O&O Enterprise Management Console 5 Product manual

O&O Enterprise Management Console 5 
Computer settings for O&O Defrag

You may specify settings for the module O&O Defrag, which will be taken into account during the defragmentation.

  1. Click on Computer in the module folder O&O Defrag to specify the settings.
  2. If you already have added one or several computers, select the desired computer, for which the settings should apply with a double-click.
  3. The O&O Defrag settings dialogue for the corresponding computer will open.
  4. After specifying your settings, click on OK, to apply the changes. The OOEMC will then try, to apply these settings onto the selected computer. The settings will then be continuously enabled on the computer.
You can also apply these settings to an entire site, so that they will be valid for all computer of this site. For this, double-click on the site to open the settings dialogue.

Below you will find a short description of the specific setting constellations for O&O Defrag:

General settings
The settings control the behavior of O&O Defrag during analysis and defragmentation.

  • Tasktray
    If you wish, the O&O Defrag icon may be placed on the tasktray to display the status of defragmentation. The logged- in user may also optionally use the advanced control possibilities.
  • Reports and Event logging
    You can create status reports in the HTML format. A maximum of 999 reports can be created and saved.Please enable this function, if you want to log all O&O Defrag activities into the Windows Event log. You can specify the detail level for the notification - whereby level 1 only logs errors and level 4 stores all the information available. Please bear in mind that this might lead to many log entries, which in turn overwrite entries by other programs or systems.

Automatic optimization
Thanks to automatic optimization, there is no need to set defragmentation settings manually. It is enabled automatically after installation and optimizes your hard disk in the background; without your computer losing any of its performance. This innovative function makes it possible for administrators under pressure, as well as for- non professionals, to maintain the highest performance levels without losing time learning about the program. You can also influence the behavior of the automatic optimization heavily:You can decide between quick and thorough defragmentations on hard disks. The quick defragmentation employs the OPTIMIZE/Quick method, the thorough defragmentation the OPTIMIZE method.

For the first time, O&O Defrag enables you to optimize all makes of SSD drives. Using regularly scheduled ATA TRIM commands, an SSD will be kept informed of those hard disk areas that are available for new data. Instead of continuing to save the contents of data that’s no longer needed, the SSD can now use those freed areas for a drive-internal optimization of its data management. As a result, the SSD is able to process accesses significantly faster, and wear out on flash chips is kept to a minimum.

  • Click on Add drive to determine which drives on the target computer need to be optimized automatically. You can select between system and data drives.
  • You can then select the time intervals for the optimization of the hard disks or SSDs.

Select files for defragmentation
Under Files in the settings dialogue you can exclude files and folder from defragmentation. You can, for instance, exclude a complete folder, but still put certain files from it in the list of files to be defragmented.In addition, when time doesn’t permit, you can also specify that large files should not be defragmented or moved.

Here you can enable the optional settings, which specify how the drives of the computer should be treated during the analysis and the defragmentation.

Deleting free space on hard disks 
Privacy in capital letters: O&O Defrag can also be used for deleting free space on hard disks. This prevents traces of confidential data left over from partially-deleted or temporary files from falling into the hands of any strangers.

Under the O&O ActivityMonitor you can specify the CPU when optimization should start and the maximum CPU that O&O Defrag may use. The O&O ActivityMonitor periodically determines degree of use of the CPU. It controls the performance demand of O&O Defrag during a defragmentation and adapts it to the current state. You can thereby work undisturbed while your system is being defragmented in the background. O&O Defrag offers many ways in which you can make your defragmentation even more effective and efficient. The default configurations are already optimized for most systems, which means you won’t normally have to make any changes here. You may, however, also adjust the tuning options yourself.