Winddows Home Server 2011 : Tuning Windows Home Server Performance - Optimizing Applications

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Unless you use Windows Home Server as your main workstation, it’s unlikely that you want or need to optimize applications. However, if you do run programs on Windows Home Server, you can do a few things to improve the performance of those applications. The next few sections offer some pointers for improving the performance of applications under Windows Home Server.

Adding More Memory

All applications run in RAM, of course, so the more RAM you have, the less likely it is that Windows Home Server has to store excess program or document data in the paging file on the hard disk, which is a real performance killer. In Task Manager or Performance Monitor, watch the Available Memory value. If it starts to get too low, consider adding RAM to your system.

Optimizing Application Launching

Prefetching is a Windows Home Server performance feature that analyzes disk usage and then reads into memory the data that you or your system accesses most frequently. You can use the prefetcher to speed up booting, application launching, or both. You configure the prefetcher using the following Registry key:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\

Select Edit, New, DWORD (32-bit) Value, type EnablePrefetcher, and press Enter. Once again, select Edit, New, DWORD (32-bit) Value, type EnableSuperfetch, and press Enter.

Initialize these settings as follows:

  • 1—Use this value for application-only prefetching.

  • 2—Use this value for boot-only prefetching.

  • 3—Use this value for both application and boot prefetching.

I normally recommend configuring both settings to 2 for boot-only prefetching. This value improves boot performance and, on most systems, has little or no effect on application performance because commonly used application launch files are probably in the RAM cache anyway. However, you can experiment with setting the values to 1 to optimize application launching.

Getting the Latest Device Drivers

If your application works with a device, check with the manufacturer or Windows Update to see whether a newer version of the device driver is available—in general, the newer the driver, the faster its performance. 

Setting the Program Priority in Task Manager

You can improve the performance of a program by adjusting the priority given to the program by your computer’s processor. The processor enables programs to run by doling out thin slivers of its computing time to each program. These time slivers are called cycles because they are given to programs cyclically. For example, if you have three programs running—A, B, and C—the processor gives a cycle to A, one to B, another to C, and then one back to A again. This cycling happens quickly, appearing seamless when you work with each program.

The base priority is a ranking that determines the relative frequency with which a program gets processor cycles. A program given a higher frequency gets more cycles, which improves the program’s performance. For example, suppose that you raise the priority of program A. The processor might give a cycle to A, one to B, another to A, one to C, another to A, and so on.

Follow these steps to change a program’s priority:

Launch the program you want to work with.

Open Task Manager.

Display the Processes tab.

Right-click your application’s process to display its shortcut menu.

Click Set Priority, and then click (from highest priority to lowest) Realtime, High, or AboveNormal.


After you’ve changed the priority of one or more programs, you might forget the values that you have assigned to each one. To help, you can view the priority for all the items in the Processes tab. Click View, and then click Select Columns to display the Select Columns dialog box. Activate the Base Priority check box and click OK. This adds a Base Priority column to the Processes list.

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