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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?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: 7 years ago

Solution #00005926


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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