RE: Exchange 2003 Free Page Table Entries
- From: v-chacez@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (chace zhang)
- Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 05:46:16 GMT
Thank you for posting here.
From your post, I understand that EXBPA reports errors on /3GB when you addthe switch on the Exchange 2003 server. If I have misunderstood, just post
back to let me know.
According to my knowledge, /3GB switch is required on the Exchange BE
servers with 1GB physical memory installed on the computer. Please confirm
if the Exchange server is properly working. The Exbpa just provide some
suggestions to deploy and maintain your Exchange Server, it's not 100
percent correctly, if you have updated the last service pack for exchange
server. Also after monitoring exchange server, doesn't find any errors on
it. You can simple ignore the warning about 3GB switch. Your understanding
Also, you may check the ServerRole attribute from Active Directory. The
value shouLd be set to "0" for BE server. To do so:
1. Start ADSI Editor tool. This tool is included in Windows 2003 supporting
2. Expand the CN=Configuration, DC=Domain, DC=com container.
3. Expand CN=Services, and then expand CN=Microsoft Exchange.
4. Expand CN=Organization, and then expand CN=Administrative Groups.
5. Expand CN=Servers.
6. Right click the server in problem and then Properties.
7. In the "Select a property to view" list, click "ServerRole". Make sure
the value is "0".
Reference articles on Virtual Memory and /3GB switch:
How to modify the Store Database maximum cache size in Exchange 2000 Server
Exchange memory use and the /3GB switch
How to optimize memory usage in Exchange Server 2003
Hope this helps! If anything is unclear or you need more help, feel free to
let me know.
Thanks and have a nice day!
Chace Zhang (MSFT)
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| From: "Jon Doh" <JonDoh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| Subject: Exchange 2003 Free Page Table Entries
| Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 17:21:22 +0100
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| I'm currently setting up a new Exchange 2003 SP2 server, this is running
| Windows 2003 SP1.
| The system I'm using is a brand new Dell 2900, with 4Gb RAM, the page
| is set at 6Gb.
| When ever I run the Exchange BPA I get the following error:
| Free Page Table entries is critical
| Current PTE account (approx) 2850
| I've followed the link within the message and checked that the
| value within HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory
| Management is set to 0, and also that I've got /3GB /USERAV=3030 in
| boot.ini. After a quick reboot, BPA still gives me the same error, so
| following the further instructions I change the USERAV value to 2970. I'm
| still getting the message in BPA, I then followed the further
| here: http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/315407/ to change the
| HeapDecommitFreeBlockThreshold to 0x00040000.
| However, I'm still getting the issues. I've followed the instructions
| http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/894067/ hoping it was an issue with the
| performance monitor reporting the value incorrectly, but alas the value
| only shown as 3004 (12016 Kb) (interestingly this is different from the
| reported figure of 2872)
| Does anyone have any suggestions? The server appears to be running fine,
| it only currently has 1 user on it, I wouldn't like to move over a
| users for the system to die. I'm tempted to ring PSS, but would hate to
| waste a support call on something that potentially isn't a problem....
| The Microsoft website mentions driver issues, but these are all the ones
| supplied by the manufacturer, and i can't see any that would be causing
| Many thanks
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