Build your own SQL 2012 Demo Machine – Part 7 – Performance Tweaks

Step 8: Tweak Windows Server 2008R2

In the finalĀ  (optional) part we’ll apply some performance tweaks from BlackViper, just to lighten the VM and make it run a bit more smoothly.

TAKE A BACKUP NOW! You can break your VM doing this so snapshot, backup – whatever you prefer – but do it. Now.

Disable the following services:

  • Diagnostic Policy Service
  • Diagnostic Policy Host
  • Diagnostic System Host
  • IP Helper
  • Power
  • Print Spooler
  • Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
  • Remote Registry
  • Smart Card
  • Smart Card Removal Policy
  • Windows Font Cache Service
  • Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)

Then Restart your machine. You are now done and can start adding content to your Demo machine and exploring SQL2012 features!

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