I have the following specification for my development environment;

Host Machine:-

  1. Windows 7 professional.
  2. Core i7 (8 processes).
  3. VM workstation.
  4. 32 GB RAM.
  5. 700 GB hard disk.

On the VM:-

  1. Windows server 2008 r2.
  2. SQL server 2008 r2.
  3. SharePoint server 2013.
  4. Visual studio 2012.
  5. Team foundation server 2012.
  6. 4 processes.
  7. 24 GB RAM
  8. 80 GB Hard disk.

But when I first install the VM it was fine and fast, but after working on SharePoint (creating new Apps, web applications, etc.) it become very slow, for example when I try to create new web application, I was not able to change the field’s values as the dialog become unresponsive. BUT THE only thing I did on my virtual machine is as follow:-

  1. I first install the VM using the administrator account using the default domain for my machine.
  2. And now I have create a new user which is login to our company domain and I am access the same VM create by the admin on the old domain, so might this cause the performance issue?

Thanks in advance for any help. BR

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    what type of machine is it, e.g. server, laptop.. and how many hard disks are you using. also use ULS viewer to find out what happening behind scenes. Commented May 20, 2013 at 12:00
  • it is a laptop HP elitebook ,, with one hard disk.
    – John Peter
    Commented May 20, 2013 at 12:03
  • Recommendation is to run on an SSD disk then you will notice and increase in performance. Also try to only give the SQL Server 2 corse to work with this will ensure that there is always 2 core's for all the other processes.
    – Robban1980
    Commented Sep 1, 2014 at 3:26

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take 8 processors, it is the recomendate; add HD, minimal 100 GB, 80 GB is recomendate; database should locate in diferent VHD, this is a good pratic (Because IO of disk).

  • add HD, minimal 100 GB, 80 GB is recomendate, database shoul locate in diferent VHD, this is a good pratice Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 17:12

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