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Windows 7 – Event ID 2017 (Tuning workstation for server)

When I have Windows 7 and just one virtual machine, when I wanted to copy some file , share crash. In eventlog I found:

The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool
because the server reached the configured limit for nonpaged pool allocations.
Event ID: 2017

some searching leads to this simple solution – you need to tell your windows 7 that you want use it like file server and that should allocate resources as needed:

setup in registry OR copy paste into win7tweak.reg follwoing lines:

[sourcecode language=”css”][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesLanmanServerParameters]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory Management]

both parameters setup your windows 7 as file serving devil 😉

SOURCE (hard to find original) :

Below is the acutal in from ‘Systems Internals Tips and Trivia’
NT Workstation and NT Server have vastly different performance characteristics due to the internal tuning that the NT operating system, which is identical on both, performs. Most tuning parameters are inaccessible, but a few are located in the Registry. If you are running Server and you double-click on the Server entry of the Services tab in the Control Panel’s Network applet, you will get a dialog that lets you determine what type of application you want the machine to be tuned for. Choices let you select between “Minimize Memory Used”, “Balance”, “Maximize Usage for File Sharing”, and “Maximize Usage for Network Applications”. This dialog box is not presented on Workstation installations. The various selections actually change the values of two Registry values:

HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory
This table (which was derived from sessions with ‘Regmon’ (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896652.aspx)) presents the settings you should select on a Workstation to achieve the same effect you would get using the dialog box were your system a Server.

Minimize Memory Used   1
Balance                      2
File Sharing                 3
Network Applications     3

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