Virtual Memory Too Low
Posted on 2006-11-14
I have just started using Windows 2003 Server R2 Standard Edition and starting to get a little frustrated. I have installed the OS on a brand new HP ProLiant DL380 G5 which has dual Xeon processors and 8GB of physical RAM, 8 x 72GB SCSI Drives which a RAID Array, 2 Mounted Drives.
I have installed DNS, DHCP, File Server, Application Server, Exchange 2003, ISA 2004 and SQL Server 2005.
When the server started I got no errors or warnings appearring in the Event Log until after I installed Exchange 2003. They Support Tool identified the need to add /3GB /USERVA=3030 to the boot.ini file which I did and I also set the Virtual Memory Page File Size to 4096 on Drive C and 4096 on Drive D.
Again all the errors went away, PHEW, but hang on when I left the server for an hour and went back I got an error saying 'Virtual Memory Too Low' the system was going to try and increase the Page File Size. This lead to me struggling to log back in and shut the server down. I checked the Event Log and loads of errors due to components not able to load, etc... I cleared out the Event Log and rebooted.
When the server rebooted, again no errors or warning in the Event Logs but sure enough leave the server for any length of time and I would get a warning again about Virtual Memory being too low and again I had to reboot.
I'm sure it is something straightforward I am missing, but can anyone out there help?
Many thanks in advance, NewAS.