Alert on DOMAIN at 1/31/2005 8:05:59 PM

A large amount of memory is committed to applications and processes. Consistently high memory usage can cause performance problems.

To determine which processes and applications are using the most memory, use Task Manager. Monitor the activity of these resources over a few days. If they continue to use a high level of memory and are less critical processes or services, try stopping and then restarting them.

You can disable this alert or change its threshold by using the Change Alert Notifications task in the Server Management Monitoring and Reporting taskpad.



If you are seeing that like I am I think we’re hitting a threshold and we need to bump it up but I still have a SRX [PSS] call open on this.  As you can see tonight WHILE THE BACKUP WAS RUNNING [and mind you mine backs up two machines] and remoting in…and setting up a new monitoring alert [more on that later] and I think I was doing just a smidge too much.  Remind me to call back and see if they want me to kick up the health monitoring a bit.  We’ve seen a smatterings of them lately and they tend to be Xeon’s or Dual Processors.

Just keep an eye out for them and we’ll keep you posted.


6 Responses to Allocated Memory Alert on Domain

  1. Bob Floyd says:

    I’m seeing the same problem on a Dual Xeon 3.2GHz with 2GB ram. It’s phenomenal the amount of problems SBS 2003 has in terms of quirky bugs and other problems. We are also having problems with ISA server authentication…some apps like Lavasoft’s Adware SE simply will not work behind ISA Server 2000 running on SBS 2003, yet, run fine when running behind multiple stand-alone ISA server 2000 servers. After my first implementation of SBS 2003 I am convince this product was definitely not ready to be shipped and I don’t planning on doing any more implementations of it…not worth the time and expense of hacking to "make things work"!

  2. Bob,

    I don’t wish to pick on you dude but I think you’re missing out here. SBS2k3 is sooo ready for prime time and has been since it was released. We’ve installed at least 20 of these and, when done right, they run a treat. Can I suggest you get into the newsgroups, Yahoo! lists or pick up Harry’s books ( Take a little time to get to know the product and just how amazing it is. (visit

    SBS2k3 doesn’t have "quirky bugs" – yes it has its "quirks" but the same applies for any product. You only have to look at the units shipped and installed for SBS2k3 to know it’s a winner. And when installed the way the documentation and wizards instruct you it’s secure out of the box.

    Bob – please don’t leave the playground just yet. There are way too many success stories for this to be anything but a great product.


  3. Graeme Smith says:

    Remove MS Anti-spyware beta……

  4. Julie says:

    Does anyone know how to solve this? I’ve been getting allocated memory alerts from the sql server process for sbsmonitoring – after I stop/restart the process it slowly grows from using 24MB to over 900MB.

    The SBS 2003 machine has 2GB memory and 1, 2.8Ghz Xeon CPU.

  5. Keith Russo says:

    I’ve have the same issue. I’m going to try this <;

  6. Chris says:

    I was having repeated 12800 events every minute from 7a.m. to 3:30p.m. every day. I tried all the memory configuration tips I could find and they all did nothing. Friday though it stopped at 2p.m. instead of 3:30. I was finally able to track that down to a specific user. Someone had sent them an e-mail with an extremely large attachment. So large that the server couldn’t handle it. However, there was no indication on the users end that the email even existed, much less was causing problems. Once I deleted it the events stopped. I don’t know if I would’ve ever figured it out if they hadn’t left early that day.