A. All versions of NT and later include a Server service that the OS uses for several functions, including file, print, and named-pipe sharing. Depending on how you use your machine, you can optimize the Server service to either minimize memory use or maximize network throughput (which will use more memory) by performing the following steps:

  1. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters registry subkey.
  3. Double-click the Size value and set it to 1 (minimize memory use), 2 (balance memory and network throughput), or 3 (maximize network throughput). Then click OK.
  4. Close the registry editor.
  5. Restart the computer for the change to take effect.

A. All versions of NT and later include a Server service that the OS uses for several functions, including file, print, and named-pipe sharing. Depending on how you use your machine, you can optimize the Server service to either minimize memory use or maximize network throughput (which will use more memory) by performing the following steps:

  1. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters registry subkey.
  3. Double-click the Size value and set it to 1 (minimize memory use), 2 (balance memory and network throughput), or 3 (maximize network throughput). Then click OK.
  4. Close the registry editor.
  5. Restart the computer for the change to take effect.