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  • Question

  • As a new WHS user, I'm excited to install meaningful add-ins to my whs system. Do these add-ins consume sys resources, and if so, do they:

    -Consume resources by just being installed?

    -Only when used when loaded through the console, or when used through an automated task?

    -Do they release resources when they're closed on the console?

    I don't want to many add-ins if they're consuming resources, especially if they're not being used for a meaningful task.

    Thoughts?

    Jason
    Saturday, June 6, 2009 11:59 AM

Answers

  • Hi Jason,

    Add-ins consume resources

    -Consume resources by just being installed?
    > Naturally they consume disk resources, just by being installed. But most add-ins aren't to big in size.

    -Only when used when loaded through the console, or when used through an automated task?
    -Do they release resources when they're closed on the console?
    > They consume memory when loaded in the console and release them when closed.
    However! Some Add-ins run system services or background processes that run from the moment the machine has started. This is because they have to do work continously, like for example an Antivirus add-in.

    All in all most add-ins don't consume that much resources, either disk and/or memory.

    Cheers,
    Nick
    • Marked as answer by MtnLover Saturday, June 6, 2009 2:21 PM
    Saturday, June 6, 2009 1:41 PM

All replies

  • Hi Jason,

    Add-ins consume resources

    -Consume resources by just being installed?
    > Naturally they consume disk resources, just by being installed. But most add-ins aren't to big in size.

    -Only when used when loaded through the console, or when used through an automated task?
    -Do they release resources when they're closed on the console?
    > They consume memory when loaded in the console and release them when closed.
    However! Some Add-ins run system services or background processes that run from the moment the machine has started. This is because they have to do work continously, like for example an Antivirus add-in.

    All in all most add-ins don't consume that much resources, either disk and/or memory.

    Cheers,
    Nick
    • Marked as answer by MtnLover Saturday, June 6, 2009 2:21 PM
    Saturday, June 6, 2009 1:41 PM
  • Perfect...good to know.

    Thanks, Nick.

    Jason
    Saturday, June 6, 2009 2:12 PM