Admin Know-IT-All Question #28

Admin Know-IT-All Question #28




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e. All of the above

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Systems that get heavy usage may experience pagefile fragmentation, which can have an adverse impact on performance. One way to get around this, especially if the system has multiple hard drives (or hard drive partitions), is to have Windows automatically relocate the pagefile on each reboot and delete the old file.

One way to do this is through the use of a pair of scripts – one that runs at shutdown (which can be set through the Group Policy snap-in) and another that runs at startup (which can simply be placed in a user's Startup folder). The script to run at shutdown, SHUTDOWN.VBS, edits the Registry to set the pagefile to another partition, so that on the next reboot a new file is created. The startup script, STARTUP.VBS, deletes any old pagefiles.

If this quiz has left you yearning for more information, please check the links below for related articles and tips:

>> Read Serdar Yegulalp's full article entitled: Relocate pagefile upon reboot.

>> Read about another boot application in this article entitled What is CHKNTFS?.

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