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large pagefile.sys Server 2008 r2

Posted on 2011-04-19
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello Everyone,

I configured a new HP server running 16 GB or RAM and Server 2008 R2. This server is an upgrade from one that was running 4 GB of RAM. I noticed the C drive usage seemed high so I investigated and determined it's a 16.2 GB pagefile.sys file that is taking up this space on C.

My question, because I can't seem to find a straight answer I feel safe with, is how can I delete this pagefile.sys and recover that space? And is this a good idea? Since this server has 16GB of RAM I'm thinking the pagefile.sys is not needed since we're not close to using the 16GB of actual RAM now.

Thanks in advance for your help!!
Question by:taborj
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to give you a straight answer

rich click my computer click properties

go to the place where you enable remote desktop

click on the advanced tab

Under performance click settings

click advanced

click on the change tab

uncheck automatically manage page file size

click on custom size

set yourself a minimum and maximum that the page files should be using click on set


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