11 Replies Latest reply on Oct 4, 2007 1:34 AM by dkast

    How to get VMserver to see more than 4GB of RAM

    marsh016 Enthusiast

      I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 server running Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 with 8 GB of RAM installed.  VMware will only see 4 GB of this memory.  I know that the limit for Windows Server 2003 Standard is 4GB, but I thought that if you put the /PAE switch in the boot.ini file, it would allow applications to use memory above 4GB.  My boot.ini file looks like the following:


      multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003, Standard" /fastdetect /pae /NoExecute=OptOut


      Anyone know what I need to do to get this working.  Thanks in advance for the help.