troubleshooting Question

Page File usage with plenty of RAM to spare

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Mike TreatFlag for United States of America asked on
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This particular server is running Windows Server 2003. This server is accessed daily by 30 or so users, and is loaded with 6 gigs of RAM. The thing that puzzles me is that the task manager tells me that I have around 3 gigs of physical RAM available, but it still uses the page file, and lots of it. I have the page file set to around 13 gigs, and at times, task manager will say that 4-5 gigs is being used. This concerns me, as I believe it may have a negative effect on the performance of this server. Would it be best to completely eliminate the page file, or is there a misconfigured parameter that tells the machine to access the PF instead of the RAM? Thanks
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