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Default Virtual Memory Settings

Last Modified: 2012-06-27
On all of our Windows systems, the default pagefile / virtual memory is set to a custom value of min=2046 and max=4092. This seems to be the same for servers and clients (32 bit or 64 bit) when freshly built so we have to manually change the settings as we do the setup. This is the same for non-domain systems so isn't being set by group policy or anything.

My question is - why are these values chosen by Windows by default, and given that Windows has specifically chosen them should we change them back to System Managed or leave them alone?
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