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Virtual memory in server 2012

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Hi,

I got a server 2012r2, which runs as terminal server and around 25 users log in at same time .
Got ram for 32 gb
Right now the virtual is set to initial&maximum size both to 4gb ,

How do I set the right initial and maximum sizes ?? Because In event logs, I get low virtual memory error messages
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Adam BrownCloud Security Consultant
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The general recommendation is to have a Page file that is as large as the amount of memory you have, Realistically, a server performing just DC & DNS wouldn't utilize anything close to 32GB of RAM unless it's the only DC in a giant organization, so it shouldn't really be utilizing the Page file that much. Is there anything else running on this server?

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Hi sorry I made a mistake in the question.
It's actually not DC. It's the terminal server and around 25 users log in at same time.
I tried changing the virtual memory to automatic and now it uses 25gb of space for paging. Is this right ? Or I should I set custom size ?
Scott SilvaNetwork Administrator
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Strange... I am running DC's with dhcp and dns on only 4 GB of ram...
But if you really need this...   https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/motiba/2015/10/15/page-file-the-definitive-guide/

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Hi Scott, sorry it's not dc .
It's terminal server running around 25 users simultaneously
Scott SilvaNetwork Administrator
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Sorry too... Your correction came in after I composed my answer but before I clicked post...
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