SQL Server 2005 ( 32 Bit ) Memory Setting

I am currently responsible for a production SQL Server RDB that is configured on a 2 node cluster.  This system has 32 gig of RAM, and I have set the appropriate min and max memory settings.  The OS is Windows Standard Edition ( 32 bit )

My question is, should I set the SQL Server Service account user up with the ability to lock pages in memory?  If so do I need to make the setting change on both nodes in the cluster? ( I **believe** the answer would be yes )  What other steps would be necessary to implement the changes ( if necessary )?

I understand that in the 64 bit world you would not do this, but they are still on the 32 bit architecture at the moment.

Thanks in advance for the guidance.
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
>> should I set the SQL Server Service account user up with the ability to lock pages in memory?

Yes

>>  If so do I need to make the setting change on both nodes in the cluster?

Yes..

Things that needs to be done:

* Enable /3GB switch in boot.ini file
* Enable /PAE switch in boot.ini file
* Enable AWE
* Enable Lock Pages in Memory
* Configure Min and Max Server Memory.
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mddohmAuthor Commented:
All the other setting you mentioned are in place.  Once the configuration change is made, do I have to restart anything besides SQL Server service for it to take affect?
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
For the first two configuration changes, you need to restart your machine to bring that into effect..
Rest three didn't require any restart..
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mddohmAuthor Commented:
Thanks you!
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mddohmAuthor Commented:
Excellent timely response.
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
Welcome..
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