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Hi all,

I'm having a bit of trouble with an installation of Exchange 2003 on our new email server. I've installed Exchange 2003 and SP2 on a Windows 2003 R2 platform with 2gb RAM. The pagefile is currently set to a maximum of 4096mb.

The problem is that the pagefile for this new server is absolutely huge. After boot up it sits around the 5gb mark before gradually climbing up to nearly 9gb. I then start to receive error messages relating to lack of storage space and eventually the server  crashes. There as yet no mailboxes on the new server.

I've configured the boot.ini to include "/3gb" and "/USERVA=3030" and also set the HeapDeCommitFreeBlockThreshold and SystemPages value as Microsoft recommend.

On our existing exchange server the pagefile is only about 1.5gb. I'm guessing that either Exchange or another service is creating a vast log file?

Any ideas as to why this occuring?

Cheers,

Chris
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The page file shouldn't go above 4gb - that is the limit.
Where are you seeing this size? As an actual file or in the task manager?

What else is installed on the machine?

If you run the Exchange best practises tool, does that flag anything?

Simon.
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