Friday, January 31, 2014

Improve SCCM console performance

We can improve SCCM 2012 Console performance by using of SQL server, we will have to configure a setting known as Maximum Degree of Parallelism or MAXDOP for short. When SQL Server runs on a computer with more than one CPU, it detects the best degree of parallelism, the number of processors employed to run a single statement, for each parallel plan execution. This means that multiple queries may be executed. Setting the MAXDOP setting to the optimal setting can help improve performance by setting the limit to the number of physical processors.

We will use SQL to configure this value by using SQL Management Studio using the following steps:
1) In the object explorer, right click a server and select Properties.

 2)      Click the Advanced node.

      3) In the Max Degree of Parallelism box, select the maximum number of processors to use in parallel plan execution.
The default value of 0 uses all available processors. Set max degree of parallelism to 1 to suppress parallel plan generation. Set the value to a number greater than 1 to restrict the maximum number of processors used by a single parallel query execution. If a value greater than the number of available processors is specified, the actual number of available processors is used. If the computer has only one processor, the max degree of parallelism value is ignored.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Improve the performance of PXE boot

To improve the PXE boot we have to enable/add a registry value in DP where PXE is enabled,

From the distribution point (where you enabled PXE) complete the following

1.        Open regedit and locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\DP

2.        Add a QWORD value and call it RamDiskTFTPBlockSize

3.        Give it a Hexadecimal value of “4000″