You may receive messages that state that the computer is out of memory when you run Virtual Server 2005 and SQL Server 2000 as peer applications on the same computer

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SYMPTOMS
When you try to turn on virtual machines in Microsoft Virtual Server 2005, you may receive messages that state that the computer is out of memory. This problem occurs when the following conditions are true:
  • You are running Virtual Server 2005 and Microsoft SQL Server 2000 as peer applications on the same computer.
  • You are running a SQL Server-based program that requires lots of random access memory (RAM).
CAUSE
This problem occurs because SQL Server does not release memory under conditions of heavy memory use.
WORKAROUND
To work around this problem, configure SQL Server to dynamically configure memory, and then set the minimum and maximum memory usage for SQL Server. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. In SQL Server Enterprise Manager, right-click the instance of SQL Server, and then click Properties.
  2. In SQL Server Properties (Configure) – instance, click Memory, and then click Dynamically Configure SQL Server memory.
  3. Set the minimum and maximum memory usage by using the Minimum (MB) and Maximum (MB) sliders, and then click OK.
REFERENCES
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
271624 Using DBCC MEMORYSTATUS to monitor SQL Server memory usage
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Article ID: 908476 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 12:05:20 - Revision: 1.2

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition, Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 Standard Edition

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