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A lot of the server memory is being used more and more each day. When I investigate it sqlservr.exe is using a lot of memory and there are multiple instances of it. Every few days I have to start and stop the sqlservr.exe process in order to refresh the resources.
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This, unfortunately, is a common problem.
What you need to do is limit the amount of memory MSDE is allowed to hog to around 100MB, max.
First, you need to open taskmanager, make sure you're on the process tab, select View > Select Columns. Make sure 'PID (Processor Identifier)' is selected. Now check the exact PID and open a command prompt and type 'tasklist /svc'. Look for the PID and find the exact instance of MSDE that is whoring memory.

From there, you can use the link below to ascertain how to limit the memory, using the osql command and connecting to the database.

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=909636

In my case, it was 'sbsmonitoring' consuming large amounts. If you have ISA installed, I've seen that eat mega memory. Here's an example of what I did:

C:\>osql -E -S SERVER\sbsmonitoring
1> sp_configure 'show advanced options',1
2> reconfigure with override
3> go
Configuration option 'show advanced options' changed from 0 to 1. Run the
RECONFIGURE statement to install.
1> sp_configure 'max server memory',70
2> reconfigure with override
3> go
DBCC execution completed. If DBCC printed error messages, contact your system
administrator.
Configuration option 'max server memory (MB)' changed from 2147483647 to 70.
Run the RECONFIGURE statement to install.
1> exit


You'd need to change 'SERVER' to the name of your own server and substitute 'sbsmonitoring' for whatever PID you identified previously.
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