change the size of the virtual memory paging file in Windows Server 2000

Virtual Memory is a technique that allows processes, which may not be entirely in the memory, to execute by means of automatic storage allocation upon request. To change the virtual memory paging file size, follow these steps:

A.      Open the Control Panel and click on the System Icon;

B.      On the Advanced tab, click Performance Options and under Virtual memory, click Change;

C.      In the Drive list, click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change; and

D.      Under Paging file size for selected drive, type a new paging file size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, and then click Set.

If you decrease the size of either the minimum or maximum page file settings, you must restart your computer to see the effects of those changes. Increases typically do not require a restart

Added on December 26, 2007 Comment