Speeding up StoreFront Services 2.x

Posted by admin | Posted in Technical | Posted on 25-11-2013-05-2008


So one thing I find getting asked a lot about is how to speed up StoreFront Services. I have found a lot of articles on this and I have found that some work in some environments and some don’t.  I have seen the Synergy Session Advanced best practices for migrating from Web Interface to StoreFront.  In this session there are a couple of things that where said to speed up StoreFront to get it close to it predecessor. The first change doesn’t get much of a result as the second but I have seen it help.  This change is to turn on NetBIOS name resolution. Most everyone have gotten off of NetBIOS and have gone to a fully DNS environment.

  1. Log into storefront server
  2. Go to Run
  3. Type ncpa.cpl
  4. Right Click on the NIC that Storefront uses and go to properties
  5. Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click on properties
  6. Click on advanced
  7. Click on WINS tab
  8. Click on Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP NetBIOS
  9. Click ok all the way out

The next thing that really speeds up  speeds up StoreFront and also Web Interface is turning off CRL checking in the .NET aspnet.conf file.  First thing you need to do is to detirming what version of .NET you are using for your application pools.  By Default StoreFront uses v 2.0 of .NET on 2008 R2 and v4.0 of .NET on Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2.  To verify this you can go into Internet Information Services and check for yourself.

  1. Login to the StoreFront Server
  2. Click on start and go to run
  3. Type inetmgr
  4. Expand your Web Server and go to Application Pools. The Application Pools you are concerned about for StoreFront are… Citrix Delivery Services Authentication, Citrix Delivery Services Resources, and Citrix Receiver for Web.AppPools

Now we know what version of .NET is being used we can now disabled CRL checking.

  1. Browse out to the following files C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Aspnet.configC:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Aspnet.config
  2.  The following line needs to be added to both files
    <generatePublisherEvidence enabled="false"/>
  3. After the files are both updated reset IIS and enjoy the StoreFront Speed up.

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