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VIrtual Memory usage very high

On a Windows Server 2003 with SP1, VM usage (pagefile) increased to 10 GB. The physical memory is 2 GB, and the memory used for all proccesses is 1.7 GB.
Some processes have mem usage 20M and VM 700 MB!
This wasn't the case till a few days back, I don't know what happened.
The machine has ISA 2006 installed.
Any help?
Windows Server 2003

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Ehab Salem

8/22/2022 - Mon

Looks like a process did consume more and more of memory since killed or it hit some restriction. The pagefile grows, but is never shrinking. If the machine is not needing that pagefile anymore, only thing you can do is:
configure machine to not use pagefile
recreate pagefile

This is one of many reasons why I cannot recommend using "system maintained" as size setting. My pagefiles always are restricted in size, so applications running wild hit the top very soon.



VIjay Kadadi

and check which process consuming the more memory like store.exe( exchange) or w3proxy.exe(ISA)...set the virtual memeory manually and restart these services or restart your server...


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Ehab Salem

I already restarted the server twice. I tried also restarting the services in question. Some use small amount after restarting then it starts to increase (IBM Raid server starts with 20M and ends by 700 MB), and some keep the high VM usage like the ISA services.
I will post a list of the services.
Ehab Salem

attached a snapshot of taskmgr

I do not trust this numbers. TCpSvcs is "Simple TCP Services", which never needs that much VM. Rtvscan (as a AV) can use that much, for caching which files it already scanned. For SNMP and WinLogon and CertSrv I do not see any reason to eat up memory. Very strange.
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These numbers are true...i guess....for testing purpose stop all ISA services and then check the task manager ....:) its easy to find which applcation having the problem .....:)

And if its not related with applications installed then any related with hardware ...Memory leakage problem..may be

Vijay Kadadi
Ehab Salem

I really don't think that these values are correct as the server's performance is ok! but the page file is actually 8 GB.
I want to add also that the last thing I did was removing exchange 2003 from the server, before that it was ok.
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