Why is the Memory Usage so high?

December 30, 2010 at 09:08:03
Specs: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server, 3583
I am running Server 2003, as my domain server and exchange server. I have 3583 mb of memory installed. I have noticed that it is running at 88% usage. Whats going on? Is there anything I can do to get the usage down. The main things that are eating the memory are the Exchange server store and mysql

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#1
December 30, 2010 at 09:15:40
Question: Why do you want to decrease memory usage, and not increase it by 12%?

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#2
December 30, 2010 at 09:28:09
it is bogging down the network whatever is going on. How do i increase it?

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#3
December 30, 2010 at 09:52:12
The problem is that you are running too much on one server. By default Exchange will take most memory on a server for it's own use. When Exchange is by itself on a server, as it was intended to be, this is a good thing. When the same server is serving other roles this will be a problem.

Exchange can be set to use less memory but I am unsure of the method.

But except for light use I suspect you will have a problem with 4GB RAM. But unless you are running Sever 2003 Enterprise (or 64 bit) that will be the limit.


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#4
December 30, 2010 at 10:20:14
Whats the best way to break it up?

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#5
January 1, 2011 at 12:09:12
Why do you think high memory utilization is your slowness issue?
Memory is the fastest component in the system.

Here is an article on configuring exchange memory
http://www.msexchange.org/articles/...

"Allocation of memory depends on the number of users, the size of their mailboxes and the amount of mail that is stored every day."

You never did mention how many users you have.

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