Windows server 2008 page file

I have a win server 2008 box with hyper-v. I run 4 vms and the actual box is just win server with hyper v. I noticed that I have my page file set to let microsoft determine the amount.

In doing so the c drive in the main sever is almost full since the page file is 16gb. I am going to upgrade the ram on the server to 48gb ram. Does this server need a page file at all ever if I am putting 48gb? If not what is the lowest number I should set it up .
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MadParCommented:
Hypervisor don't use page file, you can use page file that has size of double memory amount dedicated for parent partition. I.e. you dedicate for parent partition 1 Gb of memory and rest memory distribute between virtual hosts. In this case you must assign page file to 2 Gb.

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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Most people consider it best practice to use at most a 6gb pagefile for their hyper-v host. No performance loss and certainly no performance gain from having a bigger one.
IT_FanaticAuthor Commented:
Thank you both for your help. I set the page file to 6GB. I just need to restart the server but when the client lets me do so. I will keep you posted if anything else arises. Thanks again.
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