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    Hi fellow geeks,

    Since VMware have abolished the cost to license memory, we have upgraded all our blades to the max and increasing the vRam across the board for all Windows 2008 R2 servers that are running on vSphere 4.x.

    I have selected a few application servers and over presented them with memory and removed their pagefile completely. Performance has been great but not ready to make this change to all servers (Exchange, Sharepoint, document management etc). Has anyone out there take this step by removing Pagefiles from all/most servers in their enterprise environment?

    VG
    Last edited by VirtualGeek; 18th October 2012, 04:30. Reason: forgot to add info

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    Re: Windows 2008 R2 without a pagefile

    IIRC Windows likes a minimal page file, regardless of the RAM you are using.
    Try reducing them to 16Mb (thats Megabytes, not Gb) on the root partition -- ignore the complaint about the dump files.
    Tom Jones
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