sql performance

Posted on 2010-09-13
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
on our sql 2005 server i noticed that windows indexing is enabled on all the drives - should this be enabled? - it sounds like something that would slow things down to me when you consider the amount of transactions going through the system!

Question by:malraff
  • 4
  • 2
LVL 60

Accepted Solution

chapmandew earned 125 total points
ID: 33662684
No, turn it off.

Assisted Solution

uscshaggy earned 125 total points
ID: 33662723
It's generally not recommended to have the indexing service enabled on servers, unless you are running some application that requires it (but I can't think of one that would).  So I would recommend disabling it.

Author Comment

ID: 33662800
cheers guys, always good to be able to check on here!

we seem to having quite high cpu usage since me moved to a new sql 2005 instance on server 2008

so if you have any other advice/tips let me know -

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

LVL 60

Expert Comment

ID: 33662812
interestingly enough...there is a bug in 2008 with lock escalation that could have potentially increase your CPU and memory usage.

Author Comment

ID: 33662837
our sql is 2005 os is 2008

but cheers anyhow!
LVL 60

Expert Comment

ID: 33662852
ah, gotcha.  In that case...who knows!  :)
LVL 60

Expert Comment

ID: 33662858
My guess is maybe you have a new 2008 service on that you didn't have on the 2003 server.

Featured Post

Zoho SalesIQ

Hassle-free live chat software re-imagined for business growth. 2 users, always free.

Join & Write a Comment

If you having speed problem in loading SQL Server Management Studio, try to uncheck these options in your internet browser (IE -> Internet Options / Advanced / Security):    . Check for publisher's certificate revocation    . Check for server ce…
I've encountered valid database schemas that do not have a primary key.  For example, I use LogParser from Microsoft to push IIS logs into a SQL database table for processing and analysis.  However, occasionally due to user error or a scheduled task…
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…
You have products, that come in variants and want to set different prices for them? Watch this micro tutorial that describes how to configure prices for Magento super attributes. Assigning simple products to configurable: We assigned simple products…

707 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now