Topic Last Modified: 2005-11-17

The Microsoft® Exchange Server Analyzer Tool queries the Win32_OperatingSystem Microsoft Windows® Management Instrumentation (WMI) class to determine the amount of virtual address space allocated to user mode processes (MaxProcessMemorySize) and the version of Windows (OSProductSuite) that is running on the Active Directory® directory service server. The following table describes the classes and keys being evaluated by the Exchange Server Analyzer.

If the Exchange Server Analyzer determines that the value for the MaxProcessMemorySize is 3104640, and that the value for OSProductSuite resolves to Windows 2000 Server, an error is displayed.

This error indicates that the /3GB startup switch is set in the Boot.ini file on a directory server running Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. This switch is not supported on Windows 2000 Server, and should be used only on computers with 1 GB or more of memory that are running any of the following operating systems:

To remove the /3GB switch from the Boot.ini file

  1. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the system partition.

  2. If you are unable to see the Boot.ini file, it could be because the Folder Options are set to Hide protected operating system files. If this is the case, in Explorer, click Tools, Folder Options, and then click the View tab. Clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. When prompted with the warning box, click Yes.

  3. When the Boot.ini file is visible in Explorer, right-click the file, click Open With, and choose Notepad to open the file.

  4. In the [Operating Systems] section, delete the following switches from all startup lines: /3GB /USERVA=3030

  5. Save the changes and close Notepad.

  6. Restart the directory server for the change to take effect.

For more information about using the /3GB startup switch, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles: