Solved

High Pages/sec

Posted on 2010-09-07
4
993 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I am running a Windows 2003 Terminal Server with 16 GB RAM, 2 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5450 @ 3.00GHz 4 Core processors.  This server is my Domain Controller, DNS server, & application server.  I typically have about 30 users logged in at any given time during a normal working day.  I typically get complaints of server slowness particulary related to Adobe Acrobat (9.3.4).  All the research I have done so far points to a disk latency issue.  My page file generally stays around 13% used, Availble RAM around 10 GB, but my pages/sec Avg is generally over 200.  Any suggestions as to how I can improve this or am I pushing this server too hard and need to bring another one online?
0
Comment
Question by:a245439
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 84 total points
ID: 33618586
Never mix Terminal server, DC, DNS and application server together. A TS should always only be a member server, and not also a TS. Apart from speed issues, this also opens up vulnerabilities. A TS should always be dedicated to TS only.
0
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:Elwin3
Elwin3 earned 83 total points
ID: 33618588
Yes definitely, bring a second server online as a dedicated Terminal server. Imagine every session using the hard disks, then respondingto every quary the DNS and the DC. Also the app server.  

0
 
LVL 70

Assisted Solution

by:KCTS
KCTS earned 83 total points
ID: 33618591
Its never a good idea from both a performance point of view and security to have Terminal Services on a DC, Microsoft recommend strongly against this (and actually physically prevent it in SBS Server)
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:a245439
ID: 33618783
As I suspected the consensus seems to be to segment the DC from the TS.  Thanks to all who replied.
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recently, I had the need to build a standalone system to run a point-of-sale system. I’m running this on a low-voltage Atom processor, so I wanted a light-weight operating system, but still needed Windows. I chose to use Microsoft Windows Server 200…
I've always wanted to allow a user to have a printer no matter where they login. The steps below will show you how to achieve just that. In this Article I'll show how to deploy printers automatically with group policy and then using security fil…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question