Memory, Memory, Memory
If there is one area that can help in an OpsMgr deployment it is memory on the RMS. And to do that usually means 64 bit OS. Windows 2003 Standard x64 supports up to 32 GB whereas x32 is only 4 GB.
Checkout the memory usage on this RMS.
Frightening really. If there is one area that I would like to see improved for SP2 it is in better performance for the OpsMgr components – especially the RMS and console. I would rather have less features that work really well rather than a host of features which don’t really work or are so slow they are unusable.