The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the server reached the configured limit for nonpaged pool allocations.

When you use your Windows 7 workstation for heavy network file copying the lan manager server tends to run out of memory. By making the following setting changes you can avoid this and enhance the file copy speeds.

Set the following registry key to ‘1′:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\LargeSystemCache

and set the following registry key to ‘3′:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters\Size

After making these changes, restart for them to take effect.

Additionally, this entry will likely be in your System event log:

Log Name: System
Source: srv
Date: 9/29/2014 2:29:02 PM
Event ID: 2017
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: XYZ
Description:
The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the server reached the configured limit for nonpaged pool allocations.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="srv" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49152">2017</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-09-29T18:29:02.941718000Z" />
<EventRecordID>77293445</EventRecordID>
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>XYZ</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>\Device\LanmanServer</Data>
<Binary>0000040001002C0000000000E10700C0000000009A0000C00000000000000000000000000000000005000000</Binary>
</EventData>
</Event>

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2 thoughts on “The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the server reached the configured limit for nonpaged pool allocations.”

  1. It doesn’t just affect network traffic, also local traffic (that’s presumably perceived to go through the NIC in some loopback fashion?).

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