Page file windows 2008 R2 terminal server

Hi, I am running VMware. I have got performance issues with a terminal server VM. It is windows 2008 R2, 2 x CPU's, 16GB RAM. 50GB C:\ partition. This terminal server is used by 14 people. They run their standard office apps plus Sage Tax and Accounts Production. Often the server freezes for 5-10 seconds and generally runs slow. We have ruled out the network but were pointed in the direction of a potential issue with the page file. At present it is set to 'automatically manage the page file'. What is the recommended size for this environment?
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Ratnesh MishraConnect With a Mentor Commented:
General recommendation for Windows Operating system page file is always 1.5 times that of physical RAM .  
What is mentioned in your query regarding server freeze for 5-10 sec , it implies that you are facing a soft hang situation.
Have you ever tried to check orphane port entries on the RDS[Remote Desktop Server] formally know as terminal server. ?
When you say TS freezes for 5-10 sec ,is all users are unable to get responses ?
Have to checked for any Event id 56 in the system log ?
Soft hang occurs mostly because of system waiting for response from some other resources ?
Have you tried to capture procmon log while issue happens on the TS ?
How often you faces the issue ? Is it intermittent or happens at specific time or on executing specific application ?
Lee W, MVPConnect With a Mentor Technology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
If you've traced this to the pagefile, then I'd say you've misinterpreted the problem.  It's not the pagefile, it's the RAM.  The Pagefile isn't used much if you have enough RAM... and to me, 14 users, running office apps and a sage product with 16 GB of RAM is too little.  I'd double it.
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