Self Service Portal Going Slow – Service Manager

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      The self service portal seems to be going slowly in System Center Service Manager. The self service portal seems to be the slowest when you first launch it, then faster future times.

      Any idea’s why the Service Manager’s self service portal would be going slow?

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      Service Managers self service portal is probably going slow because you’ve got JIT (Just In Time) Compiling enabled in IIS. This basically IIS compiling the self service website before delivering it, which makes it deliver the page more slowly.

      JIT Compiling is good for saving server resources, because application pools clean out pages that aren’t used regularly when the application pool is recycled, freeing resources.

      To fix this, you can stop the application pool from recycling by:

      1. Log into the self-service portal web server
      2. Start IIS (Start -> inetmgr)
      3. Expand the web server
      4. Click Application Pools
      5. Right click on the SM_AppPool (assuming you didn’t rename the pool when installing System Center Service Manager)
      6. Click Advanced Settings…
      7. Change Idle Time-out (minutes) and Regular Time Interval (minutes) to 0
      8. Click OK
      9. Right click on the SM_AppPool again and click Recycle

      The self service portal will go slow once, then be forever fast (as it will not be recycled, except until rebooted or if IIS is reset).

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