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40 views

Monitoring and reporting on page faults to determine memory issues

I'm in the process of configuring a performance monitor(s) against all servers in my domain. I'm using WhatsUp Gold 16.2 to send an alert when we reach certain thresholds. I recently read an article ...
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1answer
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Exchange store.exe memory spiking bewteen midnight and 6AM

I have a windows server 2003 R2 64bits SP2 with Exchange Server 2007 installed. The server has 12GB of ram and during the night, always between 12PM and 6AM, the memory usage spikes to 100% with ...
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1answer
42 views

What is System Code Total Bytes

I am trying to use perfmon, and according to MSDN, the "System Code Total Bytes" counter ... Shows the size, in bytes, of pageable operating system code currently in virtual memory. It is a ...
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1answer
96 views

How is the Total Virtual Memory Calculated in this server? [closed]

From the images below, I am not sure how the 'Total Virtual Memory' available is shown as 7.82 GB in the system information (winmsd.exe) ? I always though it is nothing but the page file size ...
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1answer
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How can the Private Bytes of a process be significantly less than its effect on the system commit charge?

On a 64-bit Windows Server 2003, I can see using taskmgr or process explorer that the total commit charge is around 3.5GB, yet when I sum the Private Bytes consumed by each process (by running pslist ...
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1answer
558 views

Disadvantages of enabling 'Low Fragmentation Heap' LFH on Windows Server 2003? [closed]

I've been investigating an issue with a production Classic ASP website running on IIS6 which seems indicative of memory fragmentation. One of the suggestions of how to ameliorate this came from ...
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1answer
348 views

Commit charge peak higher than system limit

We are seeing some very strange behaviour on our servers and google didn't turn up anything usefull, so I'm tossing it out here. A standard server is configured with 4GB Ram, 2 4GB pagefiles and ...
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1answer
529 views

Why doesn't my server doesn't recognise more than 4GB RAM even with Physical Address Extensions?

Why doesn't my server doesn't recognise more than 4GB RAM even with Physical Address Extensions under Windows Server 2003 SP2? I thought PAE should enable the server to use more RAM than 4GB but ...
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2answers
167 views

How can I prevent Windows Server 2003 from trimming a process's working set?

There are two different, though I believe related, issues I have with how Windows Server 2003 handles processes's working sets. First, there are GUI applications running on the console session whose ...
3
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6answers
11k views

remotely check amount of RAM on a computer using command line

How would I remotely check the amount of RAM on a computer using command line? (Windows XP and/or windows server 2003)
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1answer
50 views

server2003, hardware, memory

Dumb question ahead, because I'm pretty new to the gig: I've taken over administration of a small business network (2 locations, 2 win2003 Servers, 1 win2003 test server, 30 PC's, 40 users, ...
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0answers
2k views

How to test RAM from Windows 2003 without planning an outage?

Is there a way to test RAM from within running Windows 2003? I suspect bad ram but don't want to plan an outage to test it (especially that getting into server room isn't the easiest). I know about ...
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2answers
517 views

VM Windows 2003 Server Standard configured with 3.75 GB RAM

I am analyzing software performance problems on a VMWare virtual machine running Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition. I can see that the assigned memory is 3.75 GB in the computer properties dialog. ...
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4answers
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Windows Server 2003 Not Recognizing Memory

I have a Dell Power Edge 1850, running Windows 2k3 x86. It has 4 GB of RAM (8 total sticks of 512MB, which I have tried re-seating, and completely replaced with new memory) however this is what I am ...
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1answer
324 views

Changing the memory page size in Windows 2003 Server

I asked a question about soft page faults here without any answer yet optimization of soft page faults I wonder whether changing the default page size (4Kb) would make any difference to the number ...
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1answer
336 views

Optimization of Soft Page Faults

I am currently doing performance analysis on a server and I see an application is generating a large number of page faults/sec. After checking the page reads/sec it seems these are all soft page ...
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3answers
669 views

How do I determine which website is using RAM in IIS / Windows Server 2003

I have a suspicion that a website on my server has a memory leak as the w3wp.exe process seems to be growing quicker than normal and I've had a couple OutOfMemoryExceptions. Is there an easy way to ...
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2answers
2k views

What is Memory Operating Mode?

I have been given an x64 windows 2003 server, on which I have installed M$ Virtual server 2005 R2. I then created an image that is running Server 2008 R2. It was running very slowly so i did a bit of ...
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1answer
185 views

Why is Windows 2003 Enterprise not using all memory?

How do I force Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64 Bit to use the available Memory in the system? It is a Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition 64 Bit running on an HP DL380 Server with 32GB of RAM. ...
0
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2answers
175 views

IIS not using available memory?

Recently launched an ASP.NET site running on a single 32-bit WS2003 box (SQL on a separate server). The server has 4GB intalled, 3GB available. According to task manager, the w3wp.exe process is only ...
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3answers
2k views

Setting up SQL Server 2005 to use all available memory in 32bit Windows Server 2003 - and verifying it

There are a number of questions along this line - but they either sometimes contradict each other, or don't show how to properly verify that everything is actually working - hopefully this can be ...
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5answers
262 views

Justifying a memory upgrade

My employer has over a thousand servers (running SQL Server 2005 x64 and a couple of other apps) all across the country. And in my opinion they are all massively underpowered for what they need to ...
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2answers
178 views

What OS from windows servers is better for 500 Mb RAM machine?

{2003, 2008}, {64, 32} Its stage webserver with mssql
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4answers
487 views

Windows Server 2003 memory problem

I've ran into a big memory issue that is causing major trouble on the server. On the machine there is Windows 2003 x86, SQL Server 2005 and an IIS on which many applications are running. 8 processor ...
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2answers
139 views

SQL 2005 32-bit - Memory for Instances

We have a SQL Server 2K5 installation on a Windows 2003 R2 server with eight cores and 16GB of RAM. While it's in our plan to upgrade it to 64-bit, for now we are on the 32-bit version. Currently we ...
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2answers
518 views

Extremely high memory usage for mad.exe on Server 2003

Hello I am running a Server 2003 server. I keep getting error messages saying to "increase page file size" When I looked in task manager for culprits I got mad.exe is using over 1G of virtual memory ...
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4answers
1k views

More than 4Gb memory on MS SQL

We have a Database running on MS SQL 2005. We have a bit of a memory problem on that server. We want to up the memory to 8GB but it is running on a Server 2003 R2 standard edition OS. Will it be ...
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3answers
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windows server 2003 R2 64bit not seeing more than 4gb ram

shouldn't win 2003 R2 64bit see more than 4gb by default or am I missing a setting somewhere? hardware is SuperMicro X6DVA-EG. ...
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1answer
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Excessive Paging in Window Server 2003 64 bit

All, Thanks in advance for your help. I need to understand how to get a handle on what I consider is excessive paging on one of my servers. The server is a 16 processor 64-bit Windows Server 2003 - ...
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4answers
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How does Windows Server 2008 run on 1 GB Memory vs. 2003?

I lease a dedicated server (dual-core 2.1ghz, 1 GB Ram) for $120 per month. It's time to upgrade packages. I can either go up to a 2 GB memory package with an opteron processor, or I can stay with the ...
2
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3answers
911 views

Installing MYSQL on Windows Server 2003 - Low Memory Usage Mode

I'd like to setup MySQL on a Windows 2003 server. However, the server is already running SQL Server 2005 and I'd like to reserve most of the 4 GB of memory for that purpose. Is there some way to cap ...
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3answers
2k views

How to find out if my Windows Server 2003 needs more memory?

What's the best way to find out if my server needs more memory? I suppose I should use Perfmon, but which counters? Thanks.
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6answers
6k views

How to explain memory usage on Windows Server outside the list of running processes

I have a Windows 2003 Server running a bit slow where the commit charge and page file usage tick up and up until I eventually reboot. To fix this I need to find out what's consuming all the memory, ...
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6answers
1k views

What should the memory configuration be?

We have a server (ProLiant DL585 G1 by HP), which hosts Windows 2003 x64 R2 with SQL Server 2005 x64 and a host of other apps. It currently has 6GB of RAM. We are currently very memory constrained ...
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3answers
745 views

Memory problems - Server 2003 64 addresses 3.2gb only. Intel 945G

We've got a development/test server running Windows server 2003 64bit, standard edition with SP2. (it also has dual boot to the 32bit edition) How can I diagnose problems with memory? I'm worried ...
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4answers
614 views

What size relative to amount of memory should the page file be (in Windows Server 2008)?

I have heard the old advice for Windows NT 4 which, if memory serves, was a rule of thumb "memory size plus 12 MB" (so that a complete dump could be written to disk). Does anybody have any ...
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1answer
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Monitoring Hard Faults on Windows Server 2003 using PerfMon

Google hasn't helped me. Is there a way to track only the number of hard faults (to the page file on disk) using PerfMon? The Page Faults/Sec counter mixes hard and soft faults.
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What is the maximum memory that an IIS6 web site/app pool can use?

I have an IIS 6 server running on Windows 2003 SP2 x86. The server has 4GB of RAM and runs consistently with 2GB allocated. I realise that with x86, the server won't utilize all of the 4GB RAM and ...