I look at the processes on my server along with the monitoring emails and exchange store.exe is eating about 550 MB of memory. I believe this is too much and our third party tech thinks so too. I need to optimize exchange to use memory more efficiently. I think this lack of efficency is causing slowdowns in on the server.
We currently run:
Small Business server 2003 with SP1.
Exchange 2003 with SP2
Intel Xeon 2.8 GHz
2.0 GB RAM
approx 40 mailboxes with 7 not being used (past employees, their email have been saved on a different system)
approx 31 active users
I have looked at many solutions on the forum. I know that I should not use the /3Gb switch. I have also looked at this patch (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;843539
) and I dont know if I should use this since I have already installed SP2 on the exchange.
1) How can I optimize exchange on my system for use memory more efficiently?
2) Should I implement that hotfix?
3) should I delete those mail boxes that are not being used and will that help?
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