Windows Server 2016 VM template tweak ?

People,

I've deployed Windows Server 2016 VM on my VMware ESXi server.
Can anyone share some steps or PowerShell to cut down the size and removing unused software or services for best performance ?

Thanks in advance.
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Radhakrishnan RConnect With a Mentor Senior Technical LeadCommented:
Hi,

In 2016 server OS, bydefault it comes along with only required roles/applications in it. This doesn't contain any unwanted stuff until and unless you enable it via server manager (I.e - adding roles and features).

So, in terms of performance you don't need to tweak anything on a fresh server.
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Radhakrishnan RConnect With a Mentor Senior Technical LeadCommented:
Hi,

Cut down the size? you mean reduce the size of vmdk? what's the performance issue you are facing currently? can suggest based on that.

What's the role of the 2016 server? is it a DC? what's the CPU and Memory allocated for this VM?
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
I'm just building the VM template.
So if there is any performance tweak or anything that I need to do ?
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