I have a Windows 2008 Standard Edition / 32 bit server with 8 GB of RAM. I ran the PAE command:
bcdedit /set pae forceenable
and it reported back "operation completed successfully". How can I tell if the OS is actually now recognizing over 4 GB or ram? If I right click on the "My Computer" icon and choose properties it says 8 GB of RAM but then again it said that before I ran PEA as well. The server’s hardware does not support DEP but DEP seemed to be turned on anyway so maybe PAE was already enabled.