Ensuring Proper Server PerformanceChapter 17: Server Installation
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17.2.1 Notes About Upgrading Software on the Distributed
Server
If you are upgrading your distributed ShoreWare server, follow the same process as for
installing new software. Setup will automatically determine that an upgrade is in process,
and you will be presented with a subset of the installation wizard screens. (There is no need
to change the destination folders of the ShoreWare files.)
17.3 Ensuring Proper Server Performance
The following are some guidelines for ensuring the best performance from your ShoreWare
server. This by no means is an exhaustive list. Please refer to a reference book on the
subject or information on the web at www.microsoft.com.
Verify the server meets the hardware requirements, especially memory.
Make sure the hard disk is not fragmented.
Make sure you optimize server performance for background services rather than
for applications. The voice services running on the server are real-time services that
could be negatively affected by having an application running in the foreground.
To configure this option, go to Control Panel and open the System icon. In the
System Properties window (Figure 17-22), click the Advanced tab and then
click the Performance Options button. From the Performance Options
window, select the option to optimize performance for Background services.
Make sure the paging file size (virtual memory) on the server is large enough.
To check the paging file size, go back to the Performance Options window
shown in Figure 17-22. The paging file size should be 1 to 3 times larger than
the physical memory on the server. If you have 512 MB of memory, the paging
Figure 17-22 System Control Panel and Performance Options
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