Performance is determined by workload and capacity. A slow computer may perform adequately when it has a very light workload. In contrast, the performance of an extremely powerful computer may suffer when challenged by an excessive workload. In operations between two computers on a network, the workload that can be handled effectively will be limited by the component with the least capacity, whether it is one of the computers or the network connection itself.
As a general rule, you can improve performance by making changes to the workload, the capacity, or both.
For more information on planning your DPM configuration for optimal performance, see the “Planning a Deployment” and “Planning a Protection Strategy” chapters in the DPM 2006 Planning and Deployment Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=46351).
For information on non-DPM-specific performance tuning, see Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2003 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=51913).