Page file
05/11/2018 18:33
Please the drive C: on me file and print server is currently running out of disk space. This often makes it impossible for jobs to be spooled and affects over 355 users who print to 52 printers that depend on the print server The page file on the drive C: is currently 568MB. How do I relocate this page file to drive D: where I have about 4GB free space If it is not possible to relocate the page file, is there any way I can make my drive D: to be the spool drive Thanks.


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05/11/2018 18:33 - Hi Peter, Shifting the pagefile is relatively easy: Start > Settings > Control Panel > System Icon > Performance Tab > 'Change Button' in the Virtual Memory area of the dialogue box Your current min and max sizes of the pagefile should show in the list of drives against the entry for Drive C: (where you said it is at the moment) Select the disk you want to place the pagefile on from the list of drive letters presented. In the paging file size area of the dialogue specify the minimum and maximum sizes of the paging file. (Note: It is best to make the min and max figures the same and the value as recommended - ie: the pagefile is not allowed to 'grow' - this prevents fragmentation) Click 'Set' after you have entered the values.

Click on drive C: in the list of drive letters - the current min and max values for your existing pagefile will be presented in the size boxes - clear the contents of the size boxes and click 'Set' again - this removes your old paging file on Drive C: Click 'OK' and then 'OK' again to dismiss the dialogues - the system will prompt for a restart - after the reboot you will be using your new paging file. The system may warn about having to disable some aspects of crash recording with the pagefile removed from Drive C: - you can safely accept thisa option on a production machine - the crash recording it is referring to is primarily of interest on a software development machine.

Check that the old pagefile on Drive C: has been removed after the system reboot - if pagefile.sys is still present, you can now safely delete it.

If you require more spooling space for print jobs you can shift the spool directory on your sytstem to an area where more space exists.

EG: Create a folder on Drive D: called 'Spool' (the exact name is unimportant) To tell the system to use the new Spool folder: Start > Settings > Printers > Right Click in the blank area of the 'P{rinters' window > Server Properties > Advanced Tab > Enter the location of the folder you created in the 'Spool Folder' box (eg: D:Spool) Click 'OK' - the system will require a restart - print spooling will now be done from the new folder you have specified.

Hope this all helps.

Calvin.


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05/11/2018 18:33 - Hi CalvinThanks a lot for your helpIt worked well Rgds.

Peter.


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