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Maximizing Data Throughput for Network Applications

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

By default, servers running Windows Server 2003 are configured to give preference to the file system cache over the working sets of processes when allocating memory (through the server property Maximize data throughput for file sharing). Although IIS 6.0–based servers benefit from a large file system cache, giving the file system cache preference often causes the IIS 6.0 pageable code to be written to disk, which results in lengthy processing delays. To avoid these processing delays, set server properties to maximize data throughput for network applications.

To maximize data throughput on the server for network applications
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Network Connections, right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.

  2. Select File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, and then click Properties.

  3. Under Optimization, select Maximize data throughput for network applications.

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