How to speed up Retail Pro 9

Retail Pro 9 relies on heavy duty services which requires many resources. By default, Microsoft Windows is not optimized for running Oracle Databases.

Here's what you can do if Retail Pro 9 is running too slow.

  1. Make sure that your antivirus software is not actively scanning the \Oracle or \Retail9 directories. Scan those at scheduled times.
  2. Make sure System Restore is turned off.
  3. Make sure that you regularly reindex and tune your database (inside the Technician’s Toolkit).
  4. Make sure your pagefile is set to whatever Windows recommends.
  5. Optimize your system to allocate more resources to BACKGROUND SERVICES, as Oracle is considered a background service, not a program.
Note that steps 1, 2, 4 and 5 are NOT within version 9. They are system settings. Also, if you are running true server software, an MCSE should look at your server and optimize it for Oracle server settings.