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Checklist: Defragmenting volumes

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Checklist: Defragmenting volumes


Step Reference

Review the overview.

Disk Defragmenter overview

Review best practices.

Best practices for Disk Defragmenter

Confirm that you are a member of the Administrators group.

If you have access to the administrator account and password, it is a security best practice to log on as a user that is not a member of the Administrators group and run Disk Defragmenter by right-clicking the Disk Defragmenter icon, and then clicking Run as.

Default local groups; Why you should not run your computer as an administrator; Run a program with administrative credentials

Analyze the volume.

Analyze a volume

Defragment the volume.

Defragment a volume

Review the report.

Analysis and defragmentation reports

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