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w3wp.exe uses lot of memory in windows 2008 r2

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I am running Exchange 2010 on 2008 R2. The w3wp.exe is using most of its memory. Is there a way to fix this ?
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w3wp.exe is part of the IIS ApplicationPools, how much memory are we talking?
It's not unusual for an exchange server to do this and unfortunately there is little that can be done to prevent it.
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The server has 3 gb. RAM and is running on Hyper-v
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You can define maximum memory for application pool. After max memory limit is reached it will recycle to app pool. This will also remove all session Ids and parameters you saved in sessions so this can do more harm then benefit, but you can test it and see if it works for you.

Go to Application Pools, open Recycling of pool holding OWA. You will have Memory Based Maximums so select the options you need there.
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Cannot find or understand Recycling of pool holding OWA in Application Pools
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It is not a recommended procedure for an Exchange Server.
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I agree with demazter. It's not a recommended procedure and can cause more harm than benefit.
Let's forget this approach.

How much memory w3wp.exe process takes?
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