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Recommended Windows Server 2012 and 2016 Restarts RRS feed

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  • Hello Everyone,

    I have old documentation on Windows Server 2000 and 2003 that it recommends restarting every 4 months but I'm not sure where this information came from. Also, I would like to update this documentation to be more up to date with Windows Server 2012 and 2016. I have researched this question but I have not found official documentation from Microsoft stating recommended restarts on Windows Server 2012 and 2016. Please let me know if any questions or concerns.

    Thanks
    Thursday, July 6, 2017 5:51 PM

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  • At the minimum, each time you apply the critical patches or as needed.

    If you are not patching, that is a different issue...  :-)

    It is not as prophylactic as it used to be, and that is why you don't see written guidelines any longer. 

    As long as none of your installed components have a memory leak or you are not using RDS to connect to the machines over and over again, it should not be that necessary.

    Only with monitoring will you truly know the requirements for your case.

    But always design the solution knowing that you will need to reboot at some point for some reason - this should always be the case, regardless of the OS.


    Brian Ehlert
    http://ITProctology.blogspot.com
    Learn. Apply. Repeat.

    Friday, July 7, 2017 3:44 PM
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  • Thanks for the information.
    Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:18 PM