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SQL Server 2012 Memory Manager KB articles

Since the release of SQL Server 2012 with a redesigned memory manager, a steady stream of KB articles have been produced by CSS to provide guidance on the new or changed options, as well as fixes that have been published..


How has memory sizing changed in SQL 2012?

2663912 Memory configuration and sizing considerations in SQL Server 2012 -;EN-US;2663912  


Setting "locked pages" to avoid SQL Server memory pages getting swapped has been simplified, particularly for Standard Edition, the details can be found here:

2659143 How to enable the "locked pages" feature in SQL Server 2012 -;EN-US;2659143


Note the following deprecation (particularly relevant for 32-bit installations):

2644592 The "AWE enabled" SQL Server feature is deprecated -;EN-US;2644592


Note the following fixes available:

2708594 FIX: Locked page allocations are enabled without any warning after you upgrade to SQL Server 2012 -

2688697 FIX: Out-of-memory error when you run an instance of SQL Server 2012 on a computer that uses NUMA -

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Published Wednesday, June 20, 2012 4:20 PM by SQLOS Team



Sarabpreet Singh Anand said:

great resource for memory. Thanks for documenting all links at one place.

This saved my day. :)

July 16, 2012 9:35 AM
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