Offline Defragmentation, Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard X64 edit

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Sergio Martin, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. I'm trying to find defintive documentation on running offline defragmentation
    for a DC that DC runs Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard X64 edition. The MS
    article that describes the procedure,
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/232122/en-us, does not specifically say that
    it applies to Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard X64 edition. Does anyone
    defintively know if this article applies to this OS version. Is there a
    different article that would apply to Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard X64
    edition?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Sergio Martin, Apr 2, 2008
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  2. Let's start with this --> R2 makes no difference, it's just optional
    components, no core changes to speak of.

    That said, what's motivating your question? A number of scenarios exist
    that conclude with offline defrag but it's not something considered as
    part of your regular maintenance.
     
    Dean Wells \(MVP\), Apr 2, 2008
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  3. I'm doing the offline defrags as part of scheduled maintenance.

    The motivating question is if the procedure also applies to a 64 bit OS.
    I've run offline defrags on 32-bit OS domain controllers numerous times.
    I've not done it on a 64 bit OS. If the KB article applies then Microsoft
    should update the KB article. I'm assuming the process is the same on 64
    bit, but want to make sure.

    Thanks,
    --
    Sergio Martin


     
    Sergio Martin, Apr 2, 2008
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  4. It is ... the underlying database is unchanged to any degree relevant
    here and, as such, benefits from the offline defrag in the same manner.

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    Dean Wells \(MVP\), Apr 2, 2008
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