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    Best Way to Setup Win XP Computer as Server? (XP SP-1)

    Best Way to Setup Win XP Computer as Server?
    XP SP-1

    I have 3 Win 98 client workstations networked (peer to peer) to a dedicated Win XP server.

    What is the best way to configure the Win XP server for maximum client workstation performance?

    In System, Advanced, Performance Settings I see the following 2 Tabs:

    1. Visual Effects
    2. Advanced, Processor Scheduling and Memory Usage

    How should these be set on the server for maximum performance?

    Thanks, John

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    Re: Best Way to Setup Win XP Computer as Server? (XP SP-1)

    John, 1.) Select 'Adjust for best performance'. This should turn off most of the XP 'eye candy'. 2.) Under memroy usage select 'System cache'. If you don't run many programs on the XP machine, in the processor scheduling section select 'Background services'.

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    Re: Best Way to Setup Win XP Computer as Server? (XP SP-1)

    Another good idea is to avoid like the plague any screen saver that uses huge amounts of the CPU to display pipes all over the screen (for example). I think you know the genre...!

    Years and years ago we found that the performance of one of our NT servers had suddenly dropped like a stone, and going into the computer room some 10 or 15 minutes after someone had been working on the server console, we found that very screen saver had cut in...
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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