SATA disks (Seagate Barracude 7200) in RAID 5 array. It has 4Gb of memory; all recent updates are installed. Problem: when I copy large file from one ...
2
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2answers
1k views

Windows: How to determine the cause of heavy disk use

I'm using perfmon's "PhysicalDisk\% Idle Time" to determine when the disk is being used heavily. The question is, what's the best/quickest way to narrow down what was using the disk? I'm aware of the ...
0
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1answer
976 views

Monitor daily, weekly and monthly bandwidth usage totals in Windows Server 2008 R2

I need to be able to monitor and report on total bandwidth usage (in and out) on a windows 2008 server. This is so that i can cost the usage fees i am likely to incurr when moving to another ...
0
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1answer
82 views

WebServer Performance Issue

Recently we moved to a new hosting infrastructure and our web site, every 30 min or so, comes to a halt and then recovers ... What we noticed by looking at the performance monitor is that while we ...
1
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5answers
1k views

Windows Server 2008 R2 poor CPU performance

We have two identical servers with the following specs: 4 sockets containing AMD Opteron 6172 at 2.10 GHz each of which have 12 cores 64 GB RAM One runs Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, which ...
2
votes
2answers
115 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 ...
0
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2answers
134 views

New server: use for SQL Server or Windows (Web)? [closed]

I picked up a new Dell R410 2.8 Ghz 12M cache 32 GB Ram RAID-1/RAID-1 for a good year-end deal. It was purchased mainly to replace my Dell PowerEdge 2850 which is my main WEB server. I run Windows ...
2
votes
2answers
15k views

Find out the bottleneck for windows remote desktop server (Terminal server)

I have Windows server 2008 R2 (SP1) installed on my VMware Host to work as RDS server. Sometimes my remote users can see the lagging/delay on RDS server. Can anyone tell me from their experience what ...
1
vote
1answer
166 views

is there any configuration or setup for ftp(file transfer protocol) SPEED on windows server 2008 (r2)

i am using windows server 2008 (r2) and CuteFTP Pro 8.3.4 for transfer files to my server. on windows server i have iis,dns,ftp,websitepanel... my internet speed is 1mbps and server speed is 5 ...
14
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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. ...
1
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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. ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

windws server 2008 udp multicast performance problem

I encounter a strange performance problem on 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1. Here is the setup: Many processes listening to distinct Multicast UDP streams (5 multicasts listen by process) bound on a single ...
1
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1answer
53 views

Establishing why one profile is faster than all others

We have a webapp that we launch out through Citrix for external users. This webapp displays documents through an ActiveX control (the Oracle OutsideIn File Viewer). For most users, flicking between ...
2
votes
1answer
628 views

Performance testing servers: How to characterize performance?

I need to purchase servers, and need to understand the right way to specify them. Based on the answers to this question, there are several parameters to take into account: CPU speed + Number of CPU ...
0
votes
1answer
379 views

Windows 7 vs Windows Server 2008 R2 performance for MySql server

We are going to setup a new system for our MySql server (v5.1.58) and currently we are choosing between Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. Do you think we may get any ...
3
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1answer
396 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 ...
1
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2answers
85 views

Is there a performance hit when using an external URL rather than an internal IP to address a server in SSIS?

I'm running SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages in SQL Server agent every day. I've been monitoring the performance of the packages and see a lot of network activity in Resource Monitor. ...
2
votes
1answer
187 views

What's the best use of 4 nics for Hyper-V?

I'm running several Dell R710's, each of which is outfitted with 4 x Broadcom BCM5709C nics. Two of these R710's are running Hyper-V and a third is running SQL Server 2008, each running Windows ...
0
votes
2answers
270 views

MVC2 Application Performance on Windows Server 2008 R2 with IIS7.5

I originally posted this on StackOverflow but I feel as though the problem lies with the hardware / OS configuration. I'm hoping that someone here has had a similar experience and can offer some ...
1
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3answers
2k views

Slow ethernet data transfer in Windows Server 2008 R2

When I copy a file from the workstation to the server (uploading from the WS) the data transfer is very slow, not more than 1MB/s Also, when I do the same operation but downloading the files from the ...
7
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7answers
6k views

Windows Server 2008 R2 grinds to a screeching halt during file copy operations

When my Windows Server 2008 R2 machine is performing any large disk operations (copying 10GB files from one drive to another, copying similar file over network, merging HyperV snapshots, compressing ...
3
votes
3answers
9k views

How to create a RAM Drive (RAM Disk) in Windows 2008 R2?

There are lots of tools for creating RAM drives. None of them seem to work for windows 2008 R2. Does anyone know if this is possible and if so how. Does anyone know of a tool that does work? I've ...
8
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5answers
10k views

Process runs slower as a scheduled task than it does interactively

I have a scheduled task which is very CPU- and IO-intensive, and takes about four hours to run (building source code, if you're curious). The task is a Powershell script which spawns various ...
1
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2answers
243 views

Microsoft Windows server monitoring tools

I'm more of a developer then an IT guy and I was wondering if there are any existing Microsof tools for monitoring servers and potentially SQL Server. We have access to MSDN so anything created by ...
1
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4answers
786 views

Does adding Hyper-V role affect host server performance when no guests are running?

I ask because in the architecture diagram on wikipedia, it indicates the "host" OS (root partition) is on a par with the "guest" (child partition), with Hyper-V components below all of them. ...