I just got a Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit Virtual Private Server (VPS) and found out that the page file was disabled completely. This give me some memory problems where application quit unexpectedly and so on.
The server got 2GB reserved RAM and 100GB hard drive. I am using the Administrator account (part of the Administrators group) to alter the system.
I tried to enable the page file. Both specific values and system administrated. In all cases the setting is reset back to No Page file after reboot. I even tried manually edit the registry setting the page file. The registry key was also reset back to nothing after reboot.
I am not sure what to call it but I am guessing the VPS host uses a system where they have the "main windows installation" and I have the changes or something like that. At least when I hacked the registry and enabled Windows Updates and updated windows my server crash so much that it could not restart. It had to be reinstalled.
I would really love to have a page file or something that does something similar to avoid the OutOfMemory problems I am encountering and I am hoping experts on Server Fault have ideas how to.