It seems that SBS 2008 has an insatiable thirst for system resources, and since many of our deployments are somewhat limited in terms of hardware, we're looking for ways to decrease the physical memory usage of SBS 2008. its not uncommon for many of our sites to see 90-99% memory utilization with 8GB RAM under no significant load. One of the things that has stood out to us are the Share Point and WSUS SQL processes. I've read that these will use the maximum allotment of RAM unless its needed by another process, but when i look at \\.\pipe\mssql$microsoft##
uery and check the RAM allocation its listed as
Minimum Server Memory : 1280
Maximum Server Memory: 6400
Are these values reasonable for the built-in OS databases? Considering that if Share Point isnt being used, I'd like to know how low we can set these values and maintain a stable environment.
I've looked fairly thoroughly and havent been able to find any authoritative guide to Tuning the Memory usage on SBS 2008, and what little i have seen has been very vague or suggesting that i run 32GB of RAM, so any advice on this would be helpful.