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SBS2003 Servers - the 3GB Switch in the boot.ini file

Posted on 2010-08-22
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I have several sbs2003 servers. None of them have the 3GB Switch in the boot.ini file to optimise the virtual memory for exchange http://smtp25.blogspot.com/2007/06/3gb-userva3030-parameters-on-bootini.html , is this recommended thing to do? Or only if the store.exe is coming up with errors?

I was watching a cbt nuggets video on sbs2003 and this was the recommended thing to do.

Any advice would be great.
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This is NOT reccomended for SBS Servers..... or servers that are AD controllers or Global Catalogs.  From the KB Article linked at the bottom ot the blog you linked
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Note You do not have to use the /3GB switch on Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003-based computers. We do not recommend that you use the /3GB switch parameter in the Boot.ini file for Exchange Server computers that are also Active Directory domain controllers or global catalog servers.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823440 
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The switch is helpful for when you are doing a compress and compact on the exchange DB. There are only a handful of times where I have had to enable this.  Sometimes the exchange repair will not run with out it.
I would say dont do it unless you need it.


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Thats great - thanks very much
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