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Why does the WSA take up so much more memory in Windows 7 and 2008 Server than in Windows XP and 2003 server?
This solution applies to the Barracuda Web Security Agent provided with Web Security Flex.
Windows XP and Windows 2003 server display memory within the task manager differently than Windows 7 and Windows 2008 server.
- XP and 2003 server only display the total "Working Set" which includes shared data/memory.
- Windows 7 and Windows 2008 server shows only the "Private working set" which refers to shared and non-shared(private) data/memory.
You can configure Windows 7 and 2008 Server to show "Working Set" by clicking View - Select Columns, and select Memory - Working Set.
Note: Windows XP and 2003 Server do not provide the ability to configure "Private Working Set" as view. They only provide "Working Set" view for memory usage.
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