Now that Windows Server 2008 has RTM'd, and you are preparing to roll it out in your environment (even if it is just a lab or test environment), the following guide will help you get the most out of the OS, both as you choose the hardware, and as you tweak the OS to meet your particular workload.

This document describes important tuning parameters and settings that can result in improved performance for the Windows Server 2008 operating system. Each setting and its potential effect are described to help you make an informed judgment about its relevance to your system, workload, and performance goals.

This information applies for the Windows Server 2008 operating system.

Included in this paper:

•Performance Tuning for Server Hardware

•Performance Tuning for Networking Subsystem

•Performance Tuning for Storage Subsystem

•Performance Tuning for Web Servers

•Performance Tuning for File Servers

•Performance Tuning for Active Directory Servers

•Performance Tuning for Terminal Server

•Performance Tuning for Terminal Server Gateway

•Performance Tuning for File Server Workload (NetBench)

•Performance Tuning for Network Workload (NTttcp)

•Performance Tuning for Terminal Server Knowledge Worker Workload

•Performance Tuning for SAP Sales and Distribution Two-Tier Workload

Get it here: Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008