Allocated Memory Alert on SBSERVER

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Richard Steele, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. I'm getting Memory Alerts sent to us from our new SBS 2003 Premium server
    with 2 gigs of memory.

    The task manager shows the main offenders are:
    store.exe 576k System
    w3proxy.exe 339k System
    SQLServr.exe 88k System
    W3wp.exe 64k Network Service
    SQLSERVR.exe 38k System
    MMC.exe 38k
    Inetinfo 32k

    Total Physical Memory: 2096432k
    Available: 330648k
    Cache 499808k

    Handles 29203
    Threads 1111
    Processes 57

    Commit Change
    Total 2242744k
    Limit 4042428k
    Peak 2316584k

    No applications are running. I have no workstations logged in.

    What is going on?
    Richard Steele, Dec 30, 2004
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  2. When did you get these? What exact date?

    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Dec 30, 2004
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  3. Richard Steele

    Jack Ping Guest

    Does the alert message look like this?

    "A large amount of memory is committed to applications and processes.
    Consistently high memory usage can cause performance problems.

    To determine which processes and applications are using the most
    memory, use Task Manager. Monitor the activity of these resources over
    a few days. If they continue to use a high level of memory and are
    less critical processes or services, try stopping and then restarting

    You can disable this alert or change its threshold by using the Change
    Alert Notifications task in the Server Management Monitoring and
    Reporting taskpad."

    I had above alert email messages sent to me in the past. It happens in
    a cycle, it usually happens more and more frequently in one cycle,
    sometimes once an hour during night hours and early mornings. If i
    ignore them for a few weeks, the server will restart by itself. Then
    the message wont come back for a while. To avoid server auto restart,
    i usually restart it by myself once I started getting the alerts.

    I did quite a bit research, it seems not many people having the same
    problem, I posted this problem in here, no response. However, the good
    news is I just installed ISA2000 SP2 about 2 wks ago, and did not see
    the problem coming back so far. I guess, you can also try this
    solution, it may help.

    Jack Ping, Dec 30, 2004
  4. Richard Steele

    Raven_Maddox Guest

    Raven_Maddox, Dec 30, 2004
  5. Hi Raven,

    Wrong link. You should install the special sbs hotfix 843539:

    Smallbizserver.Net > SBS 2003 > Service packs & patches > Exchange 2003:


    Microsoft SBS-MVP
    One of the Magical M&M's
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Dec 30, 2004
  6. Richard Steele

    Raven_Maddox Guest

    Thanks Marina. I never got that far it doesnt seem. I've now installed the
    patch (originally I just disabled the alert) and now I am presently figuring
    out how to set the switches in the boot.ini file. It scares me to play with
    this tho. Do you have any links or ideas on how to set this correctly? I
    have 4 gig of RAM.
    Thanks again.
    Raven_Maddox, Dec 30, 2004
  7. Richard Steele

    Jack Ping Guest

    I have not installed Exchange2k3 SP1 yet. So my problem was caused by
    something else. Also, your alert message tells you "store.exe", my
    alert message tells me nothing, does not give me a clue where the
    problem is. Hopefully ISA SP2 fixed this weird problem.
    Jack Ping, Dec 30, 2004
  8. Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Dec 30, 2004
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