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Tuning NT Workstation as RTXHDB Server
|When using NT Workstation, as the
RTXHDB Server, users should tune the NT Workstation as described below. NT
Workstation and NT Server have vastly different performance
characteristics due to the internal tuning that the NT operating system,
which is identical on both, performs. Most tuning parameters are
inaccessible, but a few are located in the Registry. If you are running
Server and you double-click on the Server entry of the Services tab in the
Control Panel's Network applet, you will get a dialog that lets you
determine what type of application you want the machine to be tuned for.
Choices let you select between "Minimize Memory Used",
"Balance", "Maximize Usage for File Sharing", and
"Maximize Usage for Network Applications". This dialog box is
not presented on Workstation installations. The various selections
actually change the values of two Registry values:
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\LargeSystemCache
This table (which was derived from sessions with Regmon) presents the settings you should select on a Workstation to achieve the same effect you would get using the dialog box were your system a Server.