Performance tuning Windows Server 2012

Microsoft released a comprehensive paper that describes important tuning parameters and settings that you can adjust to improve the performance and energy efficiency of the Windows Server 2012 operating system.

It describes each setting and its potential effect to help you make an informed decision about its relevance to your system, workload, and performance goals.

The guide is for IT professionals and system administrators who need to tune the performance of a server that is running Windows Server 2012.

This guide contains key performance recommendations for the following components:

  • Server Hardware
  • Networking Subsystem
  • Storage Subsystem.

This guide also contains performance tuning considerations for the following server roles:

  • Web Servers
  • File Servers
  • Active Directory Servers
  • Remote Desktop Session Host
  • Remote Desktop Virtualization Host
  • Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Virtualization Servers (Hyper-V)
  • Performance Tools for Network Workloads
  • SAP Sales and Distribution
  • TCP-E Workload.
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