JSI Tip 1113. WINS and DHCP performance.

If you ever ran Performance Monitor on the subject sub-systems, you discovered that they are both I/O intensive.

The best performance tweak, for these Jet database services, is to choose a high performance disk sub-system:

. Choose SCSI over IDE.
. Use fast wide SCSI.
. Use RAID level 5.
. Choose hardware RAID over software.
. Use a many spindles as you can afford.
. Use a caching controller with battery backup.
. For WINS only, configure the LogFilePath to a different, high performance disk subsystem.

Use Regedt32 to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wins\Parameters

Edit or Add Value name LogFilePath as a type REG_SZ or REG_EXPAND_SZ and set the string to the full path to the WINS log file folder. The default is %SystemRoot%\System32\WINS.

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