Windows server with 2gigs of RAM?

June 27, 2013 at 14:38:53
Specs: Windows XP
Who would run a Windows Server 2003 system on 2gigs of RAM with 25 or more RDP users connecting to SQL server 2008 with a 20gig db?

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#1
June 28, 2013 at 03:04:03
That's a very specific question. I suspect that you already know the answer. So, does it work in practice? In the end that's the only way to judge these things.

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June 28, 2013 at 08:16:42
Actually I don't know the answer 100%. I don't know exactly how people in the IT world work. I'm just an avid gamer and repair PC's on my own time from home. I have a tech job but I am not IT. I would just like to know if this is normal practice for IT people. As a gamer and pc repair guy I feel the above scenario is ridiculous. The server is already exhausting physical memory and is at 2.5 gigs of use right now. I know that eating into the page file is certainly not ideal, especially in a work environment, and if I have to query a database to delete some 32,000 emails out of a client's email account, and then get memory errors and can't finish the job, I feel someone is either trying to save some money or they shouldn't be part of the deployment team... But then, I could be wrong. I'm not IT.

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#3
July 1, 2013 at 03:55:24
" But then, I could be wrong. I'm not IT."

So, if it's nothing to do with you why are you worrying about it? Leave it up to those whose job, and responsibility, it is. Without having the system to hand to test and do a few performance measurements on it's impossible to tell what bottlenecks there may be. I've run servers supporting 50 or more users with 256MB of RAM so there is no simple answer to such a question.


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#4
July 8, 2013 at 11:16:18
"I've run servers supporting 50 or more users with 256MB of RAM "

Really? Doing what pray tell? That would just barely run server 2003

spacemanjupiter that is a underspeced server that was never designed for rdp sessions. I would suggest deleting the email account and recreating instead of trying to delete 32K of emails.

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