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out of server storage space

Posted on 1997-06-09
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Last Modified: 2013-12-19
can anyone suggest a solution for this message recieved
when the win nt server service tries to start:

error 1130: not enough server storage is available to process this command.

what is server storage and what can i do to set this.
i am presuming that this is not related to physical disk space, as i have a sufficient amount for any function.

I have 2 pagefiles set on drives D: and C: (winnt is on e:)
The size of the pagefile on both of these drives is
set to 75 - 200 so there should be more than enough memory.
I also have 96Mb of RAM.


Question by:luke k
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Expert Comment

ID: 1560630
It is possible that yout server run out of Memory.
Look at your pagefile at turns it on ca. 20 MB of your RAM.
Pagefile 80- 95 MB



Author Comment

by:luke k
ID: 1560631
Edited text of question

Author Comment

by:luke k
ID: 1560632
I have 2 pagefiles set on drives D: and C: (winnt is on e:)
The size of the pagefile on both of these drives is
set to 75 - 200 so there should be more than enough memory.
I also have 96Mb of RAM.
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Expert Comment

ID: 1560633
decrease your upper limit to 100 MB

Author Comment

by:luke k
ID: 1560634
no change :(

Expert Comment

ID: 1560635
Hy luke,

found it somewhere:

When you access shares on a Windows NT server from a Windows NT client and the IRPstackSize parameter is set too low on the server, you may receive the following error message:

Not enough server storage is available to process this command.

The registry value IRPstackSize, which may be listed at
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet\ Services\ LanmanServer\Parameters defaults to 0x4 if the value is not explicitly present.
Valid values range from 0x1 to 0xC (1 to 12). Depending on the
hardware configuration of a specific machine, the default value may not be large enough for the Srv service to properly administer shared directories on some of the physical drives. When this is the case, the Event Log on the server in question will contain the following event message:

   Event ID: 2011  Source: Srv
   The server's configuration parameter "irpstacksize" is too       small for the server to use a local device.  Please increase     the value of this parameter.

You may receive the above error message when a Windows NT client tries to access certain shared directories on such a server.

When a Windows for Workgroups client tries to access the same shared directories, the following message will be generated:
   Path not found.

To increase the value of the parameter when it is not already present, drill down to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet\Services\ LanmanServer\ Parameters key in the Registry Editor and choose Add Value from the Edit menu. The Value Name should be IRPstackSize and the Data Type is REG_DWORD.


Author Comment

by:luke k
ID: 1560636

In the directory you specify above in the registy there is
a value called 'Size: REG_DWORD 0x1' and as you said
 added the value 'IRPstackSIze: REG_DWORD 0x4' that
seemed to be ok but are these 2 one in the same?
I changed the value for IRPstackSize from 0x1 up to 0x12
but the error still occurred. The 'Size' value could
only be changed to 0x1 and 0x2 and that was all, all other values
gave an error in the event viewer.

Is what I did right? Obviously not because i didn't work...



Expert Comment

ID: 1560637
If you receive this error, you may have a non-zero PagedPoolSize entry in the registry. Edit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Set PagedPoolSize to 0.


Author Comment

by:luke k
ID: 1560638
Our problem was solved by installing
and overwritting all  newer files.
I assume that they were residual from service pack 3.
Thank you for all your help.


Expert Comment

ID: 1560639

I have the same problem and think that only reinstalling (upgradeing) helps.


Accepted Solution

DuboisP earned 100 total points
ID: 1560640
Microsoft Knowledge Base

Err Msg Using NET USE: System Error 1130 Has Occurred

Last reviewed: September 23, 1996
Article ID: Q124357 The information in this article applies to:

•Microsoft Windows NT Server version 3.5


When you use the NET USE command to connect to computer running Windows NT, the following error message appears:

   System Error 1130 has occurred.
   Not enough server storage is available to process this command.

In some cases the following text is written to the Event Viewer system log:

   The server was unable to perform an operation due to a shortage of
   available resources.

      0000: 000c0000 005c0001 00000000 c00007d1
      0010: 00000000 c000009a 00000000 00000000
      0020: 00000000 00000000 000007d2 0000000b
      0030: 0000003c


To correct this problem:

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious, system-wide problems that may require you to reinstall Windows NT to correct them. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use this tool at your own risk.

1.Run Registry Editor (REGEDT32.EXE).

2.From the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree, go to the following key:


3.From the Edit menu, choose Add Value.

4.Use the following values:

      Value Name: MinFreeConnections
      Data Type:  REG_DWORD

      Decimal:     5

5.Close Registry Editor.

6.Run Control Panel and choose Network.

7.Under Installed Network Software, highlight Server and then choose Configure.

8.Under Optimization, select Maximize Throughput for File Sharing and then choose OK.

9.Either shutdown and restart Windows NT, or from a command prompt, type the following two commands (pressing ENTER after each line):

      net stop server
      net start server

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