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Exchange Store on SBS2003

Discussion in 'Software' started by Toasty, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Toasty

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone could help. On SBS2003 the exchange store (store.exe) is designed to use as much memory as possible. Is there any way to stop this or set a cap on how much free memory it can use?

    I have googled some of the day and not found any information that is of much use. The problem I have is store.exe and sqlservr.exe are eating up just over a gig of my 2GB memory and causing problems as the swap file going mad all day.

    Thank you in advance for any help.

    Regards
     
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  2. Slam

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    I would think about moving the SQL instance to a another server with lots of RAM. If that isn't possible then you should be able to adjust the RAM that SQL uses from the SSMS.
     
  3. Sparky
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    Perhaps bump the RAM up to 4GB?

    Also what AV are you using for Exchange?
     
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  4. UKDarkstar
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    Don't think you'll find this is possible as SBS is an all-in-one package

    Ok, had a quick Google around :p

    Have a read of these and see if there's any help :

    http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2004/08/02/206012.aspx

    http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2005/12/07/415733.aspx

    http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2006/06/30/439628.aspx

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/815372

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996184(EXCHG.65).aspx

    You may also want to dig around on the sites mentioned.

    HTH
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    Or how about this one? While it is aimed at Exchange 2007, according to this it works for Exchange 2k3 as well.

    -Ken
     
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  6. Toasty

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    Thank You UKDarkstar and Wagnerk for your help. I have changed the boot.ini file to the 3Gb switch but this made no change.

    I will download the Windows support tools and use the ADSIEdit as used by Jim McBee tomorrow and will let you know if it has any effect.

    We are running Nod32 AV Sparky, my worry about putting in more ram is that store.exe will just keep growing as in Jim McBee Exchange 2007weblog.

    Again thank you very much for your help.

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  7. Sparky
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    No probs mate, I would still consider bumping the RAM up to 4GB (I know you wont get most out it with SBS being 32bit but whatever!) as the cost of RAM these days aint much and I spec all my SBS boxes with 4GB just so I dont have to consider that as a potential problem in the future.

    If you do change the amount of RAM store.exe is using I would expect this to slow down the overall performace of Exchange and users might start complaining.

    What app is using SQL btw?
     
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  8. Toasty

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    Thank you all for your help. I have made a couple of changes today and the store.exe has been stable at about 500Mb.

    Thank's Sparky, I have ordered some ram but i am right in thinking the server will only see about 3 1/2Gb in Windows not that it matters as you said the price of memory is so cheep now. Only Symantec Backup Exec is using SQL.

    Again thank you all for your help.
     
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  9. Sparky
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    Try running liveupdate on that application mate, you might find that a patch will free up some of the system reasources.
     
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