MS SQL Maximum Server Memory Setting Keeps going Back to Default


I’ve set the maximum memory usage in SQL to 40GB but I keep coming back to it (due to slow server speed) only to find its back at the default 2147483647 MB.

I’ve upgraded to the latest version of 2008 R2 (10.50.4000) but the same thing has happened again.  The server has not been restarted and neither has the SQL service.

I’m completely lost as to what could be causing this, has any one seen this before?  Any recommendation on what to do next?

Many thanks

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lcohanConnect With a Mentor Database AnalystCommented:
Is there any startup script or is this running on a VM that was initially took with that setting and restored? There is NO other way unless someone else (admin) goes in and changing it.
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