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I just converted an old Dell NT Server with 450 MHz processor, 128 MB of RAM with mirrored disks to a normal desktop user of 2000 Professional.  The thing is too slow.  I wiped out one of the partitions and installed 2000 Pro on it.  How can I speed things up?
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by:ShineOn
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More ram would help.  
I consider 128MB RAM to be a minimum config for Win2K Pro, and would recommend at least doubling that to 256 MB.  It works really well with 512MB.

Yes, that seems like a lot, but with today's memory prices it's the best bang for the buck performance enhancement for Win2K.

For that matter, I wouldn't even consider less than 256 MB minimum for a WinXP Pro system, because it sucks even more memory than Win2K Pro does.

Is the disk mirroring hardware or software based?  If it is software-based, that adds load to the processor, which can slow things down.  You may want to forego the disk redundancy and just do a backup to tape on a regular basis.
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by:lancien
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Hi! Everybody,

Here is the problem! I know, it is a commun problem:)

I am trying to migrate my 70 users account from our current windows NT 4.0  server to our new windows 2003 server.
I have done so many search about that and I found out that there are some many ways to do it , until I got completly stressed out and confused.
Please , can anybody help me step by step to have that thing done ?
can I use the same domain name? or should I name the 2003 server differently?
is that possible to migrate some database application such as Track-it 6.0 ?
or Can I just do a complete migration from what I have on NT to 2003, if so, How could I do it?
Please! Help.
Thank you in advance and have a pleasant weekend.

Tye
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Without a doubt I think it makes sense to upgrade the memory.  How can I tell whether or not the disk mirroring was software based or hardware based?
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Well, that's a different question...
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by:ShineOn
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lancien, you need to ask your own question rather than asking your question in someone else's question.
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Mortgageguy - I wasn't talking to you.  Your question on disk mirroring is a valid followup.  I was talking to lancien, who had nothing to add regarding your question but rather asked a totatlly separate question.

If the disk mirroring is done using a utility for the SCSI card the drves are attached to, then it's hardware RAID.  If the mirroring is done using a Windows (or other O/S - Windows isn't the ONLY one that can do it!) utility, then it's software RAID.
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