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What size paging file for Windows Server 2008?

Discussion in 'Servers and Enterprise Solutions' started by Spooter, 4 Mar 2010.

  1. Spooter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Aug 2007

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    What size paging file for Windows Server 2008?

    In the fast I would do double the amount of memory for minimum and maximum but when you have 32Gig of ram it uses far to much disk space.

    Should I let windows manage it?
     
  2. paradigm

    Caporegime

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    Location: Staffordshire

    Leave it as system managed.
     
  3. Saundie

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Oct 2008

    Posts: 2,994

    Location: London, England

    There's a fascinating* article on technet that discusses this very question; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889654. I always used to set it to 1.5 times the amount of physical RAM, but no longer recall the reasoning behind it.

    *not actually fascinating
     
  4. paradigm

    Caporegime

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    Location: Staffordshire

    And given Vista/2008 7/2008 R2's vastly different RAM utilization when compared to 2003/XP, that article is pretty useless in this context.
     
  5. RSR

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Aug 2006

    Posts: 8,862

    This. :)