SMB Tuning for Terminal and File Servers

October 28, 2011

Dan Allen published very interesting article , related to XenApp and file server communications. Actually, this article explains the SMB default settings limitations and gives an advice how to improve performance of any Windows file server. I have copied the first part of this article and added an example of .reg file, which you can use to tune-up your file server.

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/3GB Option in Windows Vista and Windows 7

September 18, 2011

/3GB option in boot.ini file in Windows XP allows to give any application up to 3 GB of RAM. However, there is no such option in Windows Vista or Windows 7, the boot.ini file was replaced with a utility called BCDEdit

In order to set it up, just run this command:

bcdedit /set IncreaseUserVa 3072

and restart the computer.

This command removes the option

bcdedit /deletevalue IncreaseUserVa


Debugging the Memory Allocation on Terminal Server

May 28, 2010

When you have some weird issues with the users on Terminal Services server which can be related somehow to the incorrect memory allocation it is always a good idea to take a look into the kernel memory. Read the rest of this entry »


Which Printer Driver is Better

April 21, 2010

Different printer drivers use different languages to manage the printers. It means that they generate different amount of the network traffic during the printing. Read the rest of this entry »


Location of a Print Server

April 16, 2010

Usually the data for printing go to the printer with the help of the print server. This article shows the proper location for the print server. Read the rest of this entry »


How to Tune Up Terminal Services Server for Better Performance

March 5, 2010

These recommendations are helpful for 32-bit TS servers. However, some of them can be used for the regular 32-bit systems or even for 64-bit ones. Most of the recommendations are based on the information from Microsoft Read the rest of this entry »