[THIN] Re: Rebooting Win2k Terminal servers

I'll give you two reasons, one that everyone knows, and one that is not
as well known. The well known one is that if you have any software that
leaks memory on the server, if you do not reboot that software will
eventually grow in memory consumption until it uses all of the virtual
memory in the machine and then will cause the machine to hang.

The not so well known one is that when a user enters and then exits an
application, not all of the resources that the applications consumed
while running are released upon exist. This is true for every Win32
application running on every NT class OS. In other words if you load an
application and then exit it, there will be less memory available after
you exit it then their was before you loaded the application.

Cheers,

Bernd Harzog
CEO
RTO Software
678-455-5506 x701
bernd@xxxxxxxxxxx
www.rtosoft.com


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From:   Tony Lyne [mailto:Tony.Lyne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]=20
Sent:   Wednesday, June 11, 2003 1:00 AM
To:     thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject:        [THIN] Rebooting Win2k Terminal servers

Guys,
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I need some pointers here for information.

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Were in the middle of a project for a potential client and are starting
to see a political mess coming up with their preferred vendor (clone
servers).

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The servers that they have sold the client doesn't support warm reboots.
You have to physically turn these machines off to reboot them. (don't
ask why!!!!) Not to mention these servers are way overspec'ed for the
role of a term server.

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I stated that we need to have these machines able to reboot quickly as
part of a maintenance plan of cycled reboots. Nothing new here!!

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I do have some information/white papers from citrix stating this is best
practice. But have nothing from M$ or anyone else as I can see the
client and vendor starting to ask for reasons why.

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I know the reasons for this, but I need ammo to present to the client
from Citrix/M$ and anyone else.

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Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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Thanks,

Tony Lyne

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Computerland Central=20

P O Box 1470=20

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