Virtual Memory is a system memory which resides inside the system Hard drive, Operating system simulates the allocation which is acting as a virtual memory when the System is running out of physical RAM.
When the Systems physical Memory is low then memory pages moves from physical RAM to Virtual Memory which also called as page file. Moving the memory pages will free up the Physical memory and application is continue running without crashing.
If you have less physical RAM then it’s a good idea to configure the Virtual Memory on your system and if you are like it does not matter much on the Physical Memory still i will go ahead and configure the Virtual Memory to boost up the system speed.
Now Follow the Step to configure the Virtual Memory on Windows Server 2008
1. Go to Start
2. Right Click on Computer and Click Properties
3. Click Advance System Properties
4. System Settings will open and go to Advance Section and select settings in the performance section
5. Performance option will open and select Advance Tab (Tip : If you want to increase your system performance then you can select “Adjust for Best Performance” in the Visual Effect Tab)
6. Performance option will open and select Advance Tab (Tip : If you want to increase your system performance then you can select “Adjust for Best Performance” in the Visual Effect Tab)
7. In Advance Tab Select Change
8. Virtual Memory Option will open and by Default “Automatically Manage Paging file size for All Drives” – you need to uncheck that option and then configure it manually
Check the Recomanded Value which need to Manually configured ( Note: We can divede the page files in more than drives but the total value as per the best practice only)
You need to define the value by selecting the drive letter and then you need to put the value in the custom size as initial size and maximum size, and then click Set.
Then Click Ok and Apply and at the end you need to reboot the Server to be in affect