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Getting this error in event viewer "The memory settings for this server are not optimal for Exchange. For more information, click http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=815372"

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This is a Windows 2003 R2 machine will all teh service packs, exchange 2003 is service pack 2 as well.
I'm getting the above error in event viewer teh Kb article tells you to add the 3/Gb switch to the boot.ini which you can see below has been done. Any ideas?

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003, Standard" /noexecute=optout /fastdetect /3GB /Userva=3030

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Run the Exchange best practises tool. You can download that from Microsoft via http://www.exbpa.com/ - if there is a problem then it will detect it and give you a link to the relevant KB article.

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Totally forgot about this tool. Running it now, but anyone else ever seen the problem we have?
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Well ran the tool and it came up with this http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/cbc2b55c-f850-47f7-a414-cc01b91a01a6.aspx 

Interesting that the other Kb doesn't even mention this, you'd expect it too. If this works I'll give yout he points straight away :-)
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Right to summarise this, we we getting the folowing error in the vent log of an exchange 2003 server als running as a DC. Getting this error in event viewer "The memory settings for this server are not optimal for Exchange. For more information clcik here, well on clicking you get http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=815372 which is a FAQ on how to optimize memory usage in Exchange Server 2003, however after changing the settings in boot.ini as the Kb advises I still got the error, running the tool Sembee advises I got a critical event about memory as well, but it gives a totally different fix, "This server has 1 GB or more of physical memory and HeapDeCommitFreeBlockThreshold has not been set to 262144" The fix is in the tech net link above this.
What is strange is you'd think both fix's would be in the original Kb article.....
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