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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
By default, Exchange 2000 Server creates 4 JET heaps for each processor (the Ese.dll file creates these heaps). For example, a 4-processor server has 16 JET heaps. These heaps are distinct, separate memory pools within the Store.exe process. JET (Ese.dll) allocates memory from these private heaps when JET manipulates data and performs maintenance.
Servers that have 4 processors or less perform well with this default heap setting. However, servers that have 4 processors or more and that also have the maximum number of storage groups and Messaging Databases (MDBs) may use more virtual address space than necessary, especially servers that have 1 gigabyte (GB) or more physical random access memory (RAM).
In situations where servers use more virtual address space than necessary, you can reduce the information store virtual address space by reducing the number of JET heaps.
For additional information about the latest service pack for Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
301378NOTE: This change is intended for Exchange 2000 RTM and not for newer Server Packs.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301378/EN-US/ )XGEN: How to Obtain the Latest Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack
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To change the number of heaps that JET creates, you need to add a registry value. To do so:
Heap Definition: Operating systems implement a process-wide heap manager to handle memory operations for the process. A default heap called process-heap is created for each process when the process is started.
This process-heap handles all alloc, free, and realloc calls for memory blocks in that process. In addition, the program or DLLs that are loaded can create custom heaps for their own private uses (such as the Ese.dll file). Such custom heaps exist in the process space, but the memory from these custom heaps is distinct from the memory that is allocated by the process-heap.
For additional information about large amounts of RAM on an Exchange 2000 server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/266096/EN-US/ )XGEN: Exchange 2000 Requires /3GB Switch with More Than 1 Gigabyte of Physical RAM