Windows Server 2012 tuning guidelines

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Hello Folks,

 

Following an IT camp a few weeks back, I was discussing tuning options in Windows Server 2012.  After our discussion I started looking for some documented tuning parameters.  A little like the documents I had found in 2011 for Windows 2008 R2 (Make Windows 2008 R2 roar like a performance machine…).

so I found one I think will benefit information technology (IT) professionals and system administrators who need to tune the performance of a server that is running Windows Server 2012.microsoft-Windows-Server-2012

This guide describes important tuning parameters and settings that you can adjust to improve the performance and energy efficiency of the Windows Server 2012.

This guide covers the following:

Included in this white paper:

  • Choosing and Tuning Server Hardware
  • Performance Tuning for the Networking Subsystem
  • Performance Tools for Network Workloads
  • Performance Tuning for the Storage Subsystem
  • Performance Tuning for Web Servers
  • Performance Tuning for File Servers
  • Performance Tuning for a File Server Workload (FSCT)
  • Performance Counters for SMB 3.0
  • Performance Tuning for File Server Workload (SPECsfs2008)
  • Performance Tuning for Active Directory Servers
  • Performance Tuning for Remote Desktop Session Host (Formerly Terminal Server)
  • Performance Tuning for Remote Desktop Virtualization Host
  • Performance Tuning for Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Performance Tuning Remote Desktop Services Workload for Knowledge Workers
  • Performance Tuning for Virtualization Servers
  • Performance Tuning for SAP Sales and Distribution
  • Performance Tuning for OLTP Workloads

 

If you are running a Windows Server 2012 or if you are wondering how much performance you can squeeze out of your environment.  This is a guide for you.  I suggest you download the evaluation version of Windows Server 2012 here (http://aka.ms/downloadserver2012) and use the guide available here (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/jj248719.aspx) to expand your knowledge and experience.

While we’re on the subject of expending our knowledge and experience, Here are 2 free books that you should get and keep handy.

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http://aka.ms/ws2012ebook

Written by one of our Canadian MVP.

Mitch Tulloch

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http://aka.ms/IntroWin8ebook

Get a head start evaluating Window 8—guided by a Windows expert who’s worked extensively with the software since the preview releases

 

Cheers!

 

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  • Thanks for highlighting this info. Definitely plan to take a look, but...

    It would be helpful if you call out the link to the document for 2012 a bit more. It took me a while to finally find the download link. With small type and eyes that are getting older, it wasn't obvious where the link was.

  • Hello Scott,

    Thank you for your feedback.  I have spelled out the URLs included in this post.  I'll try to do this on all post going forward.

    Pierre