Windows Server 2008: Enable SuperFetch

Typical server deployments will not get much from enabling SuperFetch, especially if you run disk defrag a decent amount, or use a 'in-the-background' defragment tool like Diskeeper. If you are using 2008 as a desktop operating system, it becomes more compelling. By default, the Superfetch service is installed on a Server 2008 system but left […]

Typical server deployments will not get much from enabling SuperFetch, especially if you run disk defrag a decent amount, or use a 'in-the-background' defragment tool like Diskeeper. If you are using 2008 as a desktop operating system, it becomes more compelling.

By default, the Superfetch service is installed on a Server 2008 system but left disabled. If you try to enable it, the service won't start. This is easily fixed with 2 registry entries lifted from a Vista installation.

The registry entries in question are:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters]
"EnableSuperfetch"=dword:00000003
"EnablePrefetcher"=dword:00000001

If you want a cookie-cutter premade .REG file, you can download it here.

For those following my '2008 as a Desktop' saga, I'm happy to report I have Diskeeper running under Server 2008 now too. The only thing I am missing from Vista these days is Dreamscene.

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