Max Memory – VPC and Demos


MemoryEver want to start up a VPC to do a demo and you have too many things running and want to maximize your memory.

So you go into services, kill everything that you can find, close all your apps. and then you do your demo, but sometimes you kill the wrong things, or too much, then you need to reboot after?

Well here is a little trick that I picked up in order to make your life just a wee bit better.



Net Start




net stop “SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER)”

net stop “SQL Server Analysis Services (MSSQLSERVER)”

net stop “SQL Server Integration Services”

net stop “SQL Server Reporting Services (MSSQLSERVER)”


in one bat file and

net start “SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER)”

net start “SQL Server Analysis Services (MSSQLSERVER)”

net start “SQL Server Integration Services”

net start “SQL Server Reporting Services (MSSQLSERVER)”


In the other.

Now make sure you right click and run these as administrator under Vista. To check what services you want to / need to stop or start simply go to the services under the control panel / administrative tools.

Good Luck!


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