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Optimize the Windows Server Service (Windows NT/2000/XP) Popular

This setting can be used to manually optimize the Windows server functionality. By selecting the appropriate value you can optimize the service for memory usage, network throughput or a balance of both.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "Size" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|SizeREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\
Value Name: Size
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: "1" = minimize memory, "2" = balance or "3" = maximize network throughput

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: March 4, 2003