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SQL Server 2000 not using full memory on Windows server 2003

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Hi everyone.

for a week now, I have had an issue with our SQL server not using the full amount of free space on the server.

We have a Windows Server 2003 Standard with 4gb on hyper-v.

I have allocated 3gb to SQL to use for itself in max allowance, however, SQL is only using 1733644K of memory. Leaving 2GB floating there.

I would not mind, but the server is slowly getting very slow and we have to restart the server every night to clear it.

Please, Please can anyone assist.

Thank you in advance
Baker
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I presume you went through this document to fully configure the memory usage for your sql server:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/274750

other than that, if your sql server becomes SLOW every day, it must be something else ...
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First of all: Don't restart the server every night.

Use first only DBCC FREEPROCCACHE to see whether you have plan problems.

In the next step clear the buffer pools using DBCC DROPCLEANBUFFERS.

And least, but not last, only restart the SQL Server Windows service, not the entire server.

These steps should help you, to determin whether it is a SQL Server or a Windows Server problem.
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Thank you both for your response. Did both things and seem to be working
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