Application performance is related to processor scheduling caching options that you set for the Windows Server 2008 system. Processor scheduling determines the responsiveness of applications you are running interactively (as opposed to background applications that might be running on the system as services). You can control application performance by following these steps:
1. Access the Advanced tab in the System Properties dialog box 2. Display the Performance Options dialog box by clicking 'Settings' in the Performance panel 3. Click on the 'Advanced' tab 4. In the Processor Scheduling panel, select 'Programs' or 'Background Service' 5. Click 'OK'
The Programs option gives the active application the best response time and the greatest share of available resources. Generally, you'll want to use this option only on development servers or when you are using Windows Server 2008 as your desktop operating system.
The Background Services option gives background applications a better response time than the active application. Generally, you'll want to use this option for production servers.