Virtual Memory Setting for Terminal Server

Posted on 2008-06-10
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I have a few terminal servers that are about to go into prodution. Each box has 8gb of ram. In virtual memory I have the intial size set to 2046 and the maximum set to 12285. Is this configuration correct or should I modify the memory range? Thanks.
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JapyDooge earned 500 total points
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You should make minimal and maximal the same so the pagefile does'nt fragment on the harddrive.

This will keep the pagefile optimal for memory tranfsers.

For example: 8192MB or even 16384.

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Ok. Though I thought the rule of thumb was to have the page file at 1.5 time the size of physical ram?

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I usually take 2x but 1.5x is fine also, altrough for a Terminal Services or Citrix server it can be handy to have 2x becouse there's always more users on it after a given time than you ever planned :-)

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Thanks for th info!

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No thanks ;) Thanks to you!

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