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Using /3 in windows 2003

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Dear,

I need to ask about the /3 witch. Do I can put it in Windows Server 2003 ENT (Domain Controller) and what are the benefits to use this switch?

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the /3gb switch limits the amount of memory that the winows kernal can hog. its sometime worth using on systems the more than 3Gb of ram and gives apps more memory at the expense of the OS
To expand on that..  In order to utilize the extra gig of user-mode memory space you get with that switch,  you have to have an application that is aware and can actually take advantage of it.

To my knowledge at present only SQL, Exchange, and Oracle can take advantage.  
Arabsoft,  do you consider this question answered?

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