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Windows Server performance tuning for SQL Server database ?

Hi,

Can anyone share your tips and guidance in configuring Windows Server for SQL Server 2008 Enterprise running on 64 GB  RAM with dual quad core Xeon 5670 ?

in the Windows Performance option should I select "programs" of "background services" ?
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mass2612Commented:
Hi,

Performance tuning is a real mix of art and science so doing so over a medium like this can be difficult. Can you provide some details about your expected database sizes, iops, workload - updates, deletes, reads, etc?

You want to leave Windows set to background processes. Is this a dedicated SQL server? Most often a bottleneck in a large database is going to be disk or memory. Therefore you need to think about the setup of your disks depending on the disk infrastructure i.e. on SAN it may not matter but not always.

Performance Tuning - with Brent
http://www.brentozar.com/sql/sql-server-performance-tuning/

Performance Tuning - SQL ServerPedia
http://sqlserverpedia.com/wiki/Performance_Tuning

Five Classic Videos Every DBA Should Watch
http://www.brentozar.com/archive/2011/03/five-videos-every-dba-should-watch/
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JoeNuvoCommented:
some tips to share from my workaround
1. if this server is dedicated as server, the background service should be choosen
2. set limit of your SQL memory, on 64 GB, you should give to SQL upto 60G, leave some for OS and other program to uses
3. take out 1 or 2 of logical processor from SQL, this to allow other process still able to work if by any chance SQL consume full CPU utilize
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jjozAuthor Commented:
thanksforyour reply mate,

'Is this a dedicated SQL server?" yes it is.

I have made;

C:\ Local (RAID 1)
D:\ Log (RAID 1)
E:\ DB (RAID 10)
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jjozAuthor Commented:
many thanks for your reply.
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