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Windows 7: Administration: how to set paging for processes and interactive logons

26 Jan 2011   #1
Inixi Noisse

Windows 7 Profesional 64bit 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600
Administration: how to set paging for processes and interactive logons

Hello everybody,
As the topic says, i've been searching on the internet information about how to set paging for processes and interactive logons so that users can have some limits and the system won't crash.

For example:
A system has 4096MB RAM (4GB) and let's say my girlfriend uses this computer with her system account to see some web pages and talk with friends on instant messaging programs. Accidentally she launches some application that has bugs such as memory leaks and overflows memory resizing its' working set up to 5000 MB and still rises. After that there is a possibillity to BSOD or just hang with hdds filling up with page file and loose a lot of performance and unfortunatelly stability. So i'm looking for that kind of administrative function to limit the application so that it won't overflow memory and eventually stop at e.g. 3000 MB.

Is there anybody that has some knowledge about it?

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27 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64) be honest you are looking at an edge case. So in reality you cannot do that. Nor do you actually need to. You have a greater chance of being hit by lightning.
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27 Jan 2011   #3
Inixi Noisse

Windows 7 Profesional 64bit 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600

oh my... well, there is a resolution for linux/unix systems which exactly i want on windows, but as you say the only solution for windows is Applocker :/
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