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1answer
47 views

Startup Memory in Hyper-V dynamic Memory for IIS 7.5

I recently setup a 2012 server core with hyper-v. I then installed server core 2008 R2 as a client. Installed IIS and started hosting an internal website. I started running throughput tests and found ...
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2answers
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Windows Server 2012 vs Windows Server 2008 on 1gb of ram [closed]

I will be purchasing a vps soon and I there are two possible operating system that I can use, Windows Server 2012 Standard and Windows Server 2008. The vps will only have 1gb of ram. Memory wise what ...
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1answer
94 views

SvcHost using too much RAM

I have a problem. A specific instance of SvcHost is using way too much ram (680MB). I've found that the following services are running under this process: I've stopped and then started all services ...
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2answers
318 views

Web Server crashing due to memory errors. It's like clock work

I have an IIS server that is crashing at about 3:15 am every Friday and Saturday. I understand that swapping out DIMM A in Bank 1 would probably fix the issue. But I would like to hopefully resolve ...
2
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4answers
2k views

DNSCache excesive memory usage Windows Server 2008 R2

We are having an issue with the dnscache service where its memory usage is becoming excessive (~6GB) after a week or two. Restarting the service frees this memory but performing ipconfig /flushdns ...
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1answer
74 views

Windows Memory being freed before limit is hit during a load test

I'm running a load test on a .NET web application over a LAN. The server hosting the web app is a VM, Windows Server 2008 R2, with 2 GB of RAM and a 3GB limit for virtual memory. No other web ...
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1answer
2k views

Reconciling vmware memory vs windows memory usage

I have a Windows 2008 R2 64 bit virtual machine on ESXi 4.1 host. The host reports that the virtual machine is actively using less than 1 GB of memory. But, in Windows it's reporting the machine is ...
2
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1answer
199 views

Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise SQL Server Enterprise 2008 R2 only using half the memory

We have built a new 2 CPU, 6 core server, with 96GB of RAM. SQL server Enterprise Edition was configured with a maximum memory setting of 92GB. A few days after adding into the load balancer I have ...
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1answer
52 views

Server configuration notation [closed]

What is the industry standard to specify Virtual machine configuration in a summary format? I have seen notations like these: 4 CPU x 8 GB RAM VM
3
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1answer
1k views

Total RAM % from perfmon Windows Server 2008 R2

I am trying to find a good way to get available RAM percentage from perfmon. I can get Available Mbytes but I can't find any way to get the total installed memory on the server or what is in use via ...
4
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2answers
890 views

Windows 2008 R2 Server using 100% RAM, can't find the problematic process

OK so I have a W2008 R2 server running a single website with about 100-200 visitors daily, and it also has MSSQL 2008 running on it for the same website. Recently, when the server starts it uses a ...
2
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1answer
658 views

How can I assign more than 2GB memory to my SQL Server 2008 R2 Web Instance?

I have a Windows 2008R2 Web server running SQL 2008R2 Web 64-bit. The server has 8GB of memory installed. See this from SSMS: In the SSMS management interface, I am unable to configure the server ...
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2answers
603 views

How do you estimate how much memory to buy?

I have a custom server application that runs on Windows 2008 R2. It is a home grown Windows Service written in .Net supporting a number of custom terminals. I have a test machine that has a similar ...
5
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1answer
6k views

Meaning of Cached Available and Free Memory in Task Manager's Performance “Physical Memory” section?

I want to see how much of the RAM is being used by my system. When I go to Task Manager -> Performance and look under "Physical Memory (MB)" section, it lists 4 terms which are:- Total Cached ...
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7answers
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Metafile RAM Usage

I have a server which runs Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 with 4GB of RAM which hosts around 2-3 million files, the majority of which are image files. Over a course of a week, I have noticed that ...
5
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3answers
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Loads of memory in “standby” on Windows Server 2008 R2

In our SharePoint farm, our Web Front End servers all have loads of memory in "standby" mode, meaning very little is available for our IIS worker process. We have 32 GB of RAM in each of the boxes, ...
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votes
2answers
415 views

After Windows 2008 updates server won't boot / RAM issue?

We have a Win2008 R2 server (64-bit) used for testing/development. This server gets shutdown at the end of most days and if there are any Windows updates then these are installed. Last night there ...
0
votes
1answer
202 views

Server memory question

I have just ordered a new Dual CPU Dell T610 server with 8GB ram included. The server has 12 memory slots (3 channels per CPU, 2 banks per channel). I want to add memory to it (I intend to add RAM ...
4
votes
3answers
719 views

Max and Min Memory Setting

One failover cluster has 2 nodes with 64GB RAM each: - Node A and Node B. Node A run 2 SQL instances (SQL1 and SQL2). Node B runs 1 SQL instance (SQL3). SQL1 has a max server setting of 30,720MB ...
4
votes
1answer
397 views

Windows Displays Double the Actual Installed Physical Memory

I have a server I've installed Windows Web 2008 R2 on, which is reporting that I have double the physical memory installed as is actually the case. In msinfo32 "Installed Physical Memory" shows as 2x ...
3
votes
3answers
8k views

How to create a RAM Drive (RAM Disk) in Windows 2008 R2?

There are lots of tools for creating RAM drives. None of them seem to work for windows 2008 R2. Does anyone know if this is possible and if so how. Does anyone know of a tool that does work? I've ...
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3answers
371 views

On a VPS that runs DB and IIS, should I limit the RAM used by SQL Server?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 VPS with 1 GB of RAM. I'm using the VPS to run SQL Server 2008 Express and IIS 7.5. I've noticed that SQL Server tends to use as much memory as it can, to the detriment of ...