Closing All Unnecessary Foreground Applications

Learn about closing all unnecessary foreground applications.

After applying procedures from the previous sections, remember to close any unnecessary foreground applications by:
  • Removing all applications from Startup folders of Windows Server console operators

  • Minimizing the window when executing long-running scripts from a command prompt, so that Windows Server can focus on the operation and not on a flood of window repaint messages

  • Disabling screen savers, which can quickly saturate the CPU. If a screen saver must be run, choose Blank Screen, which uses the least amount of processing time