Welcome to Eastridge Sharepoint Development Environment Optimization

SharePoint 2013 is VERY resource hungry and some of us are stuck with development environments with just 16GB of RAM. In order to actually develop in these conditions we must throttle services and be very careful how we configure our development environments. This PowerShell script will automaitcally configure many of the optimizations to boost your SharePoint development environment.

The script consists of two types of optimizations. Automated and manual. Beware that the script will attempt to make all automated optimizations immediately when ran. The script assumes that SQL is installed locally. Please see review the list of optimizations below before running to ensure there is no conflict with your development environment.

What does it do?

  • Set the search service performance to REDUCED
  • Set the AppFabric cache to a maximum of 300MB
  • Set the search NodeRunner.exe to a maximum of 50MB
  • Set all user databases to SIMPLE recovery mode
  • Set SQL maximum server memory to 2.5GB


Inspiration for this script came from Ram Prasad for his blog post on Optimizing Server Configuration for Development Farms.

Let's get a dialog going so that we can improve this script! > Discussion Board or contact me on Twitter @cory_peters


Last edited May 19, 2013 at 11:25 PM by cpeters, version 9