I have a Windows Server 2016 Datacenter running on Azure. To keep costs low we can't use one of the SSD backed systems. However, our plan does include a "temporary" SSD disk. That disk cannot be used for persistent data, it will be erased when stopping the VM.
This means I have a slow system disk (C:) and a fast auxiliary disk that can be used for temporary data (D:).
How can I get the best performance out of the system without switching to a more expensive plan?
I've already updated the
TEMP environment variables to point to a location on D:, but maybe there are other improvements?