Printer Server Performance Issues
Posted on 2012-09-19
We have two Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition that have been experiencing performance issues. Please advise if the route we are taking is correct or there are additional steps we need to make to correct the situation.
Printer A: Virtual server, OS 2003 enterprise edition, CPU usage is at 100%, spool folder is on C: drive. Server is hosting 285 printers, virtual memory = 1 GB, virtual CPU = 1
Printer B: is slow, the CPU usage is at 27%, and the Spool Folder is on the C:\ drive. This print server is hosting 315 printers with two CPUs, 2GB of memory, 2CPU and it is configured for File/Application server roles.
Place both servers on a separate drive from Windows;
Disable file server role on Printer B
Add 1 processor and memory to Printer A virtual machine.
Any other suggestions?