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What is a recommendataion regarding turning on Lock Pages in Memory for 64 bit SQL Servers.

Is there any implication on turning on lock pages in memory setting?

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Just a note: For 64bit systems you will need Enterprise edition to use the Lock pages feature. –  StanleyJohns Mar 10 '12 at 19:24
@StanleyJohns not true, there is a trace flag for Standard Edition as well, it just won't do it by default. For the OP please read simple-talk.com/sql/database-administration/…, sqlserverperformance.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/… and blogs.msdn.com/b/psssql/archive/2009/04/24/… –  Aaron Bertrand Mar 10 '12 at 23:13
@Aron Bertrand. The blog post from SQL Server MVP Glenn Berry I found my Answer. –  SQL Learner Mar 10 '12 at 23:38

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Microsoft recoomends as an option if you are experiencing buffer pool paging (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918483).

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