I regularly log into a Windows Server 2003 R2 machine (it is dedicated to SQL Server 2000).
According to the defrag program, the system drive C: and the two data drives are heavily fragmented (the log drive is OK).
The IT guys inform me that "it doesn't affect performance, as it is a virtual server". (Win Server 2003 is running on top of VMWare 3.5.0, build 110268).
They aren't trying to fob me off, are they? I certainly don't want to defragment 414 GB of physical files (total space 540 GB) if I don't have to!
Please can I have some informed views on this from you experts out there. TIA