Tuning the Windows Registry

DBAs managing Oracle databases on Windows NT/2000/XP servers must configure the Windows registry for their specific database requirements. Unfortunately, this topic is not covered in the Oracle installation guide or documentation. Thus unless the DBA is a Windows guru who already knows the arcane registry tuning techniques available, most if not all of these optimizations never get set. And the performance impact is huge. A typical Windows database server will run anywhere from 50 to 150% faster with just minor registry modifications. The problem is that the DBA must know exactly which Windows registry keys and values to set. TOAD simplifies this entire process via the Windows Registry Parms screen shown in Figure ...

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