SharePoint slow to load after server restart

We have recently deployed a SharePoint 2013 Enterprise rollout for a customer.  After a period of inactivity, server restart or IISRESET the first time the various sites were browsed there was a noticeable (10sec+) lag in displaying the page.  After some research it appears that this is a common SharePoint/IIS issue due to IIS Applications recycling their worker processes.  The work around for this is a warmup script which will navigate to the various pages and “warm them up.”  This can be used either by a) Simply running the script (remembering to run Set-ExecutionPolicy first) or b) By running SPBestWarmUp.ps1 -install which will install it as a scheduled task to run every hour.


Here’s a link to the script:

About AJ McKean

Based in sunny Tauranga, New Zealand, AJ McKean is a Senior Systems Engineer in Mt Maunganui. With over 15 years of professional IT experience working in both New Zealand and the United States, he holds several certifications including MCSE(2000-2003), MCITP:Enterprise(2008), MCSA(2012), VMware VCP-DCV5.5, CompTIA A+ & is an HP Storage Architect. He is passionate about all things IT, especially virtualization, automation & cloud technologies.

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