Phantom Memory Usage
Posted on 2014-09-10
I am having an issue where the memory usage on a server slowly increases until it reaches almost almost 100%. Virtual memory also fills to capacity then the server locks up and has to be hard booted.
The total memory usage in the Perfomance graph in task manager will show the total usage but the processes tab does not show what is consuming all of the memory. The memory usage of all of the processes at this moment totals roughly 5GB while the Performance graph shows 12GB/16GB consumed.
I have to reboot every few days in order to clear the memory.
I am not running sql or any virtualization.
I have tried restarting may services that i thought could be the cause with no luck.
The Server is 2012R2 and acts as a domain controller, file server and print server. It DFSs all file shares to an almost identially configured server in another location. That server has no such issue.