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We have 2 Windows 2003 Enterprise servers setup in a cluster.  
3GB Physical RAM
Want to set page file to 4606MB
It is currently set to 4096

Get the following error message when i try to change it
Enter a maximum page file size that is greater than or equal to the initial page file size, and less than 4096MB


Any ideas?
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Sounds like you either ran into a max page value setting, or your min. setting is higher than your maximum setting.  Are you doing 4096 MIN 4096 MAX?
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4GB is that largest pagefile you can have on 2003 Std Edition - I think it's because a 32-bit program can only address a max of 4GB of RAM. If you want more paging, you can add an additional pagefile to another drive/partition if you have one.
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I am doing 4096 min and 4096 max.

to answer the second response, we are using enterprise edition and have another cluster with page files of 6+GB.

Any other ideas
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I finally found the answer to this one.  

For a Windows 2003 machine to access more than 4GB of RAM, you need to put the /PAE switch in the boot.ini.  Seemingly, this includes pagefiles as well as RAM.  The reason it worked on the DL740s without the /PAE switch is when Windows 2003 sees a machine that has hot-swap DIMM slots, it enables the switch anyway, since you could add more RAM at any time without rebooting . . . .


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;255600

Thanks for all the input though.
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