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Optimize Windows ActiveGates resource usage

DynaMight Guru
DynaMight Guru

When installing ActiveGates on a Windows machine, the requirements are really low (in

  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended).
  • 1 dual core processor.

Now, I normally try to secure and optimize machines where I have access. These are some services that I typically check if I can disable in Services:

  • Print Spooler
  • Remote Registry
  • Server
  • SysMain
  • Windows Search
  • Workstation

Disabling these services has mainly an impact on memory usage, and that is especially true if you are running in a 2 GB environment. Of course, you have to be careful when disabling Services. Please check if they aren't really needed, as I won't be responsible for something failing on your side 😃

Another thing that can be done is limit the Modules that you configure in an ActiveGate. By default, all of them are Enabled, as can be seen below.


In most cases, most of them might not be needed. You can disable them according to:


Antonio Sousa